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“37% of Australians over the age of 15 years have evidence of hearing damage due to noise exposure.” (NAL 2010) Noise-induced-hearing loss (NIHL) is the permanent deterioration of hearing levels due to exposure to loud noise. It most commonly occurs in both ears, but could be worse in a single ear, where one ear is
You’re at a family gathering, sitting on a long table with family and friends.  Multiple conversations are going on around. There is an interesting conversation going on in front of you.  You decide to lean forward to hear more, yet you find it hard to zone in, it just feels like a wall of noise.  
Article Written by: Anna-Marie – Clinicial Brisbane Also known as, outer-ear infection, swimmer’s ear, and tropical ear is a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection of the canal between the eardrum and the outer ear. Symptoms include an itchy or burning sensation, swelling of the ear canal, pain that is exacerbated by moving the head or
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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

Signs Of Hearing Loss

For most people, hearing problems develop gradually, usually over a period of years. Due to its slow rate of deterioration, it can be difficult to recognise the signs of hearing loss when they first appear. It’s often the family and friends closest to you that begin to become frustrated about your hearing; after all, you

Hearing Loss: Use It Or Lose It

Hearing vs Listening Hearing is access to acoustic information. Listening, however, requires attention and intention.  Normal hearing alone does not assure that one is a good listener. We all know people who have normal hearing but are lousy listeners. Conversely, many of our patients have impaired hearing, yet are wonderful listeners. Listening is a skill
“Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Johns Hopkins” Do you feel like you need more time to process conversations? Do you find it difficult to communicate in noisy environments? Imagine you