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
You could get more than you bargain for if you accept a 'free hearing aid trial' offer...
You’re likely familiar with the ads you’ve seen in newspapers, magazines, radio and perhaps even as a flyer shoved in your letter box: Free Hearing Aid Trials! We need 25 people to trial the latest hearing aid technology! Blah! Blah! Blah! Free Hearing Aid Trials are used prolifically in the hearing aid industry to attract
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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
You get what you pay for When it comes to hearing aids, this is one of the most common myths. You are led to believe that the more you pay, the better the hearing aid will work for you. Sure it is best to stick to the big brands with deep pockets leading to lots
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Hearing Aid Funding in Australia

Hearing aids can represent a significant monetary investment. Fortunately, within Australia, there are several options to help relieve the financial burden associated with purchasing hearing aids. These include programs that offer a range of free basic hearing aids; rebates on the cost of purchase; and methods of spreading payment costs. Below is an overview of
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How to avoid becoming caught up in misleading practices   There has been a lot of talk lately about how the hearing industry is unregulated and how some clinics are rorting the system and making exuberant profit out of unsuspecting client with hearing loss. Some of these claims are unfortunately true, but this has now
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Hearing The “Truth”

Unregulated, Unqualified and Misdiagnosed. Morgan, Elysse. ‘Privatising Australian Hearing Will Exacerbate ‘Cowboy’ Industry’. ABC News, 2015. Web. 7 Oct. 2015. –http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-06/privatising-australian-hearing-will-exacerbate-cowboy-industry/6829216 This seems the undesired future of the Australian Private Hearing Aid market and quite possibly the future of Australian Hearing. Seemingly the concept of Business Ethics and a Good Deal, has gone out the
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Books, Books Everywhere!

WRITTEN BY CHRISTO FOURIE Value Hearing’s purpose is to empower our clients and our employees. One big way in which we do this is by providing relevant and useful information. As part of our process to better inform our clients, we have developed a number of helpful e-books. These e-books are designed to be easy
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On the 30th of November 2014, the ABC’s Radio National Background Briefing ran a piece called “Have I got a hearing aid for you!” It exposes the poor practices in the industry and is a good listen for those hoping to avoid being taken for a ride. The key takeaways from this piece: Check if a retailer
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