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Viewing entries posted in June 2017

Help an older person who is having hearing difficulties. Pensioners free hearing tests and services.

Posted by on 29 June 2017

Did you know that pensioners and veterans may be eligible for free hearing services and hearing aids under the Australian Government’s Office of Hearing Services (OHS) program? 

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Grandpa saying 'what?' too often? Pensioners free hearing tests and services.

Posted by on 28 June 2017

Did you know that pensioners and veterans may be eligible for free hearing services and hearing aids under the Australian Government’s Office of Hearing Services (OHS) program? Find out more here.

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Granny having some trouble with her hearing? Pensioners free hearing tests and services. Call us now.

Posted by on 27 June 2017

Signs of hearing loss include mishearing or saying that young people mumble. Pensioners may be eligible for free hearing services and hearing aids under the Australian Government’s Office of Hearing Services (OHS) program. 

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Listening Effort – Explained.

Posted by on 16 June 2017

Listening effort means how much effort someone puts in in order to be able to hear clearly.  Imagine listening in a very quiet place with one clear speaker, the listening effort is low.  Now, imagine listening in a noisy place like a restaurant and the speaker you want to hear is sitting 2 seats away.  You have to put in a lot more effort to be able to understand what the speaker is saying.  Someone with a hearing loss has to listen hard all day long and this can be very tiring.  The newest hearing aids on the market have a range of features aimed at reducing listening effort and making it easier to hear, understand and participate in conversations. Oticon hearing aids feature BrainHearing technology which reduces listening effort and enhances speech understanding. Contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss which hearing aids are the best for you.
If you or someone you know needs hearing aids, we can help.  MAC audiologists are experts in hearing and hearing aids.  We assist people with hearing loss obtain optimal outcomes with their hearing aids.

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Are your ears ringing?

Posted by on 9 June 2017

Are your ears ringing after going to see your favourite musicians at the Melbourne International Jazz festival?   The most likely cause is that the music was too loud. After a loud gig, you may experience a temporary reduction in hearing and also temporary tinnitus for up to 48hours.  
If, however you suffer from long term tinnitus and it bothers you, we offer a hearing and tinnitus consultation.  During this 1 hour consultation, we will test your hearing and give you recommendations on how to manage your tinnitus. If your tinnitus is very distressing, or you are having difficulty sleeping or concentrating because of your tinnitus, you will need to book with one of our tinnitus specialists.  Our tinnitus specialists each have over 10 years’ experience helping people with moderate to severe tinnitus to better manage their tinnitus.  Read more about how we can help people who are concerned about their tinnitus.

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Signs Of Hearing Loss - Turning Up Volume On Your Phone

Posted by on 1 June 2017

If you notice that you are turning up the volume on your phone more and more in order to follow a conversation, this may be a sign of hearing loss.  If you also notice other difficulties hearing, such as turning up the TV volume, it is probably time to have a hearing assessment.  Even if your hearing turns out to be in the normal range, you will have a baseline of your hearing, and if a hearing loss is detected, there are solutions.

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