11 Questions to Ask Your Hearing Clinic

Penelope Woods & Damien Woods | A Better Ear

If you’ve decided to get your hearing tested, the next question is where to go. Compared to a few years ago, there are now many different clinics available to choose from. Whichever hearing care provider you pick, you’ll be trusting them to objectively assess and advise based on your needs, not theirs. So how do […]

7 Tips on Dining Out With Hearing Loss

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There’s something lovely about dining out. It’s a chance to tickle your tastebuds with new foods. An opportunity to spend time with family and friends. And a way to enjoy a delicious meal without messing up your own kitchen! But dining out takes on a new dimension when you’re living with hearing loss. Instead of […]

Hearing Loss In One Ear: What You Need To Know

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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

Penelope Woods | A Better Ear

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Exploring the experiences of adults with hearing difficulties and their families

Status; In progress. Commenced early 2020. Researchers at the University of Queensland are conducting a study to better understand the experiences of adults with hearing difficulties and their significant others. We are recruiting adults with hearing difficulties since adulthood, aged 50+ years, with and without hearing aids, and their significant others (e.g., friend, neighbour, partner, […]

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