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Viewing entries posted in November 2017

Central Auditory Processing Test Procedure – (part 2)

Posted by on 24 November 2017

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Recently we posted about how to determine whether a Central Auditory Processing (CAP) assessment is appropriate for your child.  The following information is about what happens during the assessment.

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Will you hear your family, friends and favourite sounds this summer?

Posted by on 16 November 2017

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Sounds are a major part of every day. For example, there are sounds like the microwave beeping that your food is ready, the kettle whistling, the phone ringing, and the blinkers in your car when turning. There’s the comforting sound of a kitten purring or a well-loved song track. There’s the contagious sound of a child’s laugh. There’s the pure enjoyment of engaging with other through conversation. 
Speech is a sound that enables people to connect with others. Hearing and understanding speech enables you to participate in conversations at home, work and socially. 
Sounds have an amazing ability to trigger memories: most people have experienced how a song or a melody can transport them back to the first time it was heard. 
In fact, there are thousands of sounds that we come across every day that are a big part of our life, past and present. 
For many people, these familiar sounds are fading. Hearing loss happens gradually with sounds starting to diminish until they are gone. Often, we don’t realise how much all the sounds around us actually mean until they are missing. 
With summer coming and the weather improving we become more active and if there is a hearing loss may notice the missing sounds.

At Melbourne Audiology Centre, we committed to bringing these sounds back into your life. We help people hear their favourite sounds again, whether it’s their granddaughter’s laughter, their son’s singing, the Christmas lunch conversation or thousands more.

Melbourne Audiology Centre’s clinical team are committed to finding the best hearing aid solution for you to be able to enjoy your favourite sounds. 
Ready for new hearing aids in order to better enjoy the sounds in your life? Check out our great hearing aid prices...

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Central Auditory Processing – a Parent’s Perspective (part 1)

Posted by on 14 November 2017

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There has been much in the media recently about Australian education standards.  With the introduction of NAPLAN testing in schools, it has never been easier to see how your school and how your child rates against National averages. If you feel your child is not meeting the required standards and you suspect it’s because they can’t hear well in a classroom, you are not alone.

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A client’s story. A lesson for others not to use cotton buds in their ears.

Posted by on 1 November 2017

Our audiologist Liam writes about a recent ‘surprise’ he saw in an ear canal. A gentleman, let’s call him Mr. A, arrived at the clinic to see me for ear wax removal today. He had been referred by his doctor, as he had recently had an ear infection and needed an ear clean.
Mr. A had tried to clear the ear infection himself with a cotton bud before he saw his GP. When he tried to pull the cotton bud out of his ear, the cotton wool remained firmly stuck inside his ear canal. When I checked Mr. A’s ear, I was quite surprised to see a small, furry white cotton block tucked very close to his ear drum!
It was a challenge to remove the offending cotton wool from Mr. A’s ear. My usual micro vacuum would not suck the cotton out. I had to use tweezers and a high-powered, magnifying head lamp to gently prise the cotton wool from the ear canal.
Needless to say that Mr. A could hear much better following the procedure and has promised me to never use cotton buds again! 
Please don’t use cotton buds to clean your ears. 
Liam has Masters of Clinical Audiology and is an Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist. Liam works at our Sunshine, Fitzroy and Werribee hearing centres.
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