Preparing For Your First Hearing Test

Preparing For Your First Hearing Test

You’ve finally made the decision to have your hearing tested, and take a step towards better hearing- well done! Now that you’ve started on your journey, how should you go about preparing for your first hearing test? How much time do you need to set aside, and what...
What do Audiologists See When They Look Into an Ear?

What do Audiologists See When They Look Into an Ear?

If you’ve ever seen an audiologist before, you’ll know that the first thing they do after taking your history is look in your ears. We’ve heard many patients make a joke about being able to see all the way through and out the other side! But what exactly are we...
Whistling Hearing Aids

Whistling Hearing Aids

Some years ago one of the biggest things that irritating people about their hearing aids was feedback. Older hearing aids would often make a high pitched scream, like a whistle. This would most commonly occur when the person was close to a surface or another person,...
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. 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 become blocked or impacted. This can have long...
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....