An introduction to tinnitus

hearing aids for tinnitus.

In many cases, when patients are seeking tinnitus treatment or a tinnitus management plan, the tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss. But why the link? Here we explain what tinnitus is and what can be done for people seeking “ringing in the ears treatment”. To start with, tinnitus is brain activity.  It is caused […]

Which is the best hearing clinic near me?

Hearing test near me in Australia

Choosing a reputable hearing clinic Difficulty hearing in noise; noticing your partner asking you to repeat yourself more often; trouble hearing the grandchildren. Once you start noticing hearing loss, you may start looking for a reputable and trust-worthy hearing clinic. Googling ‘hearing test near me’ is one way to start, but let’s look at some […]

What kind of free pensioners hearing aids can I get?

What kind of free pensioners hearing aids can I get?

Free pensioner hearing aids? We get lots of questions about free hearing aids for pensioners, both in the clinic and when doing community education. People have heard there is such a thing, but they don’t know much more (except perhaps a negative stigma attached to them – we’ll get to that in a moment). Many […]

Can I get free pensioner hearing aids?

Can I get free pensioner hearing aids

The Hearing Services Program Unlike many other healthcare services in Australia, hearing care funding is not delivered through Medicare, but via a dedicated Australian Government program called the “Hearing Services Program” (HSP). Eligible pensioners and department of veterans’ affairs card holders can access a range of hearing care services and hearing devices through the program […]

Our $9,000 hearing aid giveaway winner!

Hearing aid giveaway winner

In October 2021 this year we sought nominations from the community to find someone in need, who would benefit from a complete hearing care package. In December we fit those hearing aids; a pair of Unitron Moxi Blu 9 RT’s.  Since her fitting appointment, Jarmila has found renewed confidence when engaging with her family and […]

Why a Beep Test Isn’t the Full Picture

Beep test

If you have ever received a hearing test in a shopping center then you are probably familiar with the beep test. A relatively quick check, a beep test involves listening to a series of pure tones (or beeps) through a pair of headphones and pressing a button when you hear a beep. The staff member […]

The Price Of Hearing Aids Explained

When looking into hearing aids, the cost of the technology can seem confronting for many people. While some styles and models are affordable, the prices of low end and high-end devices vary widely, creating confusion about the real value of the devices. Additionally, marketing language can sometimes make it difficult to compare the features of […]

How To Get Your Partner To Have A Hearing Test

young woman in Brisbane suffering headaches from tinnitus

Communication is the key to successful relationships. That’s how the saying goes.  Growing and learning together with your partner is one of life’s greatest rewards, however, the reality is some things are out of our control. Hearing loss is a fact of life for many. Especially in relationships, it can lead to a breakdown of […]

How To Advise My Parents They Could Benefit From Hearing Aids

Audiologist fitting a hearing aid | A Better Ear

If you’ve struggled with one or both of your parents having issues hearing but not accepting the fact, know you’re not alone. It is very common for people with hearing impairments to have difficulty recognising and accepting that they have hearing loss and to seek assistance for it. If you’ve noticed your parents showing signs […]

Is An Invisible Hearing Aid Right For Me?

Woman with an invisible hearing aid | A Better Ear

There can be a stigma around wearing hearing aids. People may have hesitations around wearing them as they often believe it is a sign of aging. Others just don’t like the way they look. As technology advances, however, the size of hearing aids has begun to drastically reduce to the point where they are nearly […]

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