How to Exercise your Hearing

Exercise is beneficial to everyone, it keeps your body healthy and your mind sharp. Kelly, our Senior Audiologist and owner at Hearing Sense, is a big advocate for exercise and she even teaches fitness classes outside of clinic hours. Did you know that you can exercise your hearing just like you can exercise your muscles…

Tips for Wearing a Mask with Hearing Aids

Face masks, they’ve become increasingly common in most public spaces. Most people now wear them when going to the shops, visiting the GP, or just getting a coffee at their local café. But, there have been reports coming from every corner of the world that people with hearing loss have found it to be increasingly…

Taking Care of Hearing Aids in Summer

In 2020 our summers might look a little different from the years past with restricted social gatherings, but there is one thing that will always be constant and that’s the summer heat. Swimming, spending time at the cricket, barbecuing: summer brings plenty of fun in the sun, and your hearing aids can help amplify every…

Hearing Tips for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a big part of the year, and everyone loves a chance to enjoy fresh, delicious food & friendly company. However, socialising during the holidays can be a bit daunting for those suffering with hearing problems. So that you don’t miss out on those important moments with your loved ones, we have put…

Why Dogs and Cats Hear Better Than Humans.

Have you ever wondered why dog’s ears prick up and seem to hear something even when you hear nothing? Or, why dogs start barking at the door minutes before the doorbell rings? Dogs have much more sensitive hearing than humans, hearing sounds four times farther away than we can. They can hear higher frequency sounds,…

Tinnitus and Hearing Aids

Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. People might hear it in either one or both ears. The symptoms of tinnitus can last from two minutes or can be there…

What is The Best Time to Get New Hearing Aids

Some of our clients ask us “When is the optimum time to think about getting new hearing aids?”… Because everyone’s hearing loss is different, there is no set answer for everyone. But, there are a few ways to tell when hearing aids may need replacing or upgrading. Despite being around devices every day, we will…

The Risk of Hearing Loss to Teachers

There is no denying that schools are noisy. Bells ringing, excited children slamming lockers, these are sounds teaches and school staff experience daily. Just like any other noisy work environment, people who work in these conditions can be at risk of hearing loss. In fact, research suggests that teachers and school staff are at an…

Can Allergies affect my hearing?

For many Australians seeing the weather gradually get warmer evokes fond memories of springtime picnics or trips to the beach. For others, the sunshine is an omen for an approaching storm of allergies. Just ask our staff member Ellie, when hay fever season hits – she has to keep a pack of tissues on her…

How Hearing Tests Identify Hearing Loss

Regardless of your age or job, you should get a hearing test if you (or a loved one) feel like you do not hear as well as you used to. There is a common joke we hear from clients, and that’s that their significant other has dragged them in to get a hearing test. Some have…

How to Make Hearing Aid Batteries Last Longer

Let us share a story with you, recently one of our staff members Ellie was exercising and her Bluetooth headphones stopped working because the battery died. She was about 15 minutes from home, and she had to run the whole way without any music to motivate her. This may not have been the struggle of…

Top Tips for Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing aid batteries, some say they can’t live with them, but most can’t live without them. Because, just like most portable technology, hearing aids need a reliable power source. One of the most common questions clients ask us is “what are some tips for looking after our hearing aid batteries?” So, to share our knowledge…

Top 5 Hearing Aid Battery Tips

Top 5 Zinc-Air Battery Tips Hearing aids use a Zinc-air battery. This means that when you pull the sticky label from the battery, it is a good idea to let it sit for 1 minute before putting it into the hearing aid. This will let it take in enough air to charge up before you…

Myths About Hearing Devices

When you think of hearing aids, what comes to mind? Some may think of a large bulky contraption attached to the ear. Others think of something that costs a lot of money and yet is difficult to use and provides little benefit. But is this really the case? Let’s look at the facts. Myth: Hearing…

Tips for Hearing Better While Using Video Calls

Just because we are social distancing doesn’t mean we have to be distant from our friends and family. Communicating in other ways that are not face to face is the new normal with apps like Zoom, Houseparty, Whatapps and video calls becoming more and more popular. This is just wonderful as social contact is so…

Cotton Swabs – Helpful or Harmful?

Cotton Swabs – Helpful or Harmful? Cotton swabs are a staple of many of our bathroom cabinets. They can be useful for applying or removing make up, first aid, cleaning, and even arts and crafts! Despite the variety of uses for cotton swabs, however, their most common use remains the same – cleaning your ears.…

Flex upgrades to hearing aids

Choosing a hearing aid can be daunting, there are many options and technology levels, of course at Hearing Sense, we are here to support you every step of the way throughout your journey. Unitron, one of the many manufacturers we fit, have a particularly unique technology which allows you to upgrade your hearing aid technology,…

Medications Known to Cause Hearing Loss

The ear is one of those parts of your body that has structures so tiny that they can be quite sensitive when it comes to changes in your overall health. People with high blood pressure and smokers have a higher risk of progressive hearing loss. Tinnitus or ringing in the ears can sometimes stem from…