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Tips and Tricks: Hearing at the Theatre

Tips and Tricks: Hearing at the Theatre

People love going to the theatre. Whether it's to see a large scale show, a small independent play, or a symphony orchestra, there is something for everyone. However, the theatre experience can be full of tricky acoustic environments for people with hearing loss. Here...

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Can ear wax damage my hearing?

Can ear wax damage my hearing?

Ear wax- the sticky substance all of our ears produce- has a bit of a bad reputation. As audiologists, we often get asked about it- is it normal, why is it there, and how should one remove it? While ear wax serves an important purpose, there are cases where it can...

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Surviving the Festive Season

Surviving the Festive Season

For most people, the festive season is a special time to connect with family members and friends. However, for people with hearing loss, large family meals, busy shopping malls, and noisy holidays parties can present them with extremely challenging acoustic...

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How long do Hearing Aids last?

How long do Hearing Aids last?

When deciding whether to purchase hearing aids, one of the most common questions audiologists receive is ‘How long will they last?’. While there are factors that might impact on the expected life span of hearing instruments, there is a generally accepted average....

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Should I bring someone to my hearing appointment?

Should I bring someone to my hearing appointment?

Going for a first hearing test, or seeking help with your hearing aids, can be daunting. Many people fear the results, or worry that they won't be able to express their experiences accurately. While some people like to attend alone, others like to bring a loved one...

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Hearing Aids and Connectivity

Hearing Aids and Connectivity

As our world has become more and more connected, Hearing aid technology has also evolved to allow us to connect our Hearing instruments to all the devices in our lives. While not all hearing aids have capability to be fully connected, more and more hearing instruments...

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Do All Hearing Aids Look The Same?

Do All Hearing Aids Look The Same?

Every person has different concerns when considering hearing aids, but there are a few questions that are almost universally asked. One of them is ‘What will the hearing aid look like?’. Many people expect that hearing aids are all the same- that they will need to get...

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Reading Your Audiogram

Reading Your Audiogram

When you have your hearing tested at a hearing healthcare professional, the results will be recorded onto a graph called an Audiogram. Your audiologist should explain all of your results to you in detail after your test, and you may choose to take a copy of your...

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What happens if Hearing Aids get wet?

What happens if Hearing Aids get wet?

Patients often ask us about how safe their hearing aids are when it comes to water. All hearing aid users have a fear of accidentally hoping into the shower or diving into the swimming pool without removing their hearing aids- and with today's tiny and comfortable...

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Hearing Protection for Musicians

Hearing Protection for Musicians

Anyone who works in the music industry knows that their ability to hear is probably their biggest asset. A musician’s ears enable them to hear the tiny differences in pitch, rhythm and volume that take notes from simple sounds to exciting, moving, gentle or vibrant...

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