The historical and often hysterical stigma attached to deafness and hearing loss may work as a deterrent that puts people off getting their hearing checked.The Stigma of Wearing Hearing Aids
This article is about the value of really listening, not just appearing to show the symptoms of listening.How to Become a Better Listener
Psychologists have identified approximately 150 different types of unconscious bias in human behaviour. Unconscious bias is also known as implicit bias.Negativity Bias
Described by some as cicadas singing in your ear ABC Body Sphere highlighted some interesting issues surrounding the condition.Tinnitus who has it and why?
Some Hearing Aid manufacturers have a 12 month damage or lost hearing aid replacement program. Many offer reasonable Hearing Aid Repairs for out of warranty Hearing Aids. Typically a warranty will be for 3 years.Lost or Damaged Hearing Aids
Conscious listening creates understanding. Not being able to hear creates frustration, misunderstanding and confusion.Deep Listening
A new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids has been established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2022. It is called the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act.Over-the-Counter hearing aids
Hearing aid accessories can really work for you in difficult to hear scenarios, here are 4 products listed on www.HearingAidPrices.com.auHear Better than Anyone in the Room
Loudness is purely the strength of the sound wave - known as its amplitude. The loudness you perceive is a mix of perception and psychology. Decibels (dB) are a measure of the level of sound. Decibels operate on a logarithmic scale (not linear).Sound Wavelength and Loudness
Have you ever had trouble locating a sound? Maybe your phone in another room? Your hearing plays a large role in how you detect and locate sounds, called localisation.Localisation - identifying where sound comes from
Most Hearing loss is acquired through recreational and workplace noise, illness, medications and as part of the process of ageing. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden deafness, is an unexplained, rapid loss of hearing either all at once or over a few days.Sudden Deafness
When it comes to hearing, technology is your friend. The extra processing power that has improved hearing aids have also helped accessories and general apps that can make your working life easier.Hearing Better in Meetings
The overproduction of adrenaline can reduce blood circulation in the inner ear or even stop it completely. How your brain manages attention can be improved by meditation. Hearing can therefore be improved by meditation, because your brain is more effective.Can meditation improve hearing?
Wireless hearing aid wearers can stream media directly to their hearing aids without wires.
With improvements in smart devices like iPhones that streaming process is so much more efficient.
If you are not cleaning and maintaining your hearing aid daily, the microphone ports will get blocked with wax and so will your wax management system at the speaker end.Cleaning and Maintaining Hearing Aids
The best process for buying a hearing aid is 1. understanding the technology 2. ensuring you actually need a hearing aid 3. finding the right people to look after youWhat is the process for buying a hearing aid?
If you have a hearing loss in both ears the simple answer is two hearing aids. Why? Because that is how your brain is designed to work at its optimal best as explained in this article.One Hearing Aid or Two?
Premium hearing aids have come down in price in Australia.
The cost is less than $6000 for a pair of premium hearing aids.Hearing Aid Cost Breakthrough 2019
The impressive ReSound LiNX 3D - Imagine talking to your colleagues against a backdrop of whirring blenders, chopping knives and sizzling pans.Hearing Aid Future is Here
Series 5 Episode 9 of ABC The Checkout examines hearing aids in Australia.ABC Checkout Warns on Hearing Aid Purchases
A great presentation on 5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasure illuminates issues of our evolving decline in listening skillsListening better in a noisy world
Hearing aid wearers will be interested in the new wearable technology Nuhearas IQbuds created in Australia.Hearing augmentation devices - IQBuds
It is now understood that chronic ear disease and the resulting deafness is a major cause of social disadvantage. If a child can't hear it is difficult to learn, it's difficult to gain an education or a job.Childrens Hearing Linked to Social Disadvantage
Studies have shown that even when younger and older adults have similar hearing thresholds and speech discrimination ability in quiet, older adults will perform worse on speech discrimination tasks in noise than their younger counterparts (Kricos 2006).Hearing with Less Effort
The title of Mark Nepo's book "Seven Thousand Ways to Listen" refers to his conversation with an African linguist who discusses the world has around 7,000 languages.Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
Hearing loss is independently associated with incidental-cause dementia. Whether hearing loss is a marker for early-stage dementia or is actually a modifiable risk factor for dementia deserves further study.Hearing Loss and Dementia
Not everyone pops in a hearing aid and trots off into the sunlight with perfect hearing.Myth: Hearing Aids do not work
ABC Background Briefing exposes the vertical integration of hearing centres.ABC Background Briefing Hearing Aids
Hearing aids in Australia will always be more expensive than some locations like USA or Europe, however that is no reason to pay up to $4000 more for a pair of aids.Buying a hearing aid for your parents
In the US there is a growing trend for people to bypass buying hearing aids from an audiologist or licensed hearing aid dispenser in favour of what are termed personal sound amplifier products (P.S.A.P.).Is Bluetooth making costly Hearing Aids redundant?
Hearing aids can now be programmed at your premises by a qualified audiologist.Research Online and Save
I can now hear the birds chirpingPhonak Q10 Hearing Aid Review
We often focus on the cost of hearing aids which is important and one reason we are upfront with our hearing aids prices.Is anyone listening to you
The price of repairs to hearing aids in Australia represents good value.Hearing Aid Repairs
A speech discrimination test often conducted by an audiologist, assesses how well you understand words.Will I benefit from a hearing aid?
To properly compare hearing aids you need to trial different styles and different brands.Compare Hearing Aids
Get the best value and care via our Hearing Aid Referral program.Audiologists are now mobile
Hearing loss can have a dramatic effect on your employment prospects.Hearing and your work prospects
Only one or two children in every 1,000 have significant permanent hearing loss.Hearing and your baby
Hearing aid wearers often get an occlusion effect when wearing hearing aids that cover the entire ear.
It's like a hollow or booming effect. You can simulate this effect by putting both of your fingers in your ear and talking.
Hearing Aid Brands in AustraliaHearing Aid Brands in Australia
Here is an interesting new hearing aid that has just arrived in Australia.ReSound Verso
Phonak announce first waterproof rechargeable hearing aid.Waterproof Hearing Aids
Guitar teacher Jeff who teaches Guitar Lessons Gold Coast advises getting good quality speakers and audio system.Music to your ears
Refer to Hearing Aid Bank (BetterHearing.org.au) to see where you can send these aids.Donate hearing aids that are no longer needed
Some audiologists are put in a compromising position as they end up being sales people for a brand of Hearing aid rather than offering holistic hearing care.Audiologists Career Path
Phonak Paradise Hearing Aid is universally regarded highly. Battery life and Bluetooth® capabilities allow hands free conversations direct to your ears.Bluetooth Hearing Aids