In a world of technology, there are more and more options for those who have disabilities and impairments. Apps and programs of all varieties have been developed for those who have developmental disabilities, deficits in speech and hearing and more.
When you or a loved one experiences hearing loss, there are lots of decisions to make. The Hearing Care Shop’s audiologist ensures he’s up to date with the latest hearing aid technology and still see’s clients daily, providing not only his expert advice but ensuring he’s hands on with fitting and adjusting hearing aids to best meet a client’s needs.
Does it seem like consonant sounds get harder to hear as the decades pass? In light of the delicate mechanism whereby we hear these sounds, it’s no wonder they become more difficult to discern. Mechanical stress wears away our sensory parts over time, and our brain is forced to fill in the blanks, sometimes erroneously.
Hearing loss can occur to anyone, at any time, whether it be present at birth or acquired later in life. A commonly recognised form of acquired hearing loss is presbycusis or decreased hearing acuity that is directly related to the aging process of the human body.
Tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears,” can occur in either one or both ears. It is alternatively described with words such as whooshing, clicking, hissing, whistling, or buzzing. It is usually connected with hearing loss.
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident of 21 years or older and a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) client, you could be eligible for help with a range of hearing services, including free hearing test, hearing aids and aftercare appointments.
Envision yourself, as a music lover, consistently having your music playing as often as you can with your ear buds plugged into your ears. Next thing you realise over an extended period of time, your hearing feels a bit weaker due to the volume constantly being higher than recommended.
Although there are many types of hearing loss, there are three main types to consider. Conductive Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, and Mixed Hearing Loss. Depending on the type of hearing loss, treatment advised by an audiologist is managed in conjunction with your GP and in some case the ENT.
Around 3.55 million (one in six) men and women in Australia are suffering from some sort of hearing loss at any given moment. There are uncontrollable factors that contribute to hearing loss, such as genetics, age, and illnesses, as well as factors that can be managed, such as medications and loud noises. Read on to learn more about the common causes of hearing loss.
Hearing aids can dramatically improve the quality of your life, but it does take some practice getting used to them. The better informed you are about the adjustment period, the smoother your transition will be.
Most people are familiar with the term noise pollution. It really does exist and it can cause various health problems, including hearing loss. Environmental noise is a form of noise pollution which occurs “outside, caused by transport, industrial and recreational activities”.
Hearing loss is a common problem for both men and women in Australia. While many Australians believe hearing loss just happens as one age, there are also lifestyle choices that can aggravate the issue. Read on for some interesting facts on hearing loss that you may be unaware of.