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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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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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