Understanding Background Noise Management and Hearing Aids

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Today we are lifting the lid on background noise and hearing aids. It’s a topic many of you might relate to or have wondered about, “Why can’t hearing aids filter out background noise?” It’s definitely a topic that’s comes up in the clinic, and it’s somewhat complex. I’ll try to clarify the key points to […]

Why is it hard to hear TV Dialogue? Solutions for Better TV Audio.

Poorly lit actor covering his mouth with his hands indicating the difficulties associated with hearing speech on TV.

Hello, I’m Penelope Woods, a Masters Qualified Audiologist, passionate hearing health advocate and founder of A Better Ear. In my daily clinical practice, I often hear patients report that they’re finding it hard to hear TV dialogue. It’s a common issue faced by many, and I understand the frustration. In this article, we’ll explore the […]

What is Hidden Hearing Loss?

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Hidden hearing loss is a hearing condition that occurs when the auditory nerve fibers in the inner ear become damaged, causing a reduced ability to process sound, especially in noisy environments. This type of hearing loss is often not detected in standard hearing tests and can impact social interactions and quality of life. Find out more about hidden hearing loss and its potential causes and treatments in this article from A Better Ear.

Australian Hearing Services Program: Everything You Need To Know.

Australian Hearing Services Program

An estimated 3.6 million Australians live with some degree of hearing loss. The causes are often ageing or exposure to excessive noise. The Hearing Services Program (HSP), launched to help people with hearing loss, provides eligible Australians with easy access to high-quality hearing services. The HSP funds hearing services and hearing aids for eligible Australians, who […]

Why seek a trained audiologist

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If you’re experiencing hearing loss, it’s important to get your hearing checked by a trained audiologist. This article explains the many benefits of seeking out a professional for your hearing test, including accurate diagnosis, personalized care, and access to the latest technology. A trained audiologist can help you find the best treatment plan for your individual needs, ensuring that you receive the care and support you need to improve your hearing and quality of life.

Invisible Hearing Aids: Will They Work For You?

Invisible Hearing Aids

Explore the effectiveness of invisible hearing aids and if they are appropriate for you. While these small devices can be placed deep within the ear canal, making them virtually undetectable, they may not be the best solution for every individual.

The Hearing Services Programs: What you need to know

Sufferers of hearing loss may take many years to seriously consider treatment and rehabilitation. However, untreated hearing loss can negatively affect both the sufferer and their loved ones. Hearing issues may diminish a patient’s confidence and gradually lead to social isolation. Hearing aids can alleviate these problems, and their role in hearing rehabilitation and improving […]

Should I buy a rechargeable hearing aid?

Over the past few years rechargeable hearing aids have become a more popular option. But what do you need to know before you buy a rechargable hearing aid? And are they the right solution for you? Greater convenience. Same sound. When talking about rechargeable hearing aids, in most cases, rechargeable devices are the same as […]

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