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Why can’t i hear? types and causes of hearing loss you need to know
22 December 2020

Why can’t i hear? types and ca...

Have you ever thought about why some people have trouble hearing? Is it something they were born with? Did they lose their hearing because of age? Was...
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The risks of untreated hearing loss
25 June 2020

The risks of untreated hearing l...

People with hearing loss are navigating a number of challenges including the increased risk to suffer from depression and the possibility of faster a...
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The history of hearing aids
31 May 2020

The history of hearing aids

A Journey Through Time and the Marvels of Modern Hearing Care What have Ludwig Van Beethoven, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Edison in common? Besides them ...
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Attune hearing update: covid-19/ coronavirus
16 March 2020

Attune hearing update: covid-19/...

Dear Valued Client, Attune Hearing wanted to provide you with an update on how Attune has and continues to prepare for COVID-19/ Coronavirus, and ...
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Amplifon to acquire attune hearing in australia
09 January 2020

Amplifon to acquire attune heari...

Last Updated: 9/1/20 @ 11:05am EST ATTUNE PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTS AMPLIFON’S PRESENCE IN THE COUNTRY AND STRENGTHENS THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MEDIC...
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Abc’s the checkout: australian hearing industry
07 March 2019

Abc’s the checkout: austra...

ABC’s The Checkout featured an episode dedicated to breaking down the Australian hearing industry. Attune Hearing proudly supports the investiga...
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$2.5 million fine follows accc investigation
16 January 2019

$2.5 million fine follows accc i...

In November 2018, the Federal Court fined two hearing aid retailers, Oticon Australia Pty Ltd (Oticon) and Sonic Innovations Pty Ltd (Sonic) $2.5 mill...
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Accc highlight key issues in industry investigation
19 December 2018

Accc highlight key issues in ind...

In 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a document labelled, ‘Issues around the sale of hearing aids’. This do...
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What to expect from your hearing aid fitting appointment
28 July 2021

What to expect from your hearing...

Have you been diagnosed with hearing loss and are considering getting hearing aids? Are you a little nervous or anxious and want to know what is invol...
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Are hearing loss and heart disease linked?
23 July 2021

Are hearing loss and heart disea...

Were you aware of the link between cardiovascular health and hearing? Having a healthy heart and good blood flow can do wonders for your hearing. Equa...
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Hearing aid accessories: which ones do you really need?
23 July 2021

Hearing aid accessories: which o...

If you have hearing loss, chances are you’d greatly benefit from wearing hearing aids. Besides allowing you to hear better and participate in conver...
read more
Age-related hearing loss: what is presbycusis?
14 July 2021

Age-related hearing loss: what i...

Age-related hearing loss, or Presbycusis, is a reduction in hearing that occurs as a person gets older. Age-related hearing loss can begin in the thir...
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Free hearing test or paid hearing assessment – what’s the difference?
07 July 2021

Free hearing test or paid hearin...

Hearing testing is the most commonly accepted practice of identifying hearing loss in Australia. In a fast-changing world, with more reliable e-health...
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What are the causes of sensorineural hearing loss
05 July 2021

What are the causes of sensorine...

Approximately one in six Australians suffer from some type of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss to be d...
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Why hearing amplifiers and hearing aids aren’t the same
11 June 2021

Why hearing amplifiers and heari...

A quick internet search for “hearing amplifiers” will yield a number of sites selling hearing devices that claim miraculous hearing benefits. So-c...
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Got blocked ears? here’s a guide to types, causes and treatment options
26 April 2021

Got blocked ears? here’s a gui...

Do your ears feel all bunged-up, clogged or full? It’s not a nice feeling but most people have gone through the experience at some point. But why do...
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Unilateral hearing loss: why can hearing loss affect each ear differently?
23 April 2021

Unilateral hearing loss: why can...

Hearing loss generally affects both ears to the same degree, which is what your audiologist refers to as bilateral hearing loss. However, it is possib...
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Can exposure to loud noise cause hearing loss in babies?
20 April 2021

Can exposure to loud noise cause...

Are you worried about being exposed to loud noises during pregnancy? Exposure to loud music and other sounds can increase stress levels and raise the ...
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Genetics of hearing loss: can hearing loss run in the family?
16 April 2021

Genetics of hearing loss: can he...

The short answer is yes, hearing loss can be passed on from generation to generation. Genetic hearing loss is, in fact, the cause for about 50 per cen...
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Diplacusis: understanding double hearing
02 April 2021

Diplacusis: understanding double...

Do you notice sounds echoing in your ears? Do you hear sounds at different pitches in each ear? You may be experiencing a condition known as “diplac...
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Do hearing aids restore your hearing?
02 April 2021

Do hearing aids restore your hea...

Hearing loss is something that we all might encounter at some point in our lives, and it can lead to feelings of worry and frustration if left untreat...
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Does hearing loss impact your emotional and mental health?
02 April 2021

Does hearing loss impact your em...

What are the emotional aspects of hearing loss? It’s a question that many ask rather late into their hearing journey. The link between their hearing...
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When hearing loss prevents you from hearing the sounds of everyday life
29 March 2021

When hearing loss prevents you f...

Consider all the sounds that surround you day in, day out: A child’s laughter, a bird singing, a friend chatting, or a great song on the radio ̵...
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10 reasons to stop putting off your hearing health
19 January 2021

10 reasons to stop putting off y...

Many people struggle with hearing loss and put off doing anything about it. This can have many reasons: Maybe they do not want a hearing test because ...
read more
How long does a hearing test take?
22 December 2020

How long does a hearing test tak...

The short answer: A diagnostic hearing test takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour including a full case history followed by an extensive battery o...
read more
Everything employers need to know about the new mandatory audiometric testing for australian businesses
21 December 2020

Everything employers need to kno...

With the audiometric testing exemption in NSW due to expire at the end of 2020, the Code of Practice for Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at...
read more
Give the gift of hearing this holiday season
18 December 2020

Give the gift of hearing this ho...

Most Australians think of hearing loss as part of the normal ageing process. However, the nature of modern life and our personal choices, have increas...
read more
The top 10 signs you need a hearing test
18 December 2020

The top 10 signs you need a hear...

How often should you have your hearing checked? It’s a question most of us probably ask ourselves at one point or another. A hearing test is an impo...
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When and how often should you have a diagnostic hearing test?
27 November 2020

When and how often should you ha...

The short and quick answer is: it varies from patient to patient and depends on a wide range of factors that can affect your hearing, from your age an...
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Hearing tests for newborn babies
27 November 2020

Hearing tests for newborn babies

Hearing loss in babies and small children can affect their ability to develop speech and social skills. About three in 1000 babies are born with a hea...
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How to manage congenital hearing loss in children
27 November 2020

How to manage congenital hearing...

Congenital hearing loss, that is, hearing loss that is present at birth, is the most common chronic condition in newborn children worldwide. Nonethele...
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How to read your audiogram results
27 November 2020

How to read your audiogram resul...

Our hearing is a complex sense that most of us take for granted until we lose it. Many things can cause hearing loss, and we will most likely experien...
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How to tell your parents they need hearing aids
01 October 2020

How to tell your parents they ne...

After hearing countless times of “what did you say?” and “pardon me” in a single conversation, are you at your wits’ end and ready to tell y...
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Should you buy hearing aids before having a hearing test?
28 August 2020

Should you buy hearing aids befo...

The short answer is no, absolutely not. Getting a hearing assessment is the first step on your journey to better hearing health and there is really no...
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What is a balance test? i balance & dizziness
26 August 2020

What is a balance test? i balanc...

Dizziness, lightheadedness and vertigo are some of the most common health problems experienced by people of all ages. These conditions can have a huge...
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A patient guide to understanding your audiogram results
26 August 2020

A patient guide to understanding...

You’ve just received a hearing test and have been diagnosed with hearing loss, but what do the results really mean?  A great Audiologist will alway...
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Hearing loss in children: what signs should parents look out for?
26 August 2020

Hearing loss in children: what s...

It’s normal for parents to worry about their babies. Newborns and young children are challenging, no doubt about it. And with a lack of sleep and ex...
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Hearing aid trial: all you need to know
25 August 2020

Hearing aid trial: all you need ...

Getting a hearing aid is a life-changing decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A free hearing aid trial allows you to test your devi...
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Hearing loss in the workplace: is your job damaging your hearing?
16 July 2020

Hearing loss in the workplace: i...

An estimated one million Australian workers are exposed to excessive noise at their workplace. But hearing is delicate and loud noise can cause perma...
read more
I have a hearing loss, now what? a step-by-step guide to looking after your hearing health
23 October 2019

I have a hearing loss, now what?...

Many Australians think. “I’m young, I won’t need to start worrying about my hearing until I’m 50”, Well that is where you are wrong! The tru...
read more
Different types of hearing tests and assessments
15 August 2019

Different types of hearing tests...

The ability to hear makes a significant impact on an individual’s daily routine. If you believe you are starting to suffer from hearing problems, yo...
read more
Hearing aid accessories: which ones do you really need?
23 July 2021

Hearing aid accessories: which o...

If you have hearing loss, chances are you’d greatly benefit from wearing hearing aids. Besides allowing you to hear better and participate in conver...
read more
How to find the best hearing aid for you
23 July 2021

How to find the best hearing aid...

Choosing the right hearing aid can make all the difference to how happy you will be in the long run. It’ll determine whether you will be a life-long...
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Different types of hearing implants from cochlear, med-el and advanced bionics
02 July 2021

Different types of hearing impla...

Did you know that Cochlear implant procedures have been performed for over 40 years? Since 1977, over 550,000 Cochlear hearing devices have been impla...
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Seven ways in which hearing aids help you live longer
01 July 2021

Seven ways in which hearing aids...

Hearing aids are a miracle of modern technology. If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, hearing aids can allow you to hear the sounds you’ve ...
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The emotional effects of untreated hearing loss
21 June 2021

The emotional effects of untreat...

Hearing loss is an invisible disability that often goes undetected. Once people notice a decline in their hearing, most of us wait up to five years be...
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I hate my hearing aids! what can i do?
14 June 2021

I hate my hearing aids! what can...

All too often, hearing aids end up catching dust “in the drawer” after a few failed attempts of getting used to them. Given that there is a signif...
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Why hearing amplifiers and hearing aids aren’t the same
11 June 2021

Why hearing amplifiers and heari...

A quick internet search for “hearing amplifiers” will yield a number of sites selling hearing devices that claim miraculous hearing benefits. So-c...
read more
What in-the-ear hearing aids perform best?
08 June 2021

What in-the-ear hearing aids per...

Does the minefield of hearing aid information leave you feeling overwhelmed? This is a constant refrain from many people who are thinking of purchasin...
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10 reasons to stop putting off your hearing health and invest in hearing aids
07 June 2021

10 reasons to stop putting off y...

A hearing health check should be part of your annual check-up. It is quick, easy and can open many options for you to make your life easier. Below, we...
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Hearing aids domes: your questions answered
04 June 2021

Hearing aids domes: your questio...

Hearing aid domes are a soft silicon ‘tip’ that attach to a behind-the-ear or receiver-in-the-canal hearing aid in place of a traditional ear mold...
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What medical treatments can help with hearing loss?
04 June 2021

What medical treatments can help...

Hearing loss affects 1 in every 6 Australians and this number is expected to reach 1 in 4 over the next 50 years. Given these astonishing figures, it ...
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Exercising with hearing aids: tips and tricks from your hearing care professionals
03 June 2021

Exercising with hearing aids: ti...

Are you new to wearing hearing aids and concerned about how they will impact your lifestyle? Do you love running, swimming and cycling? Long walks thr...
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How auditory training can help seniors communicate in noisy environments
21 April 2021

How auditory training can help s...

If smiling and nodding are becoming the way you manage social gatherings because it’s easier than trying to follow a conversation in background nois...
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What is a vibrant sound bridge? how does it work?
19 April 2021

What is a vibrant sound bridge? ...

Vibrant Sound Bridge (VSB) is a middle ear implant system for adults with moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss. It is, essentially, an implan...
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What is the difference between hearing aids and cochlear implants?
15 April 2021

What is the difference between h...

If you found your way here, you or a loved one have most likely been diagnosed with a hearing loss and are now looking into treatment options. To set ...
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Why does medicare cover cochlear implants but not hearing aids?
31 March 2021

Why does medicare cover cochlear...

Why is it that Cochlear Implants, which are rather expensive in comparison to non-surgical hearing devices, are publicly funded, whilst hearing aid we...
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When hearing loss prevents you from hearing the sounds of everyday life
29 March 2021

When hearing loss prevents you f...

Consider all the sounds that surround you day in, day out: A child’s laughter, a bird singing, a friend chatting, or a great song on the radio ̵...
read more
Hearing solutions: the best small and discreet hearing aids for your hearing loss
10 March 2021

Hearing solutions: the best smal...

When considering hearing aids for the first time, many are greatly concerned with the aesthetics and size of the devices. They’re looking for small ...
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Cochlear implants: the right choice for single-sided deafness?
09 March 2021

Cochlear implants: the right cho...

Single-sided deafness, or the complete loss of hearing in one ear, affects thousands of Australians, causing them to experience a long list of difficu...
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Can hearing aids help alzheimer patients?
08 March 2021

Can hearing aids help alzheimer ...

Many people diagnosed with dementia also live with different degrees of hearing loss. Can regular hearing checks and hearing aids ease the effects of ...
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The australian hearing services program (hsp): are you eligible?
08 March 2021

The australian hearing services ...

More than 3.6 million Australians suffer from a form of hearing loss. Whilst a large proportion is age-related, many hearing conditions are the result...
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How a cochlear implant can improve your life
19 February 2021

How a cochlear implant can impro...

When hearing aids aren’t enough, cochlear implants are often the best solution for those affected by hearing impairments. With nearly half a million...
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Common hearing aid misconceptions that might be holding you back
19 January 2021

Common hearing aid misconception...

We all have misconceptions that are persistent and contagious. As audiologists, we know that there is certainly no shortage of hearing aid myths: Big ...
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Do you need hearing aids for tinnitus
21 December 2020

Do you need hearing aids for tin...

Tinnitus is a condition in which people experience noises or ringing in their ears or head when there is no physical sound at present. Tinnitus is uni...
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How much do hearing aids really cost?
02 December 2020

How much do hearing aids really ...

Are you wondering how much hearing aids cost in 2021? We’re not going to beat around the bush: Hearing aids aren’t cheap. And they shouldn’t be!...
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Cochlear implant: your guide to preparation and surgery
05 November 2020

Cochlear implant: your guide to ...

Cochlear implant surgery is a routine procedure. Still, it is important to be prepared and know what to expect. Better understanding the journey ahead...
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Are invisible hearing aids better than regular hearing aids?
05 November 2020

Are invisible hearing aids bette...

The decision of getting hearing aids is for good reason considered a huge milestone. It is a big step to take. You may have already formed an idea of ...
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Common hearing aid issues and repairs
29 October 2020

Common hearing aid issues and re...

Is your hearing aid not working properly? It might be time for a service and simple repair. Whilst modern hearing aids are made to withstand the tests...
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A guide to coping with hearing aid feedback
26 October 2020

A guide to coping with hearing a...

Do you have hearing loss but are too afraid to use hearing aids because of the dreaded hearing aid feedback? Is the thought of your hearing aid random...
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Severe hearing loss: when hearing aids alone are not enough
25 October 2020

Severe hearing loss: when hearin...

Hearing aids are small powerhouses of highly advanced technology that allows people with moderate to severe hearing loss to hear again. However, not e...
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Are cheap hearing aids any good?
15 October 2020

Are cheap hearing aids any good?

The question is a frequently asked and reasonable one. Buying hearing aids is a significant investment in your hearing health and overall quality of l...
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The latest in hearing aid technology
15 October 2020

The latest in hearing aid techno...

Hearing aids have come a long way since the days of big body and analogue hearing aids. Digital hearing aids can be discreet, offer excellent sound qu...
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What are bone anchored hearing aids?
30 September 2020

What are bone anchored hearing a...

Bone anchored hearing aids conduct sound directly through the bone. This article explains in detail what bone-anchored hearing aids are, how they work...
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Hearing aid care: how to clean your hearing aids
30 September 2020

Hearing aid care: how to clean y...

Hearing aids are sophisticated pieces of technology and it’s very important that you look after yours with the proper care and attention. Hearing de...
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What are the 6 different types of earplugs for every purpose?
19 September 2020

What are the 6 different types o...

Earplugs are a very accessible way to achieve better sleep, prevent noise-induced hearing loss, and reduce incidents of recurrent ear infection. Like ...
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Should you buy hearing aids before having a hearing test?
28 August 2020

Should you buy hearing aids befo...

The short answer is no, absolutely not. Getting a hearing assessment is the first step on your journey to better hearing health and there is really no...
read more
Hearing aid trial: all you need to know
25 August 2020

Hearing aid trial: all you need ...

Getting a hearing aid is a life-changing decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A free hearing aid trial allows you to test your devi...
read more
The top 6 reasons why you need hearing aids for both ears
24 August 2020

The top 6 reasons why you need h...

You’re experiencing hearing loss in one or both ears? When you come to accept the fact that it might be time to invest in a hearing aid, a visit to ...
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What are cochlear implants?
21 August 2020

What are cochlear implants?

You’ve heard a lot about Cochlear Implants and the wonders they can do for people that are hard of hearing. Now you’re wondering if they are the r...
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Reversing hearing loss: can you restore your lost hearing?
20 July 2020

Reversing hearing loss: can you ...

Hearing is a key sense. One on which we rely on for our safety, to socialise and communicate, to learn, work and have fun. It’s something we expect ...
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Tips on communicating with people who are hearing impaired
27 May 2020

Tips on communicating with peopl...

Communicating with someone who suffers from hearing loss requires effort and patience. Putting the right strategies in place greatly reduces the risk ...
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Hearing aid products and technology
05 February 2020

Hearing aid products and technol...

A few years ago, the efficiency of hearing aids was not widely believed. Besides being large and uncomfortable, the results offered were not as expect...
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The best helpful apps for people with hearing loss
27 November 2019

The best helpful apps for people...

How Technology Is Tackling Hearing Access to Improve Lives  The World Health Organisation estimates that 466 million people on the globe experience s...
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I have a hearing loss, now what? a step-by-step guide to looking after your hearing health
23 October 2019

I have a hearing loss, now what?...

Many Australians think. “I’m young, I won’t need to start worrying about my hearing until I’m 50”, Well that is where you are wrong! The tru...
read more
Communicating in group situations with hearing loss
02 October 2019

Communicating in group situation...

Hearing loss is more common than many people think. About one in seven Australians are affected by hearing loss. So, if you are experiencing hearing l...
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Free hearing test or paid hearing assessment – what’s the difference?
07 July 2021

Free hearing test or paid hearin...

Hearing testing is the most commonly accepted practice of identifying hearing loss in Australia. In a fast-changing world, with more reliable e-health...
read more
Hearing loss across generations: how hearing problems affect different age groups
02 June 2021

Hearing loss across generations:...

Do you still think hearing aids are only for the elderly? We’re sorry to inform you, but in truth, the number of Australians aged 26 and under with ...
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Meniere’s disease: facing the fear of hearing loss
26 May 2021

Meniere’s disease: facing the ...

Hearing loss of fluctuating nature is one of the common symptoms of Meniere’s Disease, a chronic condition affecting the inner ear of the individual...
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Seven surprising hearing loss risk factors you probably didn’t know
26 May 2021

Seven surprising hearing loss ri...

The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. While many people accept t...
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Does smoking cause hearing loss?
28 April 2021

Does smoking cause hearing loss?

It is well known that cigarette smoke causes many health issues including heart disease, cancer, and lung disease. But did you know that it can also c...
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Your guide to industrial deafness claims (nsw & qld)
05 April 2021

Your guide to industrial deafnes...

Industrial deafness is a serious concern for Australians working in factories, the mining industry, many trades and noisy workplaces. About one in six...
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Do ear plugs worn at concerts really make a difference?
29 March 2021

Do ear plugs worn at concerts re...

Do you know listening to loud music can permanently damage your hearing? Both children and adults engage in various recreational activities, such as a...
read more
Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss?
27 January 2021

Can a healthy diet reduce your r...

You are what you eat. You’ve probably heard this phrase many times before. Truth is, a healthy diet really can ensure that your body stays in top c...
read more
10 reasons to stop putting off your hearing health
19 January 2021

10 reasons to stop putting off y...

Many people struggle with hearing loss and put off doing anything about it. This can have many reasons: Maybe they do not want a hearing test because ...
read more
6 things you can do right now to prevent hearing loss
17 January 2021

6 things you can do right now to...

If you want to be hearing your favourite tunes for many years to come, you need to be proactive and start protecting your hearing as soon as possible....
read more
Everything employers need to know about the new mandatory audiometric testing for australian businesses
21 December 2020

Everything employers need to kno...

With the audiometric testing exemption in NSW due to expire at the end of 2020, the Code of Practice for Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at...
read more
Give the gift of hearing this holiday season
18 December 2020

Give the gift of hearing this ho...

Most Australians think of hearing loss as part of the normal ageing process. However, the nature of modern life and our personal choices, have increas...
read more
Hearing protection for musicians
25 October 2020

Hearing protection for musicians

Musicians are far more likely than other professions to suffer from noise-induced hearing loss. From Neil Young and Chris Martin to Ozzy Osborne, Thom...
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7 harmful habits that could damage your hearing
16 September 2020

7 harmful habits that could dama...

We love going to concerts, blasting music on full volume through our headphones and enjoying being social at sporting events or noisy bars and cafes. ...
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How to prevent ear infections and protect your hearing health
14 September 2020

How to prevent ear infections an...

Ear infections can be awful, especially if your child is in pain or bulging eardrums are a recurring problem you’re dealing with. Many people who ge...
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5 ways to prevent hearing loss and protect your hearing
24 July 2020

5 ways to prevent hearing loss a...

Hearing loss is, in most cases, preventable. 1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss, and with an increasingly ageing population, this number ...
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The hidden dangers of earbuds for teenagers and adults
23 July 2020

The hidden dangers of earbuds fo...

Airpods and other wireless earbuds are everywhere. Chances are, you’re wearing them right now, or carry them in your pockets. And whilst they may lo...
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Noise exposure: how loud is too loud?
22 July 2020

Noise exposure: how loud is too ...

Different types of sounds and noise accompany us wherever we go, be it at work or school, during leisure activities or whilst we’re enjoying the com...
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How to safely remove water from your ears
21 July 2020

How to safely remove water from ...

Whilst splashing around in the pool is a great way to beat the heat and is good fun for both kids and adults, having water trapped inside your ears i...
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Hearing loss in the workplace: is your job damaging your hearing?
16 July 2020

Hearing loss in the workplace: i...

An estimated one million Australian workers are exposed to excessive noise at their workplace. But hearing is delicate and loud noise can cause perma...
read more
Five reasons your ears could be blocked and how to unblock them
21 February 2020

Five reasons your ears could be ...

Having a blocked ear (or sometimes, even more annoyingly, blocked ears) can be a serious inconvenience, and at times, a health risk. Blocked ears can ...
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Workplace hearing
13 November 2019

Workplace hearing

We are surrounded by noise every day; however, some noises can damage our hearing more than others. If you hear yourself shouting to be understood wit...
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Different types of hearing tests and assessments
15 August 2019

Different types of hearing tests...

The ability to hear makes a significant impact on an individual’s daily routine. If you believe you are starting to suffer from hearing problems, yo...
read more
Do ear plugs worn at concerts really make a difference?
29 March 2021

Do ear plugs worn at concerts re...

Do you know listening to loud music can permanently damage your hearing? Both children and adults engage in various recreational activities, such as a...
read more
Types and causes of hearing loss: why it doesn’t just affect old people
29 January 2021

Types and causes of hearing loss...

Age-related hearing loss may be one of the main causes of hearing impairments, but age is not the only factor to blame. One in six Australians current...
read more
A guide to managing auditory neuropathy in children
27 January 2021

A guide to managing auditory neu...

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD), or Auditory Neuropathy is a term used to describe hearing loss caused by abnormal auditory nerve functio...
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Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss?
27 January 2021

Can a healthy diet reduce your r...

You are what you eat. You’ve probably heard this phrase many times before. Truth is, a healthy diet really can ensure that your body stays in top c...
read more
Hearing loss in children with down syndrome
22 January 2021

Hearing loss in children with do...

Hearing loss is very common in children with Down Syndrome and can lead to severe language delays. We’ll discuss why exactly children with Down Syn...
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Ten questions to ask your hearing health professional
21 January 2021

Ten questions to ask your hearin...

You’ve noticed you may not be hearing as well as you used to? People often seem to be mumbling and social situations are becoming more difficult to ...
read more
Common hearing aid misconceptions that might be holding you back
19 January 2021

Common hearing aid misconception...

We all have misconceptions that are persistent and contagious. As audiologists, we know that there is certainly no shortage of hearing aid myths: Big ...
read more
10 reasons to stop putting off your hearing health
19 January 2021

10 reasons to stop putting off y...

Many people struggle with hearing loss and put off doing anything about it. This can have many reasons: Maybe they do not want a hearing test because ...
read more
6 things you can do right now to prevent hearing loss
17 January 2021

6 things you can do right now to...

If you want to be hearing your favourite tunes for many years to come, you need to be proactive and start protecting your hearing as soon as possible....
read more
Why can’t i hear? types and causes of hearing loss you need to know
22 December 2020

Why can’t i hear? types and ca...

Have you ever thought about why some people have trouble hearing? Is it something they were born with? Did they lose their hearing because of age? Was...
read more
Are diabetics twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss?
22 December 2020

Are diabetics twice as likely to...

Hearing loss in diabetics is a very common issue. People with diabetes are in fact twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss compared to those witho...
read more
How long does a hearing test take?
22 December 2020

How long does a hearing test tak...

The short answer: A diagnostic hearing test takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour including a full case history followed by an extensive battery o...
read more
Do you need hearing aids for tinnitus
21 December 2020

Do you need hearing aids for tin...

Tinnitus is a condition in which people experience noises or ringing in their ears or head when there is no physical sound at present. Tinnitus is uni...
read more
Everything employers need to know about the new mandatory audiometric testing for australian businesses
21 December 2020

Everything employers need to kno...

With the audiometric testing exemption in NSW due to expire at the end of 2020, the Code of Practice for Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at...
read more
The top 10 signs you need a hearing test
18 December 2020

The top 10 signs you need a hear...

How often should you have your hearing checked? It’s a question most of us probably ask ourselves at one point or another. A hearing test is an impo...
read more
Air travel tips for people with hearing loss
17 December 2020

Air travel tips for people with ...

Flying can be a stressful experience, with or without hearing loss. Whether you’re off on an overseas adventure or visiting family members on the ot...
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How much do hearing aids really cost?
02 December 2020

How much do hearing aids really ...

Are you wondering how much hearing aids cost in 2021? We’re not going to beat around the bush: Hearing aids aren’t cheap. And they shouldn’t be!...
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What is auditory processing disorder (apd)?
02 December 2020

What is auditory processing diso...

Children and adults with APD, short for Auditory Processing Disorder, have normal hearing but difficulties recognising and understanding speech and ot...
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When and how often should you have a diagnostic hearing test?
27 November 2020

When and how often should you ha...

The short and quick answer is: it varies from patient to patient and depends on a wide range of factors that can affect your hearing, from your age an...
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Hearing tests for newborn babies
27 November 2020

Hearing tests for newborn babies

Hearing loss in babies and small children can affect their ability to develop speech and social skills. About three in 1000 babies are born with a hea...
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How to manage congenital hearing loss in children
27 November 2020

How to manage congenital hearing...

Congenital hearing loss, that is, hearing loss that is present at birth, is the most common chronic condition in newborn children worldwide. Nonethele...
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Hearing loss in cancer survivors
27 November 2020

Hearing loss in cancer survivors

Cancer treatments have many uncertainties and side effects, both physically and emotionally. Whilst the focus of both medical specialists and the canc...
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The effects of cholesteatoma on your hearing
27 November 2020

The effects of cholesteatoma on ...

There are many things that can impact our hearing-health. Most of these we know – noise-exposure, for instance, or a hereditary condition, wax build...
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How to read your audiogram results
27 November 2020

How to read your audiogram resul...

Our hearing is a complex sense that most of us take for granted until we lose it. Many things can cause hearing loss, and we will most likely experien...
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Cochlear implant: your guide to preparation and surgery
05 November 2020

Cochlear implant: your guide to ...

Cochlear implant surgery is a routine procedure. Still, it is important to be prepared and know what to expect. Better understanding the journey ahead...
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Are invisible hearing aids better than regular hearing aids?
05 November 2020

Are invisible hearing aids bette...

The decision of getting hearing aids is for good reason considered a huge milestone. It is a big step to take. You may have already formed an idea of ...
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Common hearing aid issues and repairs
29 October 2020

Common hearing aid issues and re...

Is your hearing aid not working properly? It might be time for a service and simple repair. Whilst modern hearing aids are made to withstand the tests...
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A guide to coping with hearing aid feedback
26 October 2020

A guide to coping with hearing a...

Do you have hearing loss but are too afraid to use hearing aids because of the dreaded hearing aid feedback? Is the thought of your hearing aid random...
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Severe hearing loss: when hearing aids alone are not enough
25 October 2020

Severe hearing loss: when hearin...

Hearing aids are small powerhouses of highly advanced technology that allows people with moderate to severe hearing loss to hear again. However, not e...
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Hearing protection for musicians
25 October 2020

Hearing protection for musicians

Musicians are far more likely than other professions to suffer from noise-induced hearing loss. From Neil Young and Chris Martin to Ozzy Osborne, Thom...
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Are cheap hearing aids any good?
15 October 2020

Are cheap hearing aids any good?

The question is a frequently asked and reasonable one. Buying hearing aids is a significant investment in your hearing health and overall quality of l...
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The latest in hearing aid technology
15 October 2020

The latest in hearing aid techno...

Hearing aids have come a long way since the days of big body and analogue hearing aids. Digital hearing aids can be discreet, offer excellent sound qu...
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How to tell your parents they need hearing aids
01 October 2020

How to tell your parents they ne...

After hearing countless times of “what did you say?” and “pardon me” in a single conversation, are you at your wits’ end and ready to tell y...
read more
What are bone anchored hearing aids?
30 September 2020

What are bone anchored hearing a...

Bone anchored hearing aids conduct sound directly through the bone. This article explains in detail what bone-anchored hearing aids are, how they work...
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Hearing aid care: how to clean your hearing aids
30 September 2020

Hearing aid care: how to clean y...

Hearing aids are sophisticated pieces of technology and it’s very important that you look after yours with the proper care and attention. Hearing de...
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What are the 6 different types of earplugs for every purpose?
19 September 2020

What are the 6 different types o...

Earplugs are a very accessible way to achieve better sleep, prevent noise-induced hearing loss, and reduce incidents of recurrent ear infection. Like ...
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7 harmful habits that could damage your hearing
16 September 2020

7 harmful habits that could dama...

We love going to concerts, blasting music on full volume through our headphones and enjoying being social at sporting events or noisy bars and cafes. ...
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Tinnitus and anxiety: 6 coping techniques to help you deal with ringing ears
15 September 2020

Tinnitus and anxiety: 6 coping t...

Tinnitus is very common and can have a severe impact on your quality of life. It can cause significant anxiety and distress, making the world a scary ...
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How to prevent ear infections and protect your hearing health
14 September 2020

How to prevent ear infections an...

Ear infections can be awful, especially if your child is in pain or bulging eardrums are a recurring problem you’re dealing with. Many people who ge...
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10 simple strategies to address sleep problems caused by tinnitus
11 September 2020

10 simple strategies to address ...

Having trouble falling asleep can be extremely frustrating. If you’re living with tinnitus, the medical term for the ‘ringing’ in your ear, it c...
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Should you buy hearing aids before having a hearing test?
28 August 2020

Should you buy hearing aids befo...

The short answer is no, absolutely not. Getting a hearing assessment is the first step on your journey to better hearing health and there is really no...
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What is a balance test? i balance & dizziness
26 August 2020

What is a balance test? i balanc...

Dizziness, lightheadedness and vertigo are some of the most common health problems experienced by people of all ages. These conditions can have a huge...
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A patient guide to understanding your audiogram results
26 August 2020

A patient guide to understanding...

You’ve just received a hearing test and have been diagnosed with hearing loss, but what do the results really mean?  A great Audiologist will alway...
read more
Hearing loss in children: what signs should parents look out for?
26 August 2020

Hearing loss in children: what s...

It’s normal for parents to worry about their babies. Newborns and young children are challenging, no doubt about it. And with a lack of sleep and ex...
read more
Hearing aid trial: all you need to know
25 August 2020

Hearing aid trial: all you need ...

Getting a hearing aid is a life-changing decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A free hearing aid trial allows you to test your devi...
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The top 6 reasons why you need hearing aids for both ears
24 August 2020

The top 6 reasons why you need h...

You’re experiencing hearing loss in one or both ears? When you come to accept the fact that it might be time to invest in a hearing aid, a visit to ...
read more
What is meniere’s disease? causes, symptoms and treatment options.
24 August 2020

What is meniere’s disease? cau...

Meniere’s Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that requires medical attention. Presenting early on in the form of dizziness, nausea, and imbalanc...
read more
What are cochlear implants?
21 August 2020

What are cochlear implants?

You’ve heard a lot about Cochlear Implants and the wonders they can do for people that are hard of hearing. Now you’re wondering if they are the r...
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5 ways to prevent hearing loss and protect your hearing
24 July 2020

5 ways to prevent hearing loss a...

Hearing loss is, in most cases, preventable. 1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss, and with an increasingly ageing population, this number ...
read more
The hidden dangers of earbuds for teenagers and adults
23 July 2020

The hidden dangers of earbuds fo...

Airpods and other wireless earbuds are everywhere. Chances are, you’re wearing them right now, or carry them in your pockets. And whilst they may lo...
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Noise exposure: how loud is too loud?
22 July 2020

Noise exposure: how loud is too ...

Different types of sounds and noise accompany us wherever we go, be it at work or school, during leisure activities or whilst we’re enjoying the com...
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How to safely remove water from your ears
21 July 2020

How to safely remove water from ...

Whilst splashing around in the pool is a great way to beat the heat and is good fun for both kids and adults, having water trapped inside your ears i...
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Reversing hearing loss: can you restore your lost hearing?
20 July 2020

Reversing hearing loss: can you ...

Hearing is a key sense. One on which we rely on for our safety, to socialise and communicate, to learn, work and have fun. It’s something we expect ...
read more
Ear pain & diving: why your ears hurt underwater
17 July 2020

Ear pain & diving: why your...

Did you ever swim to the bottom of a pool and suddenly your ears were killing you? What you experienced was one of the most common problems associated...
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Fit to drive: does hearing loss affect your driving skills?
17 July 2020

Fit to drive: does hearing loss ...

Hearing loss has an impact on many areas of your daily life. Driving a motor vehicle is an important right, but if you can’t hear, can you maneuver ...
read more
Hearing loss in the workplace: is your job damaging your hearing?
16 July 2020

Hearing loss in the workplace: i...

An estimated one million Australian workers are exposed to excessive noise at their workplace. But hearing is delicate and loud noise can cause perma...
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The risks of untreated hearing loss
25 June 2020

The risks of untreated hearing l...

People with hearing loss are navigating a number of challenges including the increased risk to suffer from depression and the possibility of faster a...
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The history of hearing aids
31 May 2020

The history of hearing aids

A Journey Through Time and the Marvels of Modern Hearing Care What have Ludwig Van Beethoven, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Edison in common? Besides them ...
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Tips on communicating with people who are hearing impaired
27 May 2020

Tips on communicating with peopl...

Communicating with someone who suffers from hearing loss requires effort and patience. Putting the right strategies in place greatly reduces the risk ...
read more
Attune hearing update: covid-19/ coronavirus
16 March 2020

Attune hearing update: covid-19/...

Dear Valued Client, Attune Hearing wanted to provide you with an update on how Attune has and continues to prepare for COVID-19/ Coronavirus, and ...
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Five reasons your ears could be blocked and how to unblock them
21 February 2020

Five reasons your ears could be ...

Having a blocked ear (or sometimes, even more annoyingly, blocked ears) can be a serious inconvenience, and at times, a health risk. Blocked ears can ...
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How to deal with sudden sensorineural hearing loss
14 February 2020

How to deal with sudden sensorin...

Adequate perception of sounds is the most important component of normal human activity. Hearing informs us about changes in the environment, performs ...
read more
Let’s talk sound frequencies!
12 February 2020

Let’s talk sound frequencies!

The Highs and Lows of Sound Frequency To most of us, it’s a miracle, and one thing is true: Few understand how we come to hear the sounds of our dai...
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Hearing aid products and technology
05 February 2020

Hearing aid products and technol...

A few years ago, the efficiency of hearing aids was not widely believed. Besides being large and uncomfortable, the results offered were not as expect...
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Vertigo and dizziness in the inner ear
15 January 2020

Vertigo and dizziness in the inn...

Dizziness is a term used to define a wide range of sensations, such as fainting, weakness, loss of balance, among others. When dizziness creates a fal...
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Amplifon to acquire attune hearing in australia
09 January 2020

Amplifon to acquire attune heari...

Last Updated: 9/1/20 @ 11:05am EST ATTUNE PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTS AMPLIFON’S PRESENCE IN THE COUNTRY AND STRENGTHENS THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MEDIC...
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The impact of hearing loss on the family
16 December 2019

The impact of hearing loss on th...

Hearing loss does not only have an effect on the individual, it is an experience shared with partners and families alike. Those close to us are able t...
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Does hearing loss result in isolation?
11 December 2019

Does hearing loss result in isol...

Hearing loss is defined as a physiological process of deterioration in the perception and integration of sounds that cause difficulties in the relatio...
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How chronic conductive hearing loss has been linked to speech recognition deficits
29 November 2019

How chronic conductive hearing l...

Imagine dining in a bustling restaurant. In the background you hear the clashing of the dishes, someone drags a chair, voices and laughter and waiters...
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Is there a connection between hearing loss and dementia?
27 November 2019

Is there a connection between he...

Hearing loss and dementia are two natural consequences of ageing. Did you know that there is a link between the two? You may think that hearing loss d...
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The best helpful apps for people with hearing loss
27 November 2019

The best helpful apps for people...

How Technology Is Tackling Hearing Access to Improve Lives  The World Health Organisation estimates that 466 million people on the globe experience s...
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Workplace hearing
13 November 2019

Workplace hearing

We are surrounded by noise every day; however, some noises can damage our hearing more than others. If you hear yourself shouting to be understood wit...
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I have a hearing loss, now what? a step-by-step guide to looking after your hearing health
23 October 2019

I have a hearing loss, now what?...

Many Australians think. “I’m young, I won’t need to start worrying about my hearing until I’m 50”, Well that is where you are wrong! The tru...
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Measuring the noise of daily life in decibels
17 October 2019

Measuring the noise of daily lif...

If you are not already experiencing hearing loss, you’re probably not paying a lot of attention to your hearing. Everyday noise is more often than n...
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How does our hearing work?
09 October 2019

How does our hearing work?

Our body is incredibly adaptable. We can repair ourselves, fend off diseases, filter out dirty air, cool ourselves when we overheat, and warm ourselve...
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Communicating in group situations with hearing loss
02 October 2019

Communicating in group situation...

Hearing loss is more common than many people think. About one in seven Australians are affected by hearing loss. So, if you are experiencing hearing l...
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Different types of hearing tests and assessments
15 August 2019

Different types of hearing tests...

The ability to hear makes a significant impact on an individual’s daily routine. If you believe you are starting to suffer from hearing problems, yo...
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Abc’s the checkout: australian hearing industry
07 March 2019

Abc’s the checkout: austra...

ABC’s The Checkout featured an episode dedicated to breaking down the Australian hearing industry. Attune Hearing proudly supports the investiga...
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$2.5 million fine follows accc investigation
16 January 2019

$2.5 million fine follows accc i...

In November 2018, the Federal Court fined two hearing aid retailers, Oticon Australia Pty Ltd (Oticon) and Sonic Innovations Pty Ltd (Sonic) $2.5 mill...
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Accc highlight key issues in industry investigation
19 December 2018

Accc highlight key issues in ind...

In 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a document labelled, ‘Issues around the sale of hearing aids’. This do...
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What to expect from your hearing aid fitting appointment
28 July 2021

What to expect from your hearing...

Have you been diagnosed with hearing loss and are considering getting hearing aids? Are you a little nervous or anxious and want to know what is invol...
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Are hearing loss and heart disease linked?
23 July 2021

Are hearing loss and heart disea...

Were you aware of the link between cardiovascular health and hearing? Having a healthy heart and good blood flow can do wonders for your hearing. Equa...
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How to find the best hearing aid for you
23 July 2021

How to find the best hearing aid...

Choosing the right hearing aid can make all the difference to how happy you will be in the long run. It’ll determine whether you will be a life-long...
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Age-related hearing loss: what is presbycusis?
14 July 2021

Age-related hearing loss: what i...

Age-related hearing loss, or Presbycusis, is a reduction in hearing that occurs as a person gets older. Age-related hearing loss can begin in the thir...
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What are the causes of sensorineural hearing loss
05 July 2021

What are the causes of sensorine...

Approximately one in six Australians suffer from some type of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss to be d...
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Different types of hearing implants from cochlear, med-el and advanced bionics
02 July 2021

Different types of hearing impla...

Did you know that Cochlear implant procedures have been performed for over 40 years? Since 1977, over 550,000 Cochlear hearing devices have been impla...
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Seven ways in which hearing aids help you live longer
01 July 2021

Seven ways in which hearing aids...

Hearing aids are a miracle of modern technology. If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, hearing aids can allow you to hear the sounds you’ve ...
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What in-the-ear hearing aids perform best?
08 June 2021

What in-the-ear hearing aids per...

Does the minefield of hearing aid information leave you feeling overwhelmed? This is a constant refrain from many people who are thinking of purchasin...
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10 reasons to stop putting off your hearing health and invest in hearing aids
07 June 2021

10 reasons to stop putting off y...

A hearing health check should be part of your annual check-up. It is quick, easy and can open many options for you to make your life easier. Below, we...
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Hearing aids domes: your questions answered
04 June 2021

Hearing aids domes: your questio...

Hearing aid domes are a soft silicon ‘tip’ that attach to a behind-the-ear or receiver-in-the-canal hearing aid in place of a traditional ear mold...
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What medical treatments can help with hearing loss?
04 June 2021

What medical treatments can help...

Hearing loss affects 1 in every 6 Australians and this number is expected to reach 1 in 4 over the next 50 years. Given these astonishing figures, it ...
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Hearing loss across generations: how hearing problems affect different age groups
02 June 2021

Hearing loss across generations:...

Do you still think hearing aids are only for the elderly? We’re sorry to inform you, but in truth, the number of Australians aged 26 and under with ...
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Meniere’s disease: facing the fear of hearing loss
26 May 2021

Meniere’s disease: facing the ...

Hearing loss of fluctuating nature is one of the common symptoms of Meniere’s Disease, a chronic condition affecting the inner ear of the individual...
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Seven surprising hearing loss risk factors you probably didn’t know
26 May 2021

Seven surprising hearing loss ri...

The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. While many people accept t...
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Does smoking cause hearing loss?
28 April 2021

Does smoking cause hearing loss?

It is well known that cigarette smoke causes many health issues including heart disease, cancer, and lung disease. But did you know that it can also c...
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Got blocked ears? here’s a guide to types, causes and treatment options
26 April 2021

Got blocked ears? here’s a gui...

Do your ears feel all bunged-up, clogged or full? It’s not a nice feeling but most people have gone through the experience at some point. But why do...
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Unilateral hearing loss: why can hearing loss affect each ear differently?
23 April 2021

Unilateral hearing loss: why can...

Hearing loss generally affects both ears to the same degree, which is what your audiologist refers to as bilateral hearing loss. However, it is possib...
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How auditory training can help seniors communicate in noisy environments
21 April 2021

How auditory training can help s...

If smiling and nodding are becoming the way you manage social gatherings because it’s easier than trying to follow a conversation in background nois...
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Can exposure to loud noise cause hearing loss in babies?
20 April 2021

Can exposure to loud noise cause...

Are you worried about being exposed to loud noises during pregnancy? Exposure to loud music and other sounds can increase stress levels and raise the ...
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What is a vibrant sound bridge? how does it work?
19 April 2021

What is a vibrant sound bridge? ...

Vibrant Sound Bridge (VSB) is a middle ear implant system for adults with moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss. It is, essentially, an implan...
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Genetics of hearing loss: can hearing loss run in the family?
16 April 2021

Genetics of hearing loss: can he...

The short answer is yes, hearing loss can be passed on from generation to generation. Genetic hearing loss is, in fact, the cause for about 50 per cen...
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What is the difference between hearing aids and cochlear implants?
15 April 2021

What is the difference between h...

If you found your way here, you or a loved one have most likely been diagnosed with a hearing loss and are now looking into treatment options. To set ...
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Your guide to industrial deafness claims (nsw & qld)
05 April 2021

Your guide to industrial deafnes...

Industrial deafness is a serious concern for Australians working in factories, the mining industry, many trades and noisy workplaces. About one in six...
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Diplacusis: understanding double hearing
02 April 2021

Diplacusis: understanding double...

Do you notice sounds echoing in your ears? Do you hear sounds at different pitches in each ear? You may be experiencing a condition known as “diplac...
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Do hearing aids restore your hearing?
02 April 2021

Do hearing aids restore your hea...

Hearing loss is something that we all might encounter at some point in our lives, and it can lead to feelings of worry and frustration if left untreat...
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Does hearing loss impact your emotional and mental health?
02 April 2021

Does hearing loss impact your em...

What are the emotional aspects of hearing loss? It’s a question that many ask rather late into their hearing journey. The link between their hearing...
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Why does medicare cover cochlear implants but not hearing aids?
31 March 2021

Why does medicare cover cochlear...

Why is it that Cochlear Implants, which are rather expensive in comparison to non-surgical hearing devices, are publicly funded, whilst hearing aid we...
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Do ear plugs worn at concerts really make a difference?
29 March 2021

Do ear plugs worn at concerts re...

Do you know listening to loud music can permanently damage your hearing? Both children and adults engage in various recreational activities, such as a...
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When hearing loss prevents you from hearing the sounds of everyday life
29 March 2021

When hearing loss prevents you f...

Consider all the sounds that surround you day in, day out: A child’s laughter, a bird singing, a friend chatting, or a great song on the radio ̵...
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Hearing solutions: the best small and discreet hearing aids for your hearing loss
10 March 2021

Hearing solutions: the best smal...

When considering hearing aids for the first time, many are greatly concerned with the aesthetics and size of the devices. They’re looking for small ...
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The hidden costs of untreated hearing loss
10 March 2021

The hidden costs of untreated he...

For many patients with a hearing impairment, the news of their hearing loss comes as a surprise. A long list of worries, ranging from the involved cos...
read more
High-frequency hearing loss & why you struggle to understand people
09 March 2021

High-frequency hearing loss ...

Have you noticed that your children mumble? Do you struggle to understand people on the phone? Can you hear your best mates fine, but sometimes don’...
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Can hearing aids help alzheimer patients?
08 March 2021

Can hearing aids help alzheimer ...

Many people diagnosed with dementia also live with different degrees of hearing loss. Can regular hearing checks and hearing aids ease the effects of ...
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Hearing awareness week | how attune is helping achieve quality hearing care for all
01 March 2021

Hearing awareness week | how att...

National Hearing Awareness Week, held from 1st March to 7th March, is a time for Australians to focus on the importance of hearing health, as accordin...
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Types and causes of hearing loss: why it doesn’t just affect old people
29 January 2021

Types and causes of hearing loss...

Age-related hearing loss may be one of the main causes of hearing impairments, but age is not the only factor to blame. One in six Australians current...
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A guide to managing auditory neuropathy in children
27 January 2021

A guide to managing auditory neu...

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD), or Auditory Neuropathy is a term used to describe hearing loss caused by abnormal auditory nerve functio...
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Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss?
27 January 2021

Can a healthy diet reduce your r...

You are what you eat. You’ve probably heard this phrase many times before. Truth is, a healthy diet really can ensure that your body stays in top c...
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Hearing loss in children with down syndrome
22 January 2021

Hearing loss in children with do...

Hearing loss is very common in children with Down Syndrome and can lead to severe language delays. We’ll discuss why exactly children with Down Syn...
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Ten questions to ask your hearing health professional
21 January 2021

Ten questions to ask your hearin...

You’ve noticed you may not be hearing as well as you used to? People often seem to be mumbling and social situations are becoming more difficult to ...
read more
Common hearing aid misconceptions that might be holding you back
19 January 2021

Common hearing aid misconception...

We all have misconceptions that are persistent and contagious. As audiologists, we know that there is certainly no shortage of hearing aid myths: Big ...
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6 things you can do right now to prevent hearing loss
17 January 2021

6 things you can do right now to...

If you want to be hearing your favourite tunes for many years to come, you need to be proactive and start protecting your hearing as soon as possible....
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Are diabetics twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss?
22 December 2020

Are diabetics twice as likely to...

Hearing loss in diabetics is a very common issue. People with diabetes are in fact twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss compared to those witho...
read more
Air travel tips for people with hearing loss
17 December 2020

Air travel tips for people with ...

Flying can be a stressful experience, with or without hearing loss. Whether you’re off on an overseas adventure or visiting family members on the ot...
read more
What is auditory processing disorder (apd)?
02 December 2020

What is auditory processing diso...

Children and adults with APD, short for Auditory Processing Disorder, have normal hearing but difficulties recognising and understanding speech and ot...
read more
How to manage congenital hearing loss in children
27 November 2020

How to manage congenital hearing...

Congenital hearing loss, that is, hearing loss that is present at birth, is the most common chronic condition in newborn children worldwide. Nonethele...
read more
Hearing loss in cancer survivors
27 November 2020

Hearing loss in cancer survivors

Cancer treatments have many uncertainties and side effects, both physically and emotionally. Whilst the focus of both medical specialists and the canc...
read more
Cochlear implant: your guide to preparation and surgery
05 November 2020

Cochlear implant: your guide to ...

Cochlear implant surgery is a routine procedure. Still, it is important to be prepared and know what to expect. Better understanding the journey ahead...
read more
Severe hearing loss: when hearing aids alone are not enough
25 October 2020

Severe hearing loss: when hearin...

Hearing aids are small powerhouses of highly advanced technology that allows people with moderate to severe hearing loss to hear again. However, not e...
read more
How to tell your parents they need hearing aids
01 October 2020

How to tell your parents they ne...

After hearing countless times of “what did you say?” and “pardon me” in a single conversation, are you at your wits’ end and ready to tell y...
read more
What are bone anchored hearing aids?
30 September 2020

What are bone anchored hearing a...

Bone anchored hearing aids conduct sound directly through the bone. This article explains in detail what bone-anchored hearing aids are, how they work...
read more
A patient guide to understanding your audiogram results
26 August 2020

A patient guide to understanding...

You’ve just received a hearing test and have been diagnosed with hearing loss, but what do the results really mean?  A great Audiologist will alway...
read more
Hearing loss in children: what signs should parents look out for?
26 August 2020

Hearing loss in children: what s...

It’s normal for parents to worry about their babies. Newborns and young children are challenging, no doubt about it. And with a lack of sleep and ex...
read more
The top 6 reasons why you need hearing aids for both ears
24 August 2020

The top 6 reasons why you need h...

You’re experiencing hearing loss in one or both ears? When you come to accept the fact that it might be time to invest in a hearing aid, a visit to ...
read more
What is meniere’s disease? causes, symptoms and treatment options.
24 August 2020

What is meniere’s disease? cau...

Meniere’s Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that requires medical attention. Presenting early on in the form of dizziness, nausea, and imbalanc...
read more
5 ways to prevent hearing loss and protect your hearing
24 July 2020

5 ways to prevent hearing loss a...

Hearing loss is, in most cases, preventable. 1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss, and with an increasingly ageing population, this number ...
read more
Reversing hearing loss: can you restore your lost hearing?
20 July 2020

Reversing hearing loss: can you ...

Hearing is a key sense. One on which we rely on for our safety, to socialise and communicate, to learn, work and have fun. It’s something we expect ...
read more
Fit to drive: does hearing loss affect your driving skills?
17 July 2020

Fit to drive: does hearing loss ...

Hearing loss has an impact on many areas of your daily life. Driving a motor vehicle is an important right, but if you can’t hear, can you maneuver ...
read more
Hearing loss in the workplace: is your job damaging your hearing?
16 July 2020

Hearing loss in the workplace: i...

An estimated one million Australian workers are exposed to excessive noise at their workplace. But hearing is delicate and loud noise can cause perma...
read more
Tips on communicating with people who are hearing impaired
27 May 2020

Tips on communicating with peopl...

Communicating with someone who suffers from hearing loss requires effort and patience. Putting the right strategies in place greatly reduces the risk ...
read more
How to deal with sudden sensorineural hearing loss
14 February 2020

How to deal with sudden sensorin...

Adequate perception of sounds is the most important component of normal human activity. Hearing informs us about changes in the environment, performs ...
read more
Hearing aid products and technology
05 February 2020

Hearing aid products and technol...

A few years ago, the efficiency of hearing aids was not widely believed. Besides being large and uncomfortable, the results offered were not as expect...
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The impact of hearing loss on the family
16 December 2019

The impact of hearing loss on th...

Hearing loss does not only have an effect on the individual, it is an experience shared with partners and families alike. Those close to us are able t...
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Does hearing loss result in isolation?
11 December 2019

Does hearing loss result in isol...

Hearing loss is defined as a physiological process of deterioration in the perception and integration of sounds that cause difficulties in the relatio...
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How chronic conductive hearing loss has been linked to speech recognition deficits
29 November 2019

How chronic conductive hearing l...

Imagine dining in a bustling restaurant. In the background you hear the clashing of the dishes, someone drags a chair, voices and laughter and waiters...
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Is there a connection between hearing loss and dementia?
27 November 2019

Is there a connection between he...

Hearing loss and dementia are two natural consequences of ageing. Did you know that there is a link between the two? You may think that hearing loss d...
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I have a hearing loss, now what? a step-by-step guide to looking after your hearing health
23 October 2019

I have a hearing loss, now what?...

Many Australians think. “I’m young, I won’t need to start worrying about my hearing until I’m 50”, Well that is where you are wrong! The tru...
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Communicating in group situations with hearing loss
02 October 2019

Communicating in group situation...

Hearing loss is more common than many people think. About one in seven Australians are affected by hearing loss. So, if you are experiencing hearing l...
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What to expect from your hearing aid fitting appointment
28 July 2021

What to expect from your hearing...

Have you been diagnosed with hearing loss and are considering getting hearing aids? Are you a little nervous or anxious and want to know what is invol...
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Are hearing loss and heart disease linked?
23 July 2021

Are hearing loss and heart disea...

Were you aware of the link between cardiovascular health and hearing? Having a healthy heart and good blood flow can do wonders for your hearing. Equa...
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Hearing aid accessories: which ones do you really need?
23 July 2021

Hearing aid accessories: which o...

If you have hearing loss, chances are you’d greatly benefit from wearing hearing aids. Besides allowing you to hear better and participate in conver...
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How to find the best hearing aid for you
23 July 2021

How to find the best hearing aid...

Choosing the right hearing aid can make all the difference to how happy you will be in the long run. It’ll determine whether you will be a life-long...
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Age-related hearing loss: what is presbycusis?
14 July 2021

Age-related hearing loss: what i...

Age-related hearing loss, or Presbycusis, is a reduction in hearing that occurs as a person gets older. Age-related hearing loss can begin in the thir...
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Free hearing test or paid hearing assessment – what’s the difference?
07 July 2021

Free hearing test or paid hearin...

Hearing testing is the most commonly accepted practice of identifying hearing loss in Australia. In a fast-changing world, with more reliable e-health...
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What are the causes of sensorineural hearing loss
05 July 2021

What are the causes of sensorine...

Approximately one in six Australians suffer from some type of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss to be d...
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Different types of hearing implants from cochlear, med-el and advanced bionics
02 July 2021

Different types of hearing impla...

Did you know that Cochlear implant procedures have been performed for over 40 years? Since 1977, over 550,000 Cochlear hearing devices have been impla...
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Seven ways in which hearing aids help you live longer
01 July 2021

Seven ways in which hearing aids...

Hearing aids are a miracle of modern technology. If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, hearing aids can allow you to hear the sounds you’ve ...
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The emotional effects of untreated hearing loss
21 June 2021

The emotional effects of untreat...

Hearing loss is an invisible disability that often goes undetected. Once people notice a decline in their hearing, most of us wait up to five years be...
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I hate my hearing aids! what can i do?
14 June 2021

I hate my hearing aids! what can...

All too often, hearing aids end up catching dust “in the drawer” after a few failed attempts of getting used to them. Given that there is a signif...
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Why hearing amplifiers and hearing aids aren’t the same
11 June 2021

Why hearing amplifiers and heari...

A quick internet search for “hearing amplifiers” will yield a number of sites selling hearing devices that claim miraculous hearing benefits. So-c...
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What in-the-ear hearing aids perform best?
08 June 2021

What in-the-ear hearing aids per...

Does the minefield of hearing aid information leave you feeling overwhelmed? This is a constant refrain from many people who are thinking of purchasin...
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10 reasons to stop putting off your hearing health and invest in hearing aids
07 June 2021

10 reasons to stop putting off y...

A hearing health check should be part of your annual check-up. It is quick, easy and can open many options for you to make your life easier. Below, we...
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Hearing aids domes: your questions answered
04 June 2021

Hearing aids domes: your questio...

Hearing aid domes are a soft silicon ‘tip’ that attach to a behind-the-ear or receiver-in-the-canal hearing aid in place of a traditional ear mold...
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What medical treatments can help with hearing loss?
04 June 2021

What medical treatments can help...

Hearing loss affects 1 in every 6 Australians and this number is expected to reach 1 in 4 over the next 50 years. Given these astonishing figures, it ...
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Exercising with hearing aids: tips and tricks from your hearing care professionals
03 June 2021

Exercising with hearing aids: ti...

Are you new to wearing hearing aids and concerned about how they will impact your lifestyle? Do you love running, swimming and cycling? Long walks thr...
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Hearing loss across generations: how hearing problems affect different age groups
02 June 2021

Hearing loss across generations:...

Do you still think hearing aids are only for the elderly? We’re sorry to inform you, but in truth, the number of Australians aged 26 and under with ...
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Meniere’s disease: facing the fear of hearing loss
26 May 2021

Meniere’s disease: facing the ...

Hearing loss of fluctuating nature is one of the common symptoms of Meniere’s Disease, a chronic condition affecting the inner ear of the individual...
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Seven surprising hearing loss risk factors you probably didn’t know
26 May 2021

Seven surprising hearing loss ri...

The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. While many people accept t...
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Does smoking cause hearing loss?
28 April 2021

Does smoking cause hearing loss?

It is well known that cigarette smoke causes many health issues including heart disease, cancer, and lung disease. But did you know that it can also c...
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Got blocked ears? here’s a guide to types, causes and treatment options
26 April 2021

Got blocked ears? here’s a gui...

Do your ears feel all bunged-up, clogged or full? It’s not a nice feeling but most people have gone through the experience at some point. But why do...
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Unilateral hearing loss: why can hearing loss affect each ear differently?
23 April 2021

Unilateral hearing loss: why can...

Hearing loss generally affects both ears to the same degree, which is what your audiologist refers to as bilateral hearing loss. However, it is possib...
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How auditory training can help seniors communicate in noisy environments
21 April 2021

How auditory training can help s...

If smiling and nodding are becoming the way you manage social gatherings because it’s easier than trying to follow a conversation in background nois...
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Can exposure to loud noise cause hearing loss in babies?
20 April 2021

Can exposure to loud noise cause...

Are you worried about being exposed to loud noises during pregnancy? Exposure to loud music and other sounds can increase stress levels and raise the ...
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What is a vibrant sound bridge? how does it work?
19 April 2021

What is a vibrant sound bridge? ...

Vibrant Sound Bridge (VSB) is a middle ear implant system for adults with moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss. It is, essentially, an implan...
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Genetics of hearing loss: can hearing loss run in the family?
16 April 2021

Genetics of hearing loss: can he...

The short answer is yes, hearing loss can be passed on from generation to generation. Genetic hearing loss is, in fact, the cause for about 50 per cen...
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What is the difference between hearing aids and cochlear implants?
15 April 2021

What is the difference between h...

If you found your way here, you or a loved one have most likely been diagnosed with a hearing loss and are now looking into treatment options. To set ...
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Diplacusis: understanding double hearing
02 April 2021

Diplacusis: understanding double...

Do you notice sounds echoing in your ears? Do you hear sounds at different pitches in each ear? You may be experiencing a condition known as “diplac...
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Does hearing loss impact your emotional and mental health?
02 April 2021

Does hearing loss impact your em...

What are the emotional aspects of hearing loss? It’s a question that many ask rather late into their hearing journey. The link between their hearing...
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Why does medicare cover cochlear implants but not hearing aids?
31 March 2021

Why does medicare cover cochlear...

Why is it that Cochlear Implants, which are rather expensive in comparison to non-surgical hearing devices, are publicly funded, whilst hearing aid we...
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Find a hearing care professional near you
08 March 2021

Find a hearing care professional...

Do you need your hearing tested? Are you looking for someone to help you manage a hearing impairment, tinnitus or balance problems? Want to learn more...
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The australian hearing services program (hsp): are you eligible?
08 March 2021

The australian hearing services ...

More than 3.6 million Australians suffer from a form of hearing loss. Whilst a large proportion is age-related, many hearing conditions are the result...
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Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss?
27 January 2021

Can a healthy diet reduce your r...

You are what you eat. You’ve probably heard this phrase many times before. Truth is, a healthy diet really can ensure that your body stays in top c...
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Ten questions to ask your hearing health professional
21 January 2021

Ten questions to ask your hearin...

You’ve noticed you may not be hearing as well as you used to? People often seem to be mumbling and social situations are becoming more difficult to ...
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10 reasons to stop putting off your hearing health
19 January 2021

10 reasons to stop putting off y...

Many people struggle with hearing loss and put off doing anything about it. This can have many reasons: Maybe they do not want a hearing test because ...
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6 things you can do right now to prevent hearing loss
17 January 2021

6 things you can do right now to...

If you want to be hearing your favourite tunes for many years to come, you need to be proactive and start protecting your hearing as soon as possible....
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Everything employers need to know about the new mandatory audiometric testing for australian businesses
21 December 2020

Everything employers need to kno...

With the audiometric testing exemption in NSW due to expire at the end of 2020, the Code of Practice for Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at...
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When and how often should you have a diagnostic hearing test?
27 November 2020

When and how often should you ha...

The short and quick answer is: it varies from patient to patient and depends on a wide range of factors that can affect your hearing, from your age an...
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The effects of cholesteatoma on your hearing
27 November 2020

The effects of cholesteatoma on ...

There are many things that can impact our hearing-health. Most of these we know – noise-exposure, for instance, or a hereditary condition, wax build...
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A guide to coping with hearing aid feedback
26 October 2020

A guide to coping with hearing a...

Do you have hearing loss but are too afraid to use hearing aids because of the dreaded hearing aid feedback? Is the thought of your hearing aid random...
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Hearing aid care: how to clean your hearing aids
30 September 2020

Hearing aid care: how to clean y...

Hearing aids are sophisticated pieces of technology and it’s very important that you look after yours with the proper care and attention. Hearing de...
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7 harmful habits that could damage your hearing
16 September 2020

7 harmful habits that could dama...

We love going to concerts, blasting music on full volume through our headphones and enjoying being social at sporting events or noisy bars and cafes. ...
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Tinnitus and anxiety: 6 coping techniques to help you deal with ringing ears
15 September 2020

Tinnitus and anxiety: 6 coping t...

Tinnitus is very common and can have a severe impact on your quality of life. It can cause significant anxiety and distress, making the world a scary ...
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How to prevent ear infections and protect your hearing health
14 September 2020

How to prevent ear infections an...

Ear infections can be awful, especially if your child is in pain or bulging eardrums are a recurring problem you’re dealing with. Many people who ge...
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10 simple strategies to address sleep problems caused by tinnitus
11 September 2020

10 simple strategies to address ...

Having trouble falling asleep can be extremely frustrating. If you’re living with tinnitus, the medical term for the ‘ringing’ in your ear, it c...
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What is meniere’s disease? causes, symptoms and treatment options.
24 August 2020

What is meniere’s disease? cau...

Meniere’s Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that requires medical attention. Presenting early on in the form of dizziness, nausea, and imbalanc...
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How to safely remove water from your ears
21 July 2020

How to safely remove water from ...

Whilst splashing around in the pool is a great way to beat the heat and is good fun for both kids and adults, having water trapped inside your ears i...
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Ear pain & diving: why your ears hurt underwater
17 July 2020

Ear pain & diving: why your...

Did you ever swim to the bottom of a pool and suddenly your ears were killing you? What you experienced was one of the most common problems associated...
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Five reasons your ears could be blocked and how to unblock them
21 February 2020

Five reasons your ears could be ...

Having a blocked ear (or sometimes, even more annoyingly, blocked ears) can be a serious inconvenience, and at times, a health risk. Blocked ears can ...
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How to deal with sudden sensorineural hearing loss
14 February 2020

How to deal with sudden sensorin...

Adequate perception of sounds is the most important component of normal human activity. Hearing informs us about changes in the environment, performs ...
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Let’s talk sound frequencies!
12 February 2020

Let’s talk sound frequencies!

The Highs and Lows of Sound Frequency To most of us, it’s a miracle, and one thing is true: Few understand how we come to hear the sounds of our dai...
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Vertigo and dizziness in the inner ear
15 January 2020

Vertigo and dizziness in the inn...

Dizziness is a term used to define a wide range of sensations, such as fainting, weakness, loss of balance, among others. When dizziness creates a fal...
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How chronic conductive hearing loss has been linked to speech recognition deficits
29 November 2019

How chronic conductive hearing l...

Imagine dining in a bustling restaurant. In the background you hear the clashing of the dishes, someone drags a chair, voices and laughter and waiters...
read more
Is there a connection between hearing loss and dementia?
27 November 2019

Is there a connection between he...

Hearing loss and dementia are two natural consequences of ageing. Did you know that there is a link between the two? You may think that hearing loss d...
read more
I have a hearing loss, now what? a step-by-step guide to looking after your hearing health
23 October 2019

I have a hearing loss, now what?...

Many Australians think. “I’m young, I won’t need to start worrying about my hearing until I’m 50”, Well that is where you are wrong! The tru...
read more
Measuring the noise of daily life in decibels
17 October 2019

Measuring the noise of daily lif...

If you are not already experiencing hearing loss, you’re probably not paying a lot of attention to your hearing. Everyday noise is more often than n...
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How does our hearing work?
09 October 2019

How does our hearing work?

Our body is incredibly adaptable. We can repair ourselves, fend off diseases, filter out dirty air, cool ourselves when we overheat, and warm ourselve...
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