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Analog Hearing Aids vs Digital Hearing Aids

Until quite recently, all hearing aids were analog. Today you can find both analog and digital hearing aids on the market, although analog hearing aids are becoming less common due to the advantages ...
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Tinnitus - What It Is and How to Treat It

Tinnitus is a physical health condition where you experience ringing in the ears or other noises without any external sound being present. It is a symptom that describes a fault in the hearing system, ...
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Understanding Hearing and Pitch

Human Hearing There is an upper and lower limit to the frequencies that animals can detect. These limits can vary significantly depending on the animal. The sound of a vacuum cleaner might not bother ...
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Looking after Your Hearing at Concerts and Festivals

Hearing loss is experienced by one in every six Australians. Most cases result from repeated and lengthy exposure to loud noises which could’ve been prevented with ear protection. With daily use ...
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Why You Should Avoid Cheap Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is more complicated than many people think. Treating it is not as simple as purchasing a hearing aid over the counter or on the internet for a quick fix. Addressing hearing problems ...
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Getting Used to Your Hearing Aid

Wearing a hearing aid for the first time is a big adjustment for children and adults of all ages. You might find that a whole world of noise becomes audible where before there were only faint ...
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Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

Choosing the right hearing aid s is an extremely personal decision, and one that’s crucial to get right. Your hearing aid needs to be specially suited to your particular type and degree of ...
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Industrial Hearing Loss - a Growing Issue in Australia

Hearing loss is seen by many Australians as something that happens with age or from exposure to extreme volumes such as live concerts, gunshots or a jet taking off. What a lot of people don't ...
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5 Signs You Need a Hearing Test

“Can you say that again?” If this is something you find yourself saying over and over again throughout the day, it might be time to get your hearing tested. Aside from your friends and ...
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When Should I Get My Hearing Tested and How Often?

Hearing tests are an integral part of assessing, and subsequently diagnosing, hearing loss. They can help detect conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus relief, SSD, and a range of other ...
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What Causes Hearing Loss in One Ear?

Hearing loss in one ear is often described as unilateral hearing loss, or single-sided deafness (SSD). SSD is a type of hearing loss where there is a complete hearing loss in one ear and anything from ...
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Types of Hearing Loss

If you struggle to understand people during conversations and frequently have to ask them to repeat what they say, you might be suffering from hearing loss. By looking at the types of hearing loss, we ...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tinnitus

•What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound is present. The noise can be ringing, screeching, hissing, humming, clicking, chirping, buzzing, even music; constant ...
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Can a Hearing Aid change your life without changing how you live?

LYRIC CAN: Be worn 24/7 while sleeping, talking on the phone, exercising, and even showering. Last for up to 4 months without changing batteries. Deliver exceptional sound quality by working with your ...
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Untreated hearing loss takes a toll on relationships

Untreated hearing loss takes a toll on relationships Untreated hearing loss does not only affect an individual's quality of life - it also has an impact on his or her relationships, especially the ...
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5 Common Tinnitus Myths

5 Common Tinnitus Myths For tens of millions of tinnitus sufferers, daily activity can be a challenge. Finding help can be frustrating. And the confusion surrounding the condition can lead to feelings ...
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Could your exercise program be causing hearing loss?

Could your exercise program be causing hearing loss? Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing | Monday, January 25th, With the New Year upon us, it is likely that many of you have ...
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Hearing affects everything between your ears

From Oticon People First – BrainHearingTM - Helping the brain make sense of sound. Untreated hearing loss increases the risk of mental decline. Did you know that we hear with our brains, not our ...
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Hot Weather Tips for Hearing Aid Users

Hot Weather Tips for Hearing Aid Users HOT weather is coming. HOT weather also brings heat, humidity and air conditioning all of which can wreak havoc on hearing aids. Moisture collects in tubing, ...
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Back To School - Hearing Loss and Its Implications for Learning and Communication

Back To School - Hearing Loss and Its Implications for Learning and Communication Poor hearing is a serious problem for children. It affects their ability to learn to speak, read and be educated. ...
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MEDICATIONS AND TINNITUS

MEDICATIONS AND TINNITUS Tinnitus is sometimes the first sign of hearing loss in older people. It also can be a side effect of medications. More than 200 drugs are known to cause tinnitus when you ...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HEARING & AUDIOLOGY

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HEARING & AUDIOLOGY New Years is a noisy time of year with fireworks, noisemakers, bars, yelling and screaming crowds, and other loud sounds piercing the environment. Fireworks ...
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Tips for Christmas day - when you have a hearing loss.

(http://www.aucklandhearing.co.nz/tips-christmas-day-hearing-loss/) Tips for Christmas day – when you have a hearing loss Hearing well at the family Christmas dinner Christmas is a social time, ...
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Congratulations To Our Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our Christmas Hamper...Nelly Keller. Thank-you to everyone who made it into the draw.
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