We get our eyes checked regularly and we get our teeth checked regularly. Doesn’t it makes sense to get our hearing checked regularly? While dentists and opticians recommend annual checkups, audiologists recommend three-to -five yearly checkups – if you haven’t been already been identified with a hearing loss. Hearing loss can creep up on people
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Many of our clients tell us that a drop in work performance is one of the reasons why they decided to get their hearing assessed. And it’s no surprise, since it usually takes about eight years for people to finally make the decision to be fitted with hearing aids. That’s a lot of lost productivity
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Ears are invaluable to help us balance and orient ourselves in the world. When they don’t work right, it affects our balance and not just our hearing. But did you know that Hearing Aids have been shown to help balance by using sound to orient location? Balance is controlled by the inner ear, a complex
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Brain power is exhausting. And when your hearing is not optimised, your brain is working harder than it needs to try to make sense of the sounds your ears are hearing. Hearing fatigue can happen in a number of different ways. Pre-existing hearing loss Getting used to wearing hearing aids and experiencing the return of
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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’
Value hearing looks at how obesity and blood pressure can affect your hearing.
You might be surprised at how your general health and well-being affect your hearing. We take a look a few common health conditions. Being overweight Increased high blood pressure often goes hand-in-hand with obesity. And that is linked to  hearing loss. Researchers have found that healthy blood flow and oxygen are essential for the health
One of the big benefits of new technology is being able to enjoy familiar activities in a new way. With smartphones and tablets now commonplace, listening to your favourite stories in the form of audiobooks, whenever and wherever you want is more convenient than ever. You can listen to them during long drives and flights,
Hospitality is a profession that may cause hearing loss
Everyone knows that some occupations are more prone than others to causing hearing loss. But you might be surprised by some of the professions on the list. We take a look at some of the unexpected occupations that could put you at risk of premature hearing loss. Farmers Life in the country seems idyllic, but
Value Hearing looks at our modern noisy environment and what that means to your health, hearing and well-being
Scientists are starting to make a big noise about the harmful effects of constant sound, not only on our physical well-being, but also our mental health. In fact, some experts consider noise pollution to be just as harmful as air pollution. “Noise pollution causes hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart attacks, strokes and death,” says Dr Daniel
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Value Haring takes a look at a condition called Surfer's Ear
Many people have heard of Swimmer’s Ear – a painful infection which inflames the outer ear – but fewer realise there is another condition that affects Australian water-lovers. And it can result in hearing loss, and surfers are particularly at risk. The condition is called Surfer’s Ear. Its medical name is exostosis, which is abnormal
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