Hearing Loss In One Ear: What You Need To Know

Your ears love teamwork. Each one gathers information in the form of sound and sends it to your brain to interpret. Your brain loves receiving this double dataset. Indeed, we all feel more confident that something’s true when we’ve received the same information from more than one source. So what happens when you lose hearing […]

How Assisted Listening Devices and Hearing Aid Accessories Could Help You

A properly fitted hearing aid should enable you to hear normally again – or pretty close to it. But normal hearing still has its limitations. Sound gets weaker with distance and is messed up by background noise. People with normal hearing may still struggle to hear clearly in a crowded restaurant, a vast lecture hall […]

Hearing Loss and Genetics

Your genes contain all the information needed to build and maintain your cells and pass on that information to your children. Your genes can directly cause some health conditions and make you more susceptible to others. So, can hearing loss be genetic? Yes, it can. Many people are surprised to learn that there’s a genetic […]

4 Types of Hearing Loss Explained

How your ear works When you post a letter, you know that there’s a whole transport and delivery system involved in getting that envelope from the sender to the recipient. There’s a similar process involved in transporting and translating a sound message from your outer ear to your brain. Your ear is an intricate system […]

Hearing Aid Fitting: How You Can Prepare

Preparing for a hearing aid fitting at A Better Ear involves being psychologically ready, setting yourself some hearing goals and bringing along your phone, and a list of any questions you might have. Let’s look at each of these in turn. Being psychologically ready for your hearing aid fitting We’re often asked ‘How long does […]

Hearing Aid Types

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Different Types of Hearing Aids Available in Australia In this blog, we provide you with a guide to understanding the different types of hearing aids available in the Australian market. When it comes to choosing a hearing aid, the task can be daunting because of the bewildering array of manufacturers, models, acronyms, and industry jargon. […]

New research; Hearing loss and Dementia

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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia “A protective effect against developing dementia”. “Hearing aids have a protective effect against developing dementia”, that, in its simplest interpretation, is the finding of the recently released – Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission.  More accurately, if you are aged between 45 and […]

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