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Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a unique type of hearing loss. Loud noise affects a particular high frequency part of the cochlear (inner ear) and can cause damage to both the sensory hair cells of the cochlear and the auditory nerves of the ear. Recent research indicates that exposure to loud noise can cause damage to the auditory nerves well before a hearing loss is identified on the hearing test; this is called ‘hidden hearing loss’.
Are you concentrating hard to hear and follow conversations?
If you’re reading this, you may suspect a friend or loved one may have some hearing loss. Some people with hearing loss will act quickly and do something about it but others can take a long time and may need some extra motivation.
Fiona Savati – Senior Audiologist at MAC.
Fiona has worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adults, hard-of-hearing and culturally Deaf clients before joining Melbourne Audiology Centre in 2007. Since then she has honed her knowledge and skills in the areas of adult rehabilitation, including the fitting of latest hearing aid technologies, and paediatric services, including Central Auditory Processing assessment. She has also developed an interest in hearing preservation for musicians and workers in noisy industry. Fiona enjoys finding solutions to the day to day challenges that people face when dealing with their hearing loss, and is passionate about helping people to maximise their communication potential.
Fiona works at out Fitzroy hearing centre.
Liam Hickson is an audiologist with a passion for motivating people to change their hearing for the better. He takes the time to understand clients hearing and communication needs so he can offer the best solutions to hearing problems. He has a light, personable and gentle demeanour and a problem solving, “can do” attitude.
Liam has been with Melbourne Audiology Centre since 2016. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Masters of Clinical Audiology in 2010, and is an Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist. As a member of Audiology Australia, Liam has to abide by a code of conduct and also undertake continuing professional development to maintain his know and skills.
Liam works at our Fitzroy, Sunshine and Werribee hearing centres.