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. The public knows about them but they don’t know much more. Sadly, sometimes a negative stigma is attached to them – we’ll get to that in a moment. Many people are […]

Can I get free pensioner hearing aids?

Can I get free pensioner hearing aids

The Hearing Services Program You’ve heard about free pensioner hearing aids, but how do you get them? Unlike many other healthcare services in Australia, hearing care funding is not delivered through Medicare. Its delivered via a dedicated Australian Government program called the “Hearing Services Program” (HSP). Eligible pensioners and department of veterans’ affairs card holders […]

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

The interest in invisible hearing aid may be traced to the stigma that some feel around wearing hearing aids. Many hesitate to wear hearing aids, viewing them as signs of aging or disability, or disliking their appearance. However, technological advancements have made hearing aids smaller and nearly invisible. Traditional hearing aids, known as behind-the-ear (BTE) […]

Top Symptoms And Signs Of Hearing Loss

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

One in six Australians is known to have hearing loss. You can have trouble with your hearing at any age, but help is available and there are ways to stop hearing loss from getting worse.  Hearing loss can be caused by a range of factors. Some temporary, some permanent. But almost all are treatable. It […]

Blocked Ears: Causes, Issues & Treatments

Woman getting her ear examined | A Better Ear

If you are experiencing pain in the ear, have noticed sudden hearing loss on one or both sides, or have a fever with any of the symptoms listed, seek professional medical attention immediately. Have you ever experienced the feeling of a blocked ear or ears? Perhaps you’ve been sitting in an aeroplane after lift-off and […]

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