Navigate the Maze of expensive hearing aids
Navigating the maze of options and choices that make up the hearing industry in Australia is no easy task. Despite this difficulty, thousands of individuals, just like you embark on their own journey to find their best hearing solution each and every day. At one point or another, you will find yourself undergoing a hearing
Hearing aids can last for many years, with the average time it takes for most people to upgrade to their next device at around 5 years. That’s a pretty good lifespan! The reasons to upgrade will vary from person to person, but the main reasons people come in to see us for an upgrade include:
Best Hearing Aid
Choosing a hearing aid that will work in quiet and in noise seems to be an issue that most hearing aid users battle with, even those with decades of experience. Part of the problem comes from how hearing aids are currently selected as well as retailer bias. Around 80% of clinics in Australia are owned
Will Hearing aids work for me?
I was recently asked this exact question by a prospective client, who has had no previous experience with the hearing industry. After giving it some thought, I realised that this is actually quite a good question and one that passes someone with years of experience in the industry by, as we often are blinded by
When discussing hearing aids, I’m often asked: “Do I need two hearing aids? Why can’t I just wear one?”   It’s a great question, and certainly one hearing aid is going to provide more benefit than none. However, in most cases two hearing aids (binaural fittings) are required to get the best outcome. Wearing one
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Opportunists alert! There has been much publicity around the state of the hearing industry over the past two years and the high prices some clinics charge for their hearing aids. While this is true in many cases, it is not a complete picture of the industry. It has also opened the door for a few
Improvement of hearing in quiet DOES NOT equal an improvement in noise Improving your hearing in quiet with hearing aids is quite easy as long as your brain is able to interpret amplified speech. Audiology has been able to do that with decent amplification for years, if not decades. The industry is so good at
Which Hearing Aid is the Best
Hearing aid technology levels are arbitrary levels set by suppliers and hearing aid retailers to separate hearing aids into different performance and hearing aid price categories. Different manufacturers have different levels and some have fewer or more levels. At Value Hearing & Tinnitus Solutions, we use 5 different levels to group different manufacturer’s technology into. They increase
Many people want the smallest, best, cheapest and most reliable hearing aids all in on product. Unfortunately, such a single product does not currently exist. Small hearing aids such as completely-in-the-canal (CIC) or the newer, smaller Invisible-in-the canal (IIC) devices are very popular in the client’s mind, but they do come with some caveats, that
Not if they’re properly fitted by a qualified professional. Properly fitted hearing aids don’t just crank up the volume on everything, they increase it in those areas where you have a hearing loss. Think of them as your own personal graphic equaliser, increasing the volume where you need it most. But they also amplify different