Selective hearing is the subject of humour going way back. But does it actually exist? Doctors are convinced that it does. In short, our brains can only concentrate on a few things at a time. The more we need to concentrate on something the narrower our focus becomes, which means we filter out the information
Choosing the best hearing aid is easy if you follow the stars
No, we’re not talking about astrology or ancient seafaring here. We’re talking about the star rating that you might see on your Value Hearing quote. As part of our comprehensive assessment, we conduct a speech in noise test.  If you’ve received this test then you’ll see a star rating on the hearing aid you’ve requested
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Value Hearing looks at 'quack' hearing cures.
People suffering hearing loss look for ways to improve their hearing. Sometimes they operate out of desperation and look for cures in all the wrong places. False promises  lead to hopes dashed and that can further reduce the opportunity to maximise your hearing. Hearing is complicated because it involves your ears and your brain. Your
Hearing aids are sophisticated pieces of electronic equipment. Think of them as mini computers for your ears. Hearing aids are programmed especially for you, taking into account the specific nature of your hearing loss and lifestyle. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can order hearing aids online and have them work best for
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You know your hearing is not quite right, but you’re not sure. After all, you can hear just fine at home and in the great outdoors, but get a group of your friends together at a restaurant or in a shopping centre and it becomes difficult to hear through this wall of noise. And it
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Hearing loss is a very complex and personal process. Here at Value Hearing we want to take away the mystery and share the information you need to better understand, care for and protect your ears. Unfortunately a degree of hearing loss is unavoidable as we age – especially at the far ends of the hearing
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Hearing technology has come along way since the very earliest attempts to correct hearing loss. Hearing aids as we know them today are a result of two important pieces of miniaturisation – electronics and batteries. Without the exponential advances in these two areas, it’s doubtful that we’d see all the hearing aid success stories we see
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Telecoils help you hear in concerts. Value Hearing explores this feature
Going to a concert, attending a lecture or going to a house of worship can be a challenge when you have difficulty hearing. The good news is that in conjunction with your telecoil hearing aid, many venues have special systems to help called hearing loops – or, more technically, an audio induction loop. You’re possibly
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We get our eyes checked regularly and we get our teeth checked regularly. Doesn’t it makes sense to get our hearing checked regularly? While dentists and opticians recommend annual checkups, audiologists recommend three-to -five yearly checkups – if you haven’t been already been identified with a hearing loss. Hearing loss can creep up on people
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Many of our clients tell us that a drop in work performance is one of the reasons why they decided to get their hearing assessed. And it’s no surprise, since it usually takes about eight years for people to finally make the decision to be fitted with hearing aids. That’s a lot of lost productivity
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