Avoid Swimmer's Ear This Summer

Saturday 04 Jan 2020

Swimmer’s ear is another name for otitis externa – an infection of the outer ear canal. It is commonly called swimmer’s ear as it can occur after frequent swimming. External ear infections result when there is bacterial (sometimes viral or fungal).

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Hearing During the Holidays

Friday 27 Dec 2019

As much love and joy as the holidays bring, they can also be stressful, especially if you have a hearing loss. For many of us, this is the time of year that’s filled with family, friends, and social events that require energy and effort. Being.

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Is my hearing normal for my age?

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

“But my hearing is normal for my age, right?” This is a common question for audiologists! However, we don’t classify hearing test results based on age. There is a range (like most things in health) for what is considered normal based on what.

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The Stigma of Hearing Loss

Monday 07 Oct 2019

The stigma of hearing loss is one of the major reasons someone might reject the idea of wearing hearing aids for their hearing loss. Stigma can present itself through a number of ways, such as: not wanting to admit a hearing loss, embarrassment.

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5 Benefits of Rechargeable

Tuesday 01 Oct 2019

Did you know hearing aids are now rechargeable? It’s taken a long time for researchers to develop the technology, but we finally made it! It’s worth the wait as there are some major advantages to rechargeable devices. They save you money.

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Medications for Hearing Loss?

Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

How close are we to finding a cure for hearing loss? Researchers at a number of biotech companies are trying to answer that exact question – and for good reason. For many of us, hearing is one of the most important sensory systems we have. It.

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Common Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Thursday 29 Aug 2019

Because hearing loss often occurs gradually, you may not notice it's even happening. There are some classic signs, however, that are worth paying attention to. If you notice any of these signs are happening on a regular basis, it's time for a.

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Maximising your hearing aid battery

Thursday 22 Aug 2019

We often get asked how long batteries should last in hearing aids. This can depend on a number of factors including how severe your hearing loss is (more severe losses require more power from the hearing aid), what size batteries you have (smaller.

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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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