Hearing technology has come along way since the very earliest attempts to correct hearing loss. Hearing aids as we know them today are a result of two important pieces of miniaturisation – electronics and batteries. Without the exponential advances in these two areas, it’s doubtful that we’d see all the hearing aid success stories we see
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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’
Once you’ve been wearing hearing aids for a while, you’ll know how essential they are getting the most out of life. So it’s no surprise that some clients experience a moment of panic when their hearing aids don’t work. While we welcome anyone to call us at anytime about their hearing aids, we have some
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
If you’ve been told you need hearing aids, but don’t know where to start, we have seven features you should consider before making a decision. Directionality Noise Reduction Feedback Programmability Connectivity Style Aftercare Directionality Ask if the hearing aid you’ve been recommended has more than one microphone to help better identify the sounds you need to
A few of months ago, we received a phone call from a gentleman who was not a client of ours. He had some brand new hearing aids but the instructions were in Chinese – and he didn’t read Chinese. That sounded odd, so we asked how he came by those hearing aids. He said he