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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
No doubt that you’re aware of the risks of osteoporosis – especially you happen to be of a certain age. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone density or mass). While we tend to think of ‘brittle bones’
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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Value Hearing looks at the history of sound in the movies
Did you know a piece of top-secret military technology changed how we enjoyed the movies forever? From the first moment flickering images were projected on a screen, filmmakers wanted to add sound to the experience. The first attempt was sound on disc. These were giant records 16-inches in diameter (the modern LP is 12-inches across).
“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.  
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Article Written by: Anna-Marie – Clinician 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
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
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