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Hearing Loss and Tuberculosis

Hearing Loss and Tuberculosis

When you visit an audiologist for a hearing assessment, one of the questions they may ask is whether you have ever undergone any treatment for tuberculosis. While asking about your medical history isn't unusual when seeing a medical professional, one might wonder why...

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What is telecoil?

What is telecoil?

When reading up about hearing aids and their features, one may come across the terms 'telecoil' or 'T-coil'. While not standard in all aids, this feature is commonly found in hearing aids, but what exactly is it, and how might it work for the hearing aid user?...

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Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

With our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices, we have all become accustomed to rechargeability. Many of our electronic devices can be plugged in and charged, ready to be used the next day. However, when it comes to hearing aids, most people still use...

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Choosing ear plugs for sleeping

Choosing ear plugs for sleeping

Recently we've had a number of patients with similar complaints- noisy neighbours, or a snoring partner, that keep them from getting a good night's sleep. We all know how important it is to get quality sleep, and if a noise in your environment is keeping you awake,...

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When should I get hearing aids?

When should I get hearing aids?

We all know that early intervention is important when dealing with children. A child with hearing loss that is identified and receives treatment early in life (before 6 months old) has a far greater chance of developing in a similar way to a child with normal hearing...

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World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd of March. This World Health Organisation initiative aims to create awareness about the importance of one's ears and hearing. Events take place all over the world, all based around a theme. The theme for 2019 is...

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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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