How to Minimise Hearing Loss with Training

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Our sense of hearing is one of our most important to help us get through life safely and give us a feeling of connection to our friends and family. Hearing loss has a big impact on our day-to-day living and can be the cause of physical and mental health problems, and a decline in our living standards. 

Many people worry about losing their hearing through getting older or other causes, but there are steps you can take to minimise the risk and protect your hearing well into your twilight years. 

So, how can you train yourself to hear better? Try these easy and fun hearing exercises and learn how to improve hearing for life. 

Practice Your Hearing 

It sounds silly when you’re constantly hearing whether you want to or not, but focused hearing practice can sharpen your ability to hear clearly and goes a long way to preventing hearing loss. 

When you’re out and about, practice locating the source of different sounds, especially in noisy environments or where there’s a lot of background noise. 

Try to identify each sound and whether it’s close or farther away. Do this with a friend because you might find that you both hear things differently and have some fun at the same time. 

You can also close your eyes and have someone move around the room while they speak so you can practice pinpointing their exact location. 

Meditate Outside 

Meditating outside such as in the park can also help you locate the source of different noises and help you become better at deciphering and isolating sounds when they’re all mixed together. 

Any form of meditation is good for your brain and improves your mental health and concentration; this just takes it up a level with hearing exercises.  

Take a Yoga Class 

Yoga offers a host of benefits for your mind and body, and there are even some poses that can help with your hearing. The aim is to increase blood flow and circulation in your brain and ears which improve nerve function. You can take a class with a friend or find some YouTube videos online to help you practice at home. 

Online Programs and Apps 

There are many apps for your smart phone and online programs that show you how to hear better. You can find daily training programs that simulate a noisy environment and help you develop ways to hear more clearly in busy and noisy places, as well as providing different and challenging accents to listen to and decipher. 

There are also games with children’s hearing exercises so you can start them early and build lifelong good hearing habits. 

How to Hear Better 

At Health and Hearing, we have more than 30 years of experience working with veterans, seniors, university students and working Australians. We understand that seeking help for your hearing problems can be embarrassing and stressful but we’re here to help you with this sensitive issue. 

If you’re having trouble hearing for any reason, it’s important to have a hearing test and get the appropriate treatment. Call us on (07) 3366 9355 or contact us online to discuss your hearing concerns and book a free no-obligation hearing test and consultation. 

5 Common Causes of Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is an umbrella term that describes a person’s inability to hear certain sounds clearly, and there are many causes of temporary and permanent hearing impairment

Your hearing loss can be hereditary or caused by old age, trauma, disease, constant exposure to loud noises such as industrial deafness, or wearing earbuds with the volume too loud. It can also be sudden, usually caused by infection or very loud noises such as an explosion or gunshot. 

Here are five of the most common causes of hearing loss

Ageing 

Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is one of the most common causes and it happens gradually as you get older. The first signs are often an inability to hear higher frequencies. Many people don’t realise their hearing is affected until they start to have trouble hearing clearly with background noise. 

All hearing loss is life-changing, but older people are often ashamed that they can’t keep up with conversations and withdraw, stay home more and become socially isolated at a time in their life when they really need to connect with other people. 

Infection and Disease 

There are a few diseases that can cause diminished hearing such as Meniere’s disease, otosclerosis, and meningitis, and even some drug treatments can adversely affect your ability to hear clearly. Infections of the middle ear and viral infections such as measles and mumps can also affect hearing.  

Sudden Loud Noises 

Explosions and very loud noises next to your ear can cause temporary or permanent deafness or reduced hearing ability. The noise can rupture the ear drum or damage the tiny bones in the ear and can also cause noise-induced tinnitus, a constant ringing in the ear. 

Noisy Environments 

Industrial deafness or noise-induced hearing loss happens when you’re exposed to loud noise from factories or heavy machinery over a long period of time. The hearing loss is gradual and much of the damage has already been done by the time you notice it. Gradual hearing loss can also happen if you listen to music too loud through head phones or earbuds, or attend a lot of live rock concerts. 

Ear Wax 

build-up of ear wax can also cause temporary hearing loss. Some people produce more ear wax than others and it can cause problems when there’s too much or it becomes impacted. Fortunately, it’s easily treated with ear drops and a trip to your doctor or hospital if needed.  

Brisbane’s Most Thorough Free Hearing Test 

At Health and Hearing, we have more than 30 years of experience working with veterans, seniors, university students and working Australians. We understand that seeking help for your hearing problems can be embarrassing and stressful but we’re here to help you with this sensitive issue, or offer our expert advice on the causes of hearing loss. 

If you’re having trouble hearing for any reason it’s important to have a hearing test and get the appropriate treatment. 

Call us on (07) 3152 4056 or contact us online to discuss your hearing concerns and book a free no-obligation hearing test and consultation.

Coping with Cookie Bite Hearing Loss

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There are many different types of hearing loss, and people from all walks of life can experience sudden or gradual hearing loss caused by a variety of factors. 

One rare form of hearing loss is called cookie bite, named for the curved shape of the audiogram result which resembles a cookie with a bite taken out of it. It can also be called soup plate or U-shaped hearing loss. 

What is Cookie Bite Hearing Loss? 

Cookie bite hearing loss affects the mid-range hearing frequencies, and people who suffer from it can often hear high and low frequency sounds well. The condition is permanent and no cure is available, but the right hearing aid can help. 

Unfortunately, the mid-range frequency sounds are what we’re most comfortable listening to and include normal conversation and the sound from TV and radio. That means that people with cookie bite hearing loss will have trouble following conversations and hearing ‘normal’ everyday sounds, which makes life very difficult. 

The Causes of Cookie Bite Hearing Loss 

Heredity plays a big part in cookie bite hearing loss and most people are born with it. However, it may not be diagnosed until the person is at least in their 30s because they haven’t noticed any symptoms until then. 

It can be picked up in children by routine hearing tests at school, and when it’s discovered, it’s usually suggested that the parents also have a hearing test, which can reveal one or both parents have it. 

In very rare cases, it can be caused by damage or disease, but it’s mostly genetic. 

Cookie Bite Hearing Loss Treatment 

Once you’ve been diagnosed with cookie bite hearing loss, a hearing aid can help you to hear more clearly by amplifying the mid-range frequencies. The hearing aid needs to only increase the mid-range sounds because the wearer can already hear lower and higher sounds, so increasing their volume could become unbearable. 

Hearing aid technology has improved much over the last decade, and specialist hearing aids for conditions like cookie bite hearing loss now enable the wearer to adjust their device for more comfortable listening. 

It’s important to seek treatment as soon as you’re aware of the condition because it can worsen with time and age and needs to be regularly monitored. 

Your Independent Hearing Clinic 

At Health and Hearing, we have more than 30 years of experience working with veterans, seniors and working Australians. We understand that seeking help for diminishing hearing can be embarrassing and stressful, but we’re here to help you with this sensitive issue. 

A hearing test performed by an independent hearing clinic such as Health and Hearing can diagnose and quickly get you started with the right cookie bite hearing loss treatment. 

Call us on (07) 3366 9355 or contact us online to discuss your hearing concerns and book a free no-obligation hearing test and consultation. 

The Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss

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Along with our sight, hearing is one of the most important senses to help us make our way through the world, but have you ever stopped to consider the impact of hearing loss on quality of life? 

It’s time to stop putting off that hearing test because you’re afraid of the results and you don’t want to wear a hearing aid. New technology in hearing aids means that they’re no longer the bulky, unattractive devices your grandparents wore. Modern hearing aids are small and inconspicuous, and you’ll be amazed at how much they can help you hear clearly. 

If you’re still not convinced, here are some of the effects of untreated hearing loss you may not have thought much about. 

General Safety 

We rely on our hearing to warn of us of impending danger, but your reduced ability to hear means you won’t be able to clearly hear shouts of warning at work or while you’re out and about, or hear a cry for help. 

Smoke alarms rely on sound to warn you of fire and give you time to get out of the building and call for help. 

Crossing the street becomes even more dangerous if you can’t hear approaching traffic, and driving becomes perilous for you and other road users. 

Not being able to hear warning sounds puts you at a significant risk wherever you are, awake or asleep. 

Socialising and Relationships 

As social beings, the impact of hearing loss on communication can be devastating. You’ll soon become frustrated and embarrassed by your inability to hear and follow the conversation of your friends and family, and they might feel annoyed at you. This, in turn, makes you want to avoid social situations which can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. 

Left untreated, hearing loss reduces your ability to connect with people at a time when it’s vitally important for your mental health and wellbeing

Dementia 

Researchers have found a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia that suggests those with even mild symptoms of hearing loss may be twice as likely to develop dementia later in life. It’s the social impact of hearing loss that increases the risk because of the reduction in quality of life due to isolation, loneliness and even depression. 

The extra work your brain has to do in order to hear and understand conversation may also lead to changes that encourage dementia. It’s important to note that hearing loss is just a risk factor and doesn’t necessarily mean you will develop dementia. 

Balance 

Hearing loss can also cause dizziness and affect your balance due to the inner ear sending unequal nerve impulses to the brain. The brain perceives the information as distorted and sends messages to your eyes that create a spinning sensation which makes you dizzy and off-balance. 

Book a Free Hearing Test and Consultation 

At Health and Hearing, we have more than 30 years of experience working with veterans, seniors and working Australians. We understand that seeking help for diminishing hearing can be embarrassing and stressful, but we’re here to help you with this sensitive issue. 

Call us on (07) 3366 9355 or contact us online to discuss your hearing concerns and book a free no-obligation hearing test and consultation. 

Industrial Hearing Loss – Causes and Symptoms

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Industrial hearing loss, often called industrial deafness, occupational deafness or noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), used to be a common condition affecting people who work in very noisy environments such as factories and the construction industry. 

This irreversible, but completely preventable condition still happens far too often despite increased awareness of the terrible consequences, resulting in temporary or permanent hearing loss or tinnitus, a persistent ringing in the ears. 

What is Industrial Deafness? 

Industrial hearing loss caused by loud noises in the workplace can be from repeated exposure over a long time, such as factory noise and machinery in a confined space, or sudden loud noises such as explosions. 

Long term exposure to excessive noise gradually causes hearing loss, so it isn’t noticeable until the damage is done; it’s also the easiest form of deafness to prevent. The constant loud noise damages the tiny cells in the inner ear which can’t be repaired, and the damage only worsens as the exposure continues. 

The Symptoms of Industrial Deafness 

If you’re constantly exposed to loud noises at work with no protection for your ears, it’ll take some time for you notice a significant reduction in your ability to hear properly. 

Often you may be the last to realise there’s a problem, but others will notice that you keep asking them to repeat themselves, or you’ll complain that people are mumbling or not speaking loud enough.  You might also notice that you need to turn up the TV or radio to hear it clearly, or you have trouble following a conversation when there’s a lot of background noise.  

How to Prevent Industrial Hearing Loss 

Preventing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is quite simple once you’re aware of the damage that occurs with constant exposure to loud noises. Workplaces can be tested for acceptable noise levels and steps taken to reduce the noise if it’s too high. Your employer is required by law to reduce your exposure to loud noise. You can also wear protective equipment such as ear plugs and ear muffs and ask to be moved to somewhere quieter if possible. 

Why You Should Get A Hearing Test 

If you work in a noisy environment and you suspect your hearing isn’t as good as it used to be, it’s important to reduce your exposure to loud noises and have a professional hearing test as soon as possible to assess the damage. If left untreated, your hearing loss can have an effect on your work performance and even pose a safety risk to yourself and your work mates. 

Once your hearing is damaged, it can’t be restored, but there are ways to help you hear clearly again. 

At Health and Hearing, we have more than 30 years of experience working with veterans, seniors and working Australians, and we’re here to help you with any problems you have with your hearing. 

Call us on (07) 3366 9355 or contact us online to discuss your hearing concerns and book a free no-obligation hearing test and consultation. 

Do you Struggle to Hear with Background Noise Present?

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As you get older, your hearing can often diminish, and one of the first signs of hearing loss is the inability to hear clearly in crowded places or where there’s a lot of background noise. This can result in people becoming frustrated and too embarrassed to go out in public and socialise with friends, so they decline invitations and start to feel lonely and isolated at home. 

However, all that can be prevented by visiting your local hearing clinic and getting the help you need. You’ll also have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re doing everything you can to improve and retain your hearing. 

What Causes It? 

Often the person can hear well in quiet situations but cannot pick up the softer parts of speech with noise in the background, which means the brain can’t properly translate the sounds into something meaningful. This is because the tiny hair cells in the inner ear become damaged over time and die, which reduces your ability to pick up certain sounds, and filtering out background noise is a complex process that requires both ears to be working precisely. 

Even if we don’t always hear clearly what others are saying, our brains can usually fill in the gaps for us, which is why it sometimes takes a few seconds to understand what’s been said. 

Background noise tends to be at a lower frequency and can block out many of the important speech sounds you need to make sense of what you’re hearing. 

What is SNR Loss? 

The signal to noise ratio (SNR) is the gap between the other’s person’s speech (the signal) and the noise (the background noise), and people with perfect hearing are able to deal with a lower SNR. 

This means if your hearing is impaired, you need a higher SNR to hear clearly. The bigger the gap, the easier you can understand what’s being said – the signal is much louder than the noise. 

How Hearing Aids Can Help 

If you struggle to hear with background noise, it’s likely you have some signal to noise ratio hearing loss, and hearing aids can help. Hearing aids can determine the difference between speech and noise and separate the two so that the speech signal is amplified and the noise is suppressed, allowing you to hear much better. 

Book a Free Consultation 

It’s important to see a professional about any concerns you have with your hearing, especially if you’re struggling to hear with background noise, or you notice any sudden changes to your ability to hear. At Health and Hearing, we have more than 30 years of experience working with veterans, seniors and working Australians, and we’re here to help you with any questions you have with your hearing. 

Call us on (07) 3152 4056 or contact us online to discuss your hearing concerns and book a free no-obligation hearing test and consultation. 

Hearing Loss and Emotional Wellbeing

Hearing difficulties are life-changing, but an aspect which isn’t readily discussed in the media is the impact on the emotional wellbeing of those affected.

  

Hearing loss affects around 3.6 million Australians, with 90% of those people aged over 50 years old. And with hearing loss affecting more Australian’s every year it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of emotional instability and how you can help your loved ones if they are suffering.

Keep reading to find out how and why hearing loss can affect emotional wellbeing.

Social isolation

It is important to note that symptoms of social isolation can appear well before a person is diagnosed with hearing loss. This is because hearing loss often occurs gradually, and those affected can be unsure about what is happening. The first signs of hearing impacting emotional wellbeing is the individual’s withdrawal from friends, family and the community.

Hearing loss also exacerbates social isolation due to difficulty communicating with others. When this happens, the individual can rely more heavily on visual cues and can also struggle to keep up and give context to conversations. This ongoing difficulty can then lead to issues such as stress, anxiety and fatigue. Furthermore, friends and family may not understand why their loved one has distanced themselves.

Increase in depression

Over time, social isolation and anxiety from hearing loss can lead to depression. This is because when someone needs to work hard to understand others, it can cause them to give up the interests and activities they once enjoyed. Others may even feel misunderstood by their loved ones. In addition, the individual may experience sadness about the loss of hearing which in turn also affects their mental health. Some people with hearing difficulties are proactive in finding ways to communicate, while others can become withdrawn.

In 2007, Australian Hearing released a national telephone survey conducted by Newspoll with 2,401 adults who suffered from hearing impairment. The survey found 60% of Australians with hearing loss displayed symptoms associated with depression. Three of the main symptoms were highlighted including increased irritability and frustration  (52%), difficulty sleeping 22%, and a loss of interest in most activities (18%).

Will hearing aids help?

The good news is that there is continual research which proves that hearing aids can reduce the emotional consequences of hearing loss. This means people who wear hearing aids have improved emotional wellbeing and are less affected by depression.

Need help finding the right hearing aid or need your hearing checked? Contact us today.

If you or any of your loved ones are experiencing signs or symptoms of depression you can contact Beyond Blue here.

Why You Should Choose an Independent Hearing Specialist

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When it comes to hearing, you want to make sure you’re placing one of your most valuable senses in capable hands. At Health and Hearing, we’re passionate about providing our customers with the best possible services, with a focus on personalised recommendations.

There are a number of services that an independent hearing specialist can provide you with, that a retail chain hearing clinic cannot. Read on to find out what they are!

1. Industry professional, not a salesperson

Many hearing clinics are owned by hearing aid manufacturers or large global retail chains. This means that when you walk in to talk to someone about a hearing aid suitable for you, you’re talking to a sales assistant rather than a qualified professional. An independent hearing specialist will book in appointments to ensure that every customer receives professional and experienced advice.

At Health and Hearing, we offer free 30 minute consultations where our team of professionals walk you through your options, answer any questions you have and assist you in trying on a range of hearing aids to find the best fit.

2. They won’t try to push an unsuitable brand

Many hearing clinics are partnered with particular brands and are therefore restricted in the variety of options they can provide you with. An independent audiometrist does not have allegiance to just one brand, and won’t try to push it on you if it’s unsuitable for your needs.

At Health and Hearing, we offer a wide range of brands and types of hearing aids so that we can assist you in finding the perfect fit, without any bias or ulterior sales motives!

3. They consider all factors

An independent audiometrist will take the time to ask questions and gage the kind of lifestyle you lead, to present you with a selection of suitable hearing aids. At Health and Hearing, we take into consideration:

  • The degree of your hearing loss
  • Your lifestyle (whether you engage in sports or active pursuits)
  • Whether you are employed or retired
  • Your preferences (hidden or slightly visible)
  • Affordability and budget
  • Comfort

4. A range of available rebates

An independent hearing specialist can offer you a range of payment plans and rebates that large-scale companies will not. At Health and Hearing, we work closely with the Defence Force to ensure that veterans receive a fair rebate on quality hearing aids, and our aging population have access to free hearing aids with their Pension Cards.

In consultation with your health insurer and tax agent, you may be eligible for a rebate. Likewise, those already serving with the Defence Force may be able to have the cost of their hearing aids completely covered. For more information, get in touch with us today!

5. There’s a 14 day cooling off period

As part of an independent hearing specialist’s personalised services, they’re more likely to offer a good faith cooling off period for your hearing aids. This means that you get the opportunity to trial them in your day to day life to ensure they work for you. Health and Hearing offer a 14 day ‘love it, or we take it back’ guarantee.

We encourage our customers to take their hearing aids home, go see a movie, attend a dinner party, do exercise and generally throw every element of your lifestyle at them to see if they fit the bill! If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll do everything we can to re-calibrate your hearing aids to suit your specific needs or find a better option.

6. Ongoing support

An independent audiometrist isn’t in the business of selling hearing aids and then leaving you to figure out the rest. Health and Hearing are only a phone call away! If you’re having issues with your hearing aids, we can remotely re-calibrate them for you. We also offer tune-up services and ongoing support for our customers. We want to make sure you’re always getting the most out of your hearing aids so that you can get the most out of life.

Contact Health and Hearing today for a consultation or a free hearing test!

The Future of Smart Hearing

Just as we once said goodbye to clunky Nokia bricks and hello to sleek, innovative smartphones - we’re saying goodbye to bulky, analogue hearing aids and hello to sexy, intuitive digital hearing aids.

The future of smart hearing is here and we’re so excited to be part of it!

Modern, digital hearing aids are nothing like their predecessors; they have an amazing amount of powerful features. Here are just a few:

  • Directional microphones - eliminating the struggle to hear in noisy places.
  • Smart hearing - detecting the differences between speech and background noises.
  • Connectivity to smart devices - seamlessly integrating with your life.
  • Efficient programming - adjusting to your needs and environmental changes.

Introducing ReSound Smart Hearing Aids

At Health and Hearing, we proudly fit ReSound hearing aids, and we are in love with the advanced technology packed into these micro-sized aids. ReSound smart hearing aids are about more than restoring lost hearing; they’re about integrating your hearing with your devices and lifestyle.

On top of the personalised, hands-on service we offer, ReSound has a number of apps that allow you to personally control and enjoy your hearing aids. Through the apps, you’re able to tailor and control your hearing experiences. You can download them via the Apple Store or Google Play (for free!). Of course, the apps aren’t limited to your smartphone - they’re also completely compatible across your smart watches, laptops, computers, tablets, smart TVs and more!

Wireless streaming technology

ReSound is far from being the only hearing aid company creating futuristic hearing solutions. Another style of hearing aids we supply - the Starkey SoundLens - is also leading this technological advancement. Their tiny, in-the-ear-canal hearing aid is custom-made and completely invisible in most ears. Starkey’s hearing aid is proof that good things come in tiny packages, as it offers advanced wireless streaming technology and music experience software. Experience sound the way it’s meant to be - pure.

Live life to the fullest!

There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to hearing. Our lives are so intertwined with all of our devices that allow us to live a better quality, more enjoyable life. We use our phones to connect with our friends and family, our TVs to enjoy shows and movies, our cameras to capture moments, and our headphones to enjoy music. Why wouldn’t we want to add hearing technology that allows us to experience the pleasure of optimum hearing to the mix?

Health and Hearing specialise in invisible hearing solutions and only supply high quality-performance technology. Contact us for more information, or book a free consultation today!

Hearing Loss and Balance

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Hearing loss and balance are often taken for granted, but what if they were both taken away from you? Dealing with one health condition is stressful in itself, but when two occur at the same time, it can cause you to wonder if there is a connection. And if there is a connection, is there a solution? In this blog, we discuss the connection between hearing loss and balance, along with what you can do to achieve balance once again.

Although hearing loss alone doesn’t cause balance issues, there are a few situations in which balance can be adversely affected by hearing loss or changes within the inner ear.

Your eyes and ears work together

When understanding the connection between balance and hearing it is also important to be aware of the connection between your eyes and ears in terms of balance. Essentially, your eyes and ears work together to organise the environment around you. Together, these senses judge the distance between sight and sound (for example we can see lightning and count how far apart the strikes appear in the sky). Therefore if something is affecting your ear, your spacial awareness and balance could be off-kilter.

Hearing loss, the brain and balance

A study conducted by John Hopkins Medical Institution has prompted more research into the connection between the brain, hearing loss and balance. The study has shown you are more likely to experience falls and sensations of being off-balance if you have hearing loss. In fact, the study revealed a three-fold increase in fall incidents in people with mild hearing loss. Furthermore, the incident rate increased with every 10 decibels of hearing loss.

After drawing these results, researchers came to a variety of conclusions about why hearing loss was linked to loss of balance. Primarily, researchers explained that people with hearing loss are less aware of the environment, increasing their likeliness of being off-balance and therefore increasing their disposition to tripping.

Researchers also speculated that people with hearing loss experienced a cognitive overload. Meaning, hearing loss caused an increased need for the brain to work harder to hear. This demand in turn, lead to a decrease in comprehensive awareness forcing the brain to let one function slip, which in most cases was balance.

Solution

Fortunately, with the addition of hearing aids, the brain can focus less on trying to hear and more on understanding the surrounding environment. This means if you are experiencing balance issues and hearing loss, a hearing aid may allow you to achieve better overall balance.

Similarly, if you are unsure if you have hearing issues, but your lack of balance concerns you, it may be time to focus on your hearing. To gain insights on your hearing you can try our online hearing quiz.

If you would like to find out more information or you would like to book a free hearing test, contact Health and Hearing today.

Hearing Aids for Uni Students

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For many students with hearing problems, university can feel like a scary and overwhelming endeavour. You might feel embarrassed, ashamed or worried about how you’re going to keep up with your coursework. Perhaps you’ve sat in lecture theatres and struggled to hear what your professor is saying. Or maybe you opt for online classes, instead of on-campus ones, because headphones are more comfortable than in-person conversations.

Whatever the case, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way any longer! You don’t have to suffer in silence or replay powerpoints and videos on the weekend because you’re worried about missing important information.

Modern hearing aids are better than you think

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With ever-changing technology, hearing aids have become more discreet and smarter than ever. These days, you can sync your hearing aids with your smartphone, iPad or smartwatch. You can effortlessly tailor your hearing aids and fine-tune them to suit your preferences through powerful mobile apps. You can even stream shows on Netflix and cable TV direct to your hearing aids!

Excelling at your studies doesn’t have to be a 24/7 stress event. With modern hearing aids, you can confidently make the most of your university experience, hear your lecturers and tutors, and achieve the grades you really want.

Invisible technology for busy uni students

Do you feel discomfort or embarrassment when meeting new people because of your poor hearing?

We’re looking for people who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments to participate in a FREE 7 DAY TRIAL. As part of the trial, you will receive a free hearing test to determine if you have hearing loss. If you qualify for the program, you will receive a pair of new, virtually invisible, ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aids to try out for FREE, for seven days.

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The future of smart hearing

ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aids feature Bluetooth connectivity, remote fine-tuning and are available in a variety of styles and colours. They even automatically adapt their settings to your environment so you can enjoy rich, natural sounds, anywhere, anytime.

Because it’s not about getting old...it’s about staying young!

Sync your hearing aids with your smartphone, iPad or smartwatch.

✓ Effortlessly control and personalise your preferences through a powerful mobile app.

✓ Stream crystal-clear stereo sound from the television directly to your ears.

✓ Extend your listening range with wireless microphones and accessories.

If all that sounds too tricky, don’t worry! We provide 365-day aftercare support, regular tune-ups and maintenance. Our setup process is super simple, and we’re here to walk you through everything, step by step.

A better solution needn’t cost a fortune

CALL US TODAY ON 07 3366 9355 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. PLACES ARE LIMITED!

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 We are local and independent

  1. 14-day love it or return it guarantee
  2. Invisible hearing solution specialists
  3. We take our time in our appointments
  4. Warm and friendly atmosphere
  5. Usually more affordable than our competitors
  6. FREE  hearing aids for pensioners and veterans*
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Treating Tinnitus

In Australia, 18% of people live with a constant ringing, whistling, hissing or whooshing in their ears. This sensation is known as tinnitus and for those who have it, daily life can be a struggle. Tinnitus can be very painful, frustrating and unrelenting leading to feelings of anxiety and hopelessness in sufferers. While there is currently no cure for tinnitus there are ways to treat this condition to make it more manageable and reduce its severity.

If you have tinnitus we recommend speaking with an audiometrist who will begin by identifying the cause. This is an important step that will help to make sure the tinnitus is not caused by another treatable problem. If your audiologist finds that a hearing loss is present then it is likely a hearing aid will reduce the problem. In fact, for some people wearing hearing aids will completely alleviate the condition.

People suffering from tinnitus with no hearing loss can use a Therapeutic Noise Generator device to help cope. This device looks like a hearing aid and produces a blend of external sounds that stimulate fibres of the hearing nerve, helping deviate attention away from the tinnitus. When using this device, sufferers of tinnitus will receive a much-needed break from the debilitating sound inside their head.

If need be, your audiometrist may refer you to a clinical psychologist who offers Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help alleviate the distress caused by tinnitus. In these sessions people learn to adapt to tinnitus by discovering ways to focus attention away from the condition and achieve control over stress, which can sometimes be a contributing factor.

Unfortunately, there is no specific surgical treatment that can cure tinnitus. However, where tinnitus is related to another ear problem, such as otosclerosis or middle ear effusion, successful surgical treatment may cause it to disappear. Furthermore, accurate diagnosis and treatment of Meniere’s disease may result in significantly reduced tinnitus.

Sadly there is no standard fix for tinnitus. If you’re very lucky it will disappear overtime but for most people this is not the case. Generally the sooner a sufferer seeks help, the better their chances of significant improvement. If tinnitus is something you are struggling with we suggest talking with an audiometrist to help manage the condition. Contact us today to book an appointment with Soren our head audiometrist.

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