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Free Online Hearing Test

Posted by on 25 May 2020

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As audiologists we understand the vital importance of hearing for your wellbeing and quality of life.  With COVID-19 restrictions, more are relying on telephones, video-chats, radio, and television for connecting.  These all depend on good hearing.  Some people with hearing loss are finding the current times particularly challenging.  Also, following a conversation with someone wearing a facemask can be difficult for people with hearing loss.  
Our free online hearing test is ideal for people who are curious to learn more about their hearing.  It may also be a good starting point in this time of COVID-19 as you can do the test in your own home.  This test is a screening test and can identify if there is any significant hearing loss present.  
The free online hearing test consists of an audio test and a short questionnaire.  It has been validated under laboratory conditions and has a good degree of accuracy.  However, it cannot be used for diagnostic purposes.  A diagnostic hearing test must be done using calibrated equipment and in a sound-treated room.
You will get your results instantly when you complete the test online.  If you wish, you can ask that your report is emailed to you.  Of course, at any time you are welcome to contact us if you would like any further information or to book an appointment.  You will be given our contact details at the end of your test.
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As audiologists we understand the vital importance of hearing for your wellbeing and quality of life.  With COVID-19 restrictions, more are relying on telephones, video-chats, radio, and television for connecting.  These all depend on good hearing.  Some people with hearing loss are finding the current times particularly challenging.  Also, following a conversation with someone wearing a facemask can be difficult for people with hearing loss.  

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Can hearing aids slow down dementia?

Posted by on 28 February 2020

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The answer is yes.  A recent study1 showed that using hearing aids is associated with slowing cognitive decline.   

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Stubborn parent who won’t listen? Could it be hearing loss?

Posted by on 20 January 2020

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A friend told me a story about a “stubborn” father.  This friend, let’s call her Anne, was invited to a Christmas lunch.   There were about 30 family and friends at the lunch, including the older parents of the host of the party and all their middle-age children. As the lunch progressed, the children started complaining about how stubborn their father was and how he wasn’t listening to anything they said.  Anne, who has known me for many years, said she could “tell straight away that the father had trouble hearing”.

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Transforming hearing aids into Bluetooth headsets.

Posted by on 16 December 2019

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Users of iPhone 5 or newer smartphones have been able to stream voice and music to compatible hearing aids for a few years.  Resound were the first hearing aid manufacturer to release ‘Made for iPhone’ devices.   Today most hearing aid brands have hearing aids ‘Made for iPhone’ which has been great for iPhone users.  They have been able to stream voice calls and music directly to the hearing aids without the need of an intermediary device.   Which has not been the case for Android user - up to now.  Android users could stream voice and music but had to use of an intermediary device called a streamer.  Some have not liked this as it meant having the streamer on a lanyard around your neck of clipped to clothing.

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Could hearing loss be affecting grandparent-grandchild relationships?

Posted by on 20 November 2019

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Grandparents and great-grandparents play a vital role in the lives of their grandchildren.  This is more so if they spend considerable time with them.  During their time together they may do a range of activities.  These include;

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Everything you need to know about hearing loss | Melbourne Audiology Centre

Posted by on 14 August 2019

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Everything you need to know about hearing loss; signs and symptoms, why you should have your hearing tested and available rebates, funding or compensation. Hearing loss is a common condition that affects an estimated 3.6 million Australians (2017 data).  In Australia, hearing loss is the second most common health condition following musculoskeletal disease. In fact it is more common than asthma, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

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Is someone you know saying, “Sorry, can you say that again” way too often?

Posted by on 18 May 2018

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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.

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