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29
Oct
2019

We know you are busy but mark this appointment in your calendar

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As Australians grow both more concerned and better educated about their health and well-being, many already see the importance of regular health checks. You might have an annual GP visit on your list, six-monthly dental checks and cleanings, and maybe others on top of that too! We keep ourselves healthy through eating right and staying…

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22
Oct
2019

Do’s and don’ts of travelling with hearing aids

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Our hearing aids become an extension of ourselves. As we travel for fun and work, here are some things to remember to make sure we always get the best use from our hearing aids. Do’s Do have extra batteries with you always. Do bring a dry aid kit particularly if you are travelling near water…

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15
Oct
2019

Four tips for communicating with someone who has hearing loss

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We all mishear things from time to time, even those of us with perfect natural hearing. In someone with hearing loss, hearing aids can do an amazing job at correcting it, but the loss itself is not reversible. This means that the hearing aids have to work together with the auditory system’s remaining hair cells…

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8
Oct
2019

Retraining your brain takes time and patience with new hearing aids

If you’ve just resolved to improving your hearing health by investing in hearing aids – well done! Life is only going to get more fulfilling from here. Hearing aids are complex and amazing little pieces of technology. However, there are a number of ways you can help your hearing aids work harder for you. After all, teamwork…

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1
Oct
2019

Can hearing aids cause hearing loss?

This is a myth we can bust! Hearing aids definitely do not cause hearing loss if fitted personally for you by a clinician. If this concern has been a barrier to yourself, or someone you love, in addressing a potential hearing loss, please read (or share) this article. This narrative should no longer block the way to…

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25
Sep
2019

How can I support a loved one with hearing loss

Many people do not like to talk about or admit to having a problem hearing. In fact, it takes on average seven years for someone with hearing loss to take action and seek treatment. That’s seven years of special moments avoided, conversations misheard and opportunities lost. If your loved one falls into this category, it’s…

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18
Sep
2019

The importance of frequent hearing check-ups

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If this appointment isn’t in your diary, it should be. Just as a car needs regular services to avoid expensive and unexpected trips to the mechanic, a proactive approach with our health is the key to avoiding nasty surprises! You might already schedule annual trips to your GP, dentist and optometrist, but have you considered…

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9
Sep
2019

Do you have diabetes? Put your hearing health to the test

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We know that type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, at epidemic proportions. More than 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, while 280 new cases are diagnosed every day. For us at ihear, many of the people we see in our clinics each day have diabetes. That’s why we’re driven to learn…

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28
Aug
2019

Beware the online bargain – why you should entrust your hearing to the experts

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Where would we be without online shopping? It’s arguably one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century. Ecommerce in Australia continues to grow and grow! A 2016 report by Australia Post notes that we’re seeing previously untapped consumer segments become more comfortable with shopping online. And what’s not to love? It’s convenient – most online…

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20
Aug
2019

The ten minutes daily exercises for hearing success

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If you’ve recently invested in hearing aids, or are looking to do so, you’re probably also thinking about ways to get the most bang for your buck. Well, we have some insider tips. The key to getting the most out of your new hearing aids is combining them with good rehabilitation practices. After a period…

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19
Aug
2019

Treating hearing loss can prevent a third of dementia cases

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Hearing loss is one of nine modifiable lifestyle factors for dementia In a study published in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, it was written that “dementia is by no means an inevitable consequence” of aging. However, they suggest that nine modifiable “lifestyle factors might reduce, or increase, an individual’s risk of…

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12
Aug
2019

Is it time to upgrade your hearing aids?

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In today’s world, technology is moving so fast it seems that soon as we buy something – a car, television, smartphone or laptop – a new one and more advanced model has hit the market. It’s a blessing and a curse! The exciting news is that the speed of progress also applies to hearing aids….

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6
Aug
2019

General ear health tips

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Five basics of ear cleaning and care Read our top tips for maintaining healthy ears, and your hearing will thank you. Some of these might even surprise you! 1. Ears are self-cleaning. No cotton tips or candles required! It’s normal to have some wax in your ears, even though you probably think it looks quite…

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5
Aug
2019

Rechargeable vs disposable hearing aid batteries — now you have a choice

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All hearing aids, regardless of the style, size, or technology level, have the same basic components: a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and a battery. The battery serves as the power source for hearing aids and is critical to ensure they perform as intended. Until recently, all hearing aid batteries were disposable. But now, many hearing…

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2
Aug
2019

Hearing loss affects more than just your hearing

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The impacts of untreated hearing loss run deeper than you might expect, going far beyond just your ears. Here, we explore some of the challenges you might face if you ignore your hearing loss. With the correct treatment, many of these issues can be alleviated, helping you regain the quality of life you’ve been missing….

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31
Jul
2019

Adjusting to life with Meniere’s disease

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Have you, or has a loved one, been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease? It can be an overwhelming time, especially for the newly-diagnosed, but with the right healthcare partners and treatments, life can still be really good!  The key is to learn as much as you can about your condition and know how to access the…

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30
Jul
2019

Five reasons you shouldn’t delay that hearing test

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Hearing loss is nothing to be embarrassed about. After all, you’re in good company, with one in six Australians living with some form of hearing loss. Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. It’s not just the domain of the elderly, as many believe. If you recognise any of these signs and symptoms in yourself…

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25
Jul
2019

Do’s and don’ts of getting rid of earwax

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Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a grey, orange or yellow material made in the ear canal. It cleans and protects the ears from bacteria, dust, foreign particles, and microorganisms. In normal conditions, wax works its way out of the canal and into the ear opening naturally. However, when there is a build-up of wax,…

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16
Jul
2019

Ten tips to protect your hearing

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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the only preventable cause of hearing loss. Although you may adjust to the loud sounds over time, unfortunately, your ears and brain will not. Once you lose your hearing from exposure to loud sounds, known as a NIHL, your hearing will not recover. A NIHL is typically gradual; by the time you…

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9
Jul
2019

Hearing Aid Care: Understanding your hearing aid batteries lifespan

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One of the most annoying things that can happen with hearing aids is when you hear the tiny voice say “Low Battery.” But numerous factors affect how quickly your hearing aid batteries are used. The quality of your hearing aid batteries can affect many things: how long the batteries last before needing to be changed,…

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19
Jun
2019

The amazing ear and how we hear

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As audiologists, we think that hearing is an absolute marvel of science. We’re not even biased! A human fetus in the womb can hear and respond to sounds from just 30 weeks old. We’re then born able to recognise – and with a preference for – our own mother’s voice, along with other familiar sounds. As we grow up, hearing…

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30
May
2019

The link between your hearing and overall health

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With one in three people over 60 struggling to hear their best, it’s clear that hearing loss is a pervasive issue. More alarming is the negative impact of untreated hearing loss on a person’s quality of life. The consequences of ignoring hearing loss can range from simply missing out on special moments and conversations to increasing risk…

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20
May
2019

A healthy diet can help reduce the risk of hearing loss

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Are you looking for another reason to eat well? We’re guessing you already know a million reasons why. But if you want just one more, this one is pretty compelling. According to a study of 71,000 female nurses over a period of 22 years, women who ate a healthy diet reduced their risk of hearing…

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26
Apr
2019

Noise annoyance is more than just annoying

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Our increasingly louder world doesn’t just affect our hearing. Studies have also shown that “noise annoyance” can cause stress, anger, and disturbed sleep, all of which can permanently impair our physical health and mental well-being. One study — by the Department of Cardiology at the Mainz University Medical Center — confirmed that noise annoyance increases…

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23
Apr
2019

Today’s hearing aids are technological wonders

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If your perception of hearing aids is derived from the devices once worn by your dad or grandmother, today’s blog should be of interest. It comes by way of the head of Stanford Ear Institute Neuromodulation Research Lab. Hearing aid technology have come a really long way in a very short time — with our Livio…

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