Value Hearing helps you through the maze of hearing aid information
We understand that getting hearing aids is a big investment – and not just in cost. Wearing hearing aids is also an investment in time and lifestyle adjustments too. Part of our mission here at Value Hearing to encourage people to obtain as much information they need in order to make an informed choice. In
Smile! Your ears are as unique as your finger prints.
’Ello, ’Ello, ’Ello… What do we have ear? Did you know your ears are as distinct as your fingerprints? In fact, recognition of the uniqueness of the ear was established before Sir Francis Galton determined, in 1892, that every person’s fingerprints were individual. The credit belongs to Frenchman Armede Joux, a modern pioneer of the
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Value Heaering looks at how you can safely clean your ears at home.
Ear wax. It’s something we don’t like to talk about, but it’s good to know that everyone has and it serves a very important purpose. It is the body’s natural defense against ear canal infections. The production of acidic cerumen prevents infection by raising the pH of the ear canal, thereby making the environment less
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We conducted a survey of our clients last year and invited them to share with us the circumstances that led them to getting a hearing aid. What made them bite the bullet and start looking into hearing aids? One particular response came up again and again – it was a family member (usually a long-suffering
Value Hearing looks at different types of hearing loss and how someone can hear some things well and not others.
If this statement sounds familiar, or you know someone who says this often, it is likely that hearing loss may be present.   The prevalence of hearing loss in Australia in 2017 was estimated to be 3.6 million people. This is about 15% of the total Australian population. In 2060, it is estimated that the
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Value Hearing looks at the scientific literature about hearing loss and cognitive decline.
Dementia and cognitive decline have long been seen as part and parcel of aging. It’s been perceived as unavoidable – like getting wrinkles and going grey. But as researchers discover more about the brain and how it works, there is increasing body of evidence which suggests that this doesn’t have to be the case. Exciting
There’s no getting around it. Hearing aids are expensive. Depending on the level of technology, the price difference between base models and the top of the line can be many thousands of dollars. It’s no surprise that people ask the question – why are hearing aids so expensive? There are a number of different factors
Value Hearing looks at misheard lyrics
We’ve all misheard song lyrics from time to time – but rest assured, it might have nothing to do with your hearing! It’s something everyone has experienced, so much so that the particular phenomenon has its own name: Mondegreen.  Appropriately enough, the name itself is a misheard lyric. And comes from an anecdote told by
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Having hearing loss doesn't mean you can't perform your best at work.
Has work become ‘hard work’ recently? Research has revealed that most people wait 8 years from first noticing hearing difficulties to finally being fitted with hearing aids. So if you’re still in the workforce, that is an extended period where your work performance may not be at its peak. The Hearing Care Industry Association’s report,
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It’s World Hearing Day on March 3, 2019. According to the United Nations, there will be nearly 630 million people with disabling hearing loss by 2030. By 2050, the number could rise to over 900 million. The good news is there is plenty you can do to minimise the risk of hearing loss. If you
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