Hearing Tips

Hearing Evaluations

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 […]

What’s the best way to keep your ears clean?

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 […]

Tell me about assistive listening devices. What are they?

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 […]

Tips for wearing a face mask with hearing aids.

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 […]

Maintaining well-being during isolation

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 […]

Simple hearing aid troubleshooting tips

Like any high-tech device, hearing aids may occasionally become fussy. Not to worry – most issues can be solved easily and at home. Below are some of the most common calls we get at our Support line, and the simple troubleshooting tips you can do to fix them from the safety of your home.  If you […]

Summer Holiday tips…

Protect your hearing aids from moisture At this time of the year it is quite warm and days can be hot, humid and sticky. Moisture can damage the electronics in your hearing aids. Wipe them with a dry cloth throughout the day if you feel very hot and are perspiring. Remove your hearing aids before […]

Are you new to wearing hearing aids?

New hearing aids can take some time to get used to. Its clinical term is referred to as ‘acclimatisation’. Some people acclimatise faster than others, it all depends on a number of factors. The most important one being that hearing aids need to spend more time on your ears than in their case! How many […]

Navigating Insurance Coverage for Hearing Health Care

Many people hear that insurance companies don’t pay for hearing devices, so they don’t even look into their insurance benefits. They also don’t want to pay for the devices themselves, so they just continue watching TV on high volume and asking others to repeat themselves. Will insurance or Medicare pay for hearing aids? The answer […]

How to Talk with a Person Who Has Hearing Loss

Is there a person with hearing loss in your family? If so, then you know all about what to do —and what not to do— for effective communication, right? Are you a person with hearing loss in a family where everyone else is hearing? If so, you know how difficult it is for your family […]

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Free Online Hearing Test

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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