Hearing Loss: Where to Start

By Michael,

It’s a very disconcerting feeling to realise that you’re not hearing as well as you used to. It’s not a matter of being in a noisy environment – you find yourself leaning forward to be able to listen to someone even in a quiet house.

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Hearing Loss: It’s More Common Than You Think

By Michael,

Who is Affected by Hearing Loss?

Many people think of hearing loss as “an old person’s problem” or “something that will never affect me because I hear just fine”. However, the truth of the matter is that hearing loss is a condition that can affect anyone of any age from newborns all the way up through the elderly.

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Guide to Hearing Loss

A Quick Guide to Hearing Loss

By Michael,

When you or a loved one experiences a loss of hearing, the first step is to contact a reputable audiology clinic and schedule a hearing test to uncover the type and level of hearing loss you may suffer. Hearing test appointments are typically 45 minutes and include testing and consultation.

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Which hearing aids are best for your specific needs?

By Michael,

If you have hearing loss, where should you start your search for a solution?

Some people get on the internet and search for products and read consumer reviews to help them make a choice. Some have been recommended specific brands by their friends or family member because it was a great fit for them.  But, should you just look up ‘hearing aids’ online, and choose the best brand, based on customer reviews or recommendations made by your loved ones? 

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Mild Hearing Loss: which hearing aids are the best?

By Michael,

Hearing loss is not a condition that can be defined in black and white, because everyone experiences it differently. Even in the case of mild loss, it might affect one person significantly while it is barely noticeable to another.

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Hearing Loss: A Guide On Where To Start

By Michael,

 

“My defective hearing appeared everywhere before me like a ghost; I fled from the presence of men, was obliged to appear to be a misanthrope although I am so little such.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

Are you afraid that you might be losing your hearing? Even the famous composer, Beethoven, had difficulty accepting that he couldn’t hear as he once did.

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The Best of the Best in Hearing Aids

By Michael,

We rely on the five senses to learn about the world around us and effectively communicate with those in it. When diminished or lost, it becomes difficult to function without any one of those senses. 

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The Link Between Dementia and Hearing Loss

By Michael,

Dementia has been an enigma of the medical community for many years. Doctors and scientists have been working for decades to look for links to be able to predict who may develop dementia and if there are ways to lessen the impact. Recently, studies have shown that there may be a significant link between hearing loss and dementia.

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Can Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatments Cause Hearing Loss?

By Michael,

Chemotherapy has been a vital tool in treating cancerous tumours for decades. This specific type of therapy has been known to drastically shrink the cancer cells in a person’s body. Even though chemotherapy is very good at treating cancer, it can also have some negative side effects.  People have been known to experience sudden hearing loss as one of the many unwanted side effects.

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Understanding Noise Induced Hearing Loss

By Michael,

Noise Induced Hearing Loss, or NIHL, is a condition that can happen immediately or can take years to develop. Most everyday noises are at a safe enough level to where they do not cause any harm to our eardrums. But sounds that are too loud, even if you are exposed to them for just a short period of time, are harmful and often cause NIHL to occur.

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How to Protect Your Hearing Aid at the Beach

How to Protect Your Hearing Aid at the Beach

By Michael,

If you spend a lot of time on Australia’s beautiful beaches, learn to protect your hearing aid while you’re soaking up the sun. These tips will help you deal with water exposure and other common issues. 

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