NZ Hearing Blog

One hearing aid or two?

Tuesday 06 Aug 2019

Wondering if you can wear one hearing aid instead of two? In the past it was common for people to only wear one aid, so why is my audiologist recommending two? We have two ears for a reason, just like we have two eyes. Our brain is wired to use.

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How do we verify hearing aid performance?

Thursday 25 Jul 2019

Verifying and validating the performance of a hearing aid is vital in confirming the performance and value of the hearing aid to the audiologist and client. In audiology, the method that we use to objectively verify (determine) the amplification.

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Hearing Loss & Dementia: Stay Social

Friday 19 Jul 2019

Many of us use our hearing to connect with the world and the people around us. Often, it is through our personal connections that we assign meaning to various aspects of life – joy, laughter, happiness, sadness, support, growth, and so on. So, what.

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Factors that influence success with hearing aids

Thursday 11 Jul 2019

There are a number of things that can impact how well you adjust and adapt to new hearing aids. It takes practice and time for your brain to be comfortable with changes in sound. Here are our top five influencers to a successful change. 1. Having.

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Do you hear ringing in your ears? It could be tinnitus.

Monday 01 Jul 2019

As audiologists, we get asked about tinnitus - the perception of sound when there’s no external source - all the time. Most people will experience some random sound in their ears from time to time. If it’s infrequent and short-lived (several seconds.

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What is ear wax? Why do we have it? And how should I clean my ears?

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

Ear wax is normal. It is made in the ear canal and is composed of old skin, natural skin oils and sometimes dust and debris. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties too. Wax is the way the ear cleans and protects itself.     Generally, it is.

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The top 5 features of smart hearing aids

Friday 07 Jun 2019

Picture this. You wake up in the morning, and put your hearing aids in - nothing new, you've been using hearing aids for a few years now. You swipe your phone screen, open an app, and select your favorite morning pick-me-up song which streams.

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10 common causes of hearing loss

Friday 07 Jun 2019

A large portion of the population has some form of hearing loss. In fact, the World Health Organisation estimates that there are 466 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss (6.1% of the world's population). There are plenty of.

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