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Should I be wearing a hearing aid?

Many of us will experience periods of brief hearing disruption throughout our lives – a ringing in our ears after exposure to loud environments such as nightclubs or music concerts. However, if you find your hearing hasn't returned to usual within several hours/overnight, or if it becomes more noticeable or distracting in your daily life, it […]

What are the dangers of noise induced hearing loss?

Hearing, a sense which many of us take for granted, is unfortunately something which, once lost, cannot be fully regained. This is why it is of the utmost importance to take precautions to preserve your hearing, especially as the World Health Organisation informs us that half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable1.  One […]

How can I protect my hearing in the workplace?

Wherever you work, your employer will be required to undertake certain precautions to ensure the safety of you and other employees. This can include occupational health and safety training as well as the use of protective gear in some environments. What you may not have taken into account is what you're doing to protect your ears. […]

An overview of hearing loss in Australia

Hearing loss affects more Australians than you might think. According to the Australian Network on Disability1, as many as one in six Australians live with some form of hearing loss. The same source suggests that as a many as a quarter of all Australians will have hearing loss by the year 2050, which suggests there […]