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…

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) or sudden deafness is a loss of hearing over a short period of time; hours or days often with no obvious cause. SSNHL is estimated to affect between 5-160 people per 100,000. It can be diagnosed through a hearing test. Sudden hearing loss may be caused by wax build-up, middle…

Why do we ignore our hearing problems?

There is no doubt that hearing loss has a stigma associated with it, which in itself is really a pity as solutions are readily available. Is it because we like present and see ourselves as close to perfection as we can? Or is it because hearing loss changes how we think others see us? Or…

The Three Types of Hearing Loss.

The Three Types of Hearing Loss There are three different types of hearing loss: Conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss and mixed hearing loss. The type of hearing loss you have depends on what part of your hearing system is affected. To understand the different types of hearing loss it’s useful to have an idea…

AcAud Conference in Sydney

In May 2019, the Hearing Sense Clinicians attended the AcAud conference in Sydney and had the pleasure of listening to some of the leading researchers in the field of audiology. Dr Brent Edwards Ph.D. gave a great presentation on “The Impact of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Technology on Cognitive Function.” Research has shown us…

Hearing Loss and Depression

A lot of us think of hearing loss as a purely sensory deficit but, like any chronic health condition, it can have a serious impact on our mental health. In fact, the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders found that the rate of depression in the hearing impaired is approximately 11%, compared to…

Accessories that enhance your hearing experience

Enhance your Hearing Experience Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and has improved leaps and bounds over the years. Hearing aids now have wireless capabilities. This means that there are a lot of accessories that you can use with your hearing aids which can really enhance your hearing experience, make your life easier and let…