Professional Advice On Hearing Loss Causes and Prevention

Hearing Protection for Children

Protect What You Have! Diana Bienvenu, Audiologist, Wangaratta Audiology Most of us now understand that noisy workplaces and noisy leisure activities often produce noise at levels which can damage hearing permanently. Hearing protection will reduce the risk. Exposure...

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Tinnitus – What’s that ringing in my ears?

Sarah Patterson, Audiologist,  Wangaratta Audiology Tinnitus is most commonly described as a ‘ringing’ or ‘buzzing’ noise heard in one or both ears, which is not made by a sound in the external environment.  People report many different sounds such as: ringing, frying...

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Changes in Hearing Aids in recent times

Changes in the latest hearing aids.   Hearing aid changes have led to more satisfied users having better communication experiences in a wider range of listening environments.   Over the years, there are lots of changes in hearing aid design and abilities.  A century...

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Smallest Bones in your Body

DID YOU KNOW??  The smallest bones in the human body are located in the middle ear.   The malleus, incus and stapes, more commonly known as the hammer, anvil and stirrup, transmit sound from the eardrum to the hearing organ.   All three of these tiny bones would fit...

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Better Telephone Hearing Techniques

Unfortunately, some people who wear hearing aids have particular difficulty hearing over the telephone. Often people remove their hearing aids to use the phone as they feel they hear better without them. Family members often disagree and say it can be difficult to get...

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Benefits of wearing your hearing aids all the time

Sarah Patterson,  Audiologist, Wangaratta Audiology. Do you unintentionally make your hearing loss more noticeable to others by not wearing your hearing aids? Some people complain that they don’t like to wear hearing aids because other people will notice.  Family and...

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Do all Hearing Aids Whistle?

During a recent consultation, a client told me a story about a lady whose hearing aids whistled.  When her grand-daughter heard the sound, she asked Grandma whether she had a mouse in her ear! This is caused by feedback and is experienced by many hearing aids users,...

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Hearing Protection

As well as providing diagnostic and hearing aid services for those with impaired hearing, Wangaratta Audiology also stocks a range of items for hearing protection. Models are available for industrial, sporting, kid-sized ear muffs,  musician and custom moulded ear...

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Replacement OHS Hearing aids every 5 years

The Office of Hearing Services recently changed the guidelines regarding the replacement of old hearing aids.   Previously, new funding was available every six years; however that has been revised to every five years.   This means that every five years OHS clients can...

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Mercury-free Batteries

You may have noticed that the new batteries you have received in the clinic are now mercury free – they have a small green label on the front. None of these batteries should be tossed in the bin. We are happy for you to bring them to the clinic for recycling.

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