We are asked this question quite a lot, both by people who don’t own hearing aids and those that wear hearing aids part-time. The direct answer to this is no. When you have a hearing loss you lose the ability to hear soft sounds. This ability to pick up sounds wont deteriorate faster whether you use a hearing aid or... Read More

Can I wear my hearing aids in the rain and outdoors?

December 6, 2016 4:14 am Published by

This is a question that we are asked at nearly every hearing aid fitting appointment, especially when we start to talk about how moisture is harmful for hearing aids. Hearing aids are electronic devices so water can be a serious enemy; definitely take them out for heavy rain, pools and showers! Fortunately most hearing aids on the market these days... Read More

The top 5 smartphone apps for hearing help

May 25, 2016 5:33 am Published by

Facetime/Skype Anyone with a hearing loss will tell you that it can be really difficult to hear on the phone even with hearing aids. The main reason for this is that we can hear the person but we can’t see them. When you lose visual cues, it becomes more difficult to understand what has been said. Using Facetime or Skype... Read More

Top 3 ways to hear the TV more clearly

May 1, 2016 12:15 am Published by

For many people with hearing loss, hearing the TV is a real problem. Only certain programs can be heard clearly such as the news or films. When it comes to modern shows such us a favourite comedy (we are talking to you lovers of ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’!), it becomes a guessing game. Filling in the gaps is tiring and disheartening.... Read More

Many people report that their GP has told them that their hearing is ‘fine’ and they don’t need to get hearing aids. They may even be told that hearing aids don’t work and are a waste of money. Why does this happen and who should you believe? The GP or the Audiologist? Let’s take a closer look. HOW MUCH DO... Read More

  Many times, people get the best hearing aid they can afford. However, they are not happy with the result and will tell others that it was a waste of money and that it didn’t work. There are many reasons why this can happen. Here are a few. 1. ‘Brain’ hearing ability: In order for us to hear, our brain... Read More

The pros and cons of buying a ‘cheap’ hearing aid: It’s a great time to be getting a hearing aid. They have gotten smaller and more sophisticated than ever before. So why are we still paying so much? If you pay less ($900-$2500) what will you get and what will you lose? Let’s take a closer look. Pros: Great design... Read More

HOW TO TALK TO A LOVED ONE ABOUT THEIR HEARING LOSS

March 29, 2016 6:14 am Published by

Denial to hearing loss is very common. Most people who have hearing issues believe that their hearing is “not bad” or at least better than their peers. They would never even consider making an appointment for a hearing assessment, let alone trying a hearing device! As caring family members we often don’t want to tackle this denial, we try to... Read More

WHICH IS BETTER: IN-THE-EAR OR BEHIND-THE-EAR?

March 8, 2016 5:40 am Published by

There are many different shapes and sizes of hearing aids on the market, so how do you know which is the best? Keep reading to see whether a custom In-The-Ear or a Behind-The-Ear device would be better for you… Cosmetics and Comfort The smallest and most discreet hearing devices can be truly invisible. They are tiny custom made devices which... Read More

The day I found out I had normal hearing

February 29, 2016 6:16 am Published by

My hearing had always been fine up until 5 or 6 years ago when certain snippets of conversation would ‘dip’ in volume. As I’m only in my late 30s, ‘old age’ hearing loss would be a low likelihood for me… right? To get to the bottom of it, I had a hearing test and this is what happened. The audiologist,... Read More

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