Do your ears feel blocked up? Excess wax can accumulate sometimes and make hearing difficult. At the same time, you’ve probably read that using cotton swabs isn’t a safe way to remove the wax. Here are some tips on how to safely clean your ears, what not to do, and when you should contact a […]
Most people look forward to a festive dinner, wedding or party. Living with a hearing loss and wearing a hearing aid can mean conversation is extra challenging at these social events. To help increase your chances of following a conversation, feeling included and enjoying yourself, consider asking for help. This might include telling the host […]
Do you ever experience buzzing, ringing or humming in your ears that is constantly bothering you throughout your day? This is known as tinnitus. It is normal to experience the occasional ringing in your ears but when it is constantly present, it can start to interfere with your day-to-day life. The cause of tinnitus is […]
Wearing hearing aids for the first time can sometimes be unusual as your brain starts to hear sounds that have not been heard in a while as a result of having a hearing loss. While this may be different for you on your new hearing aid journey, it is absolutely normal and all your brain […]
Good hearing is optimal to get the most out of life’s experiences. This is why it is so important to get your hearing assessed whenever you feel there has been a change to your hearing abilities. The sooner a hearing loss is identified, the sooner you can get the benefit of hearing well again with […]
A hearing evaluation is an in-depth assessment of an individual’s hearing by an audiologist. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the nature and degree of the hearing loss and the best treatment options. Audiologists use a number of different tests in this evaluation. What happens during a hearing test? When you arrive for […]
Audiologists and other medical professionals refer to earwax as Cerumen. It is a mixture of bodily excretions including sebum, which is a light yellow, oily substance secreted by glands. It help keep the skin and hair moisturised, and protects from sweat, dead cells and other particles, such as dust, which may have made their way […]
Most people are aware that hearing aids help with hearing loss, however there are other options that can be used in place of, or in conjunction with hearing aids to help you hear specific hearing environments. These are known as Assistive Listening devices. Some examples of Assistive Listening Devices are: Most people are aware that […]
The world is becoming more aware of the communication challenges brought about by the mandatory use of face masks, but we are also starting to see an impact of mask wearing that we would like to help minimise hearing aids falling off as a result of removing masks. Not to mention, if you wear glasses […]
Tips on maintaining your well-being Exercising, meditation, fun, learning something new…. To make this easy for you, we have complied a list below: Staying connected with friends and family This is first on the list for a reason. The World Health Organization’s biggest recommendation for people in isolation is to stay connected to others to […]
Hearing tests check a person’s ability to hear the loudness and pitch of sounds. Some reasons why you may need a hearing test include ringing in your ears, others companing that you talk too loud or watch the TV on high volume, or simply you have trouble hearing conversations.
While there’s no replacement for a consultation with a hearing-care expert, our free online hearing screening can provide some quick and useful feedback about your hearing. The screening should be carried out in quite space and all you need is a pair of headphones!
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