Professional Advice On Hearing Loss Causes and Prevention

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?

The benefits of wearing your hearing aids all the time? 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...

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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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Water and Hearing aids

Newer hearing aids (no more than two years old) are much more water and dust resistant than previous models. BUT please remember they are not yet waterproof!

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Hearing delays can be costly!

People delay important things The average person waits about seven years to get hearing aids after hearing loss is first diagnosed The average age of first time hearing aid wearers is 63 years. One in six people has a hearing loss Avoiding wearing your hearing aids...

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Passive smoking affects Hearing

Recent research has shown links between passive smoking and hearing loss. The extension of this logic suggests the link between smokers and hearing loss too!  

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