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…

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…

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…

How EGGcellent is a bunny’s hearing?

Have you ever wondered why rabbits have such large ears? Well, rabbits ears have two main functions. Firstly, they can catch sound from any direction by simply turning an ear to the direction of the sound. Each ear can move independently which makes them terrific listeners and unfortunately, it’s quite easy to tell if a…

Hearing Aids through the Ages.

It’s a beautiful day, let’s go out…. Picture this.  The temperature is 25°C, the sun is shining, there’s a gentle breeze & there’s not a cloud in the sky. It’s a beautiful day to join your friends for a picnic at a park.  Oops, before you walk out the door, have you got your hearing…

What Is Tinnitus?

What Is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound inside the ear or head when no external sound is present. People often think of tinnitus as a ringing or buzzing sound but it can take on many forms, such as pulsing, whistling, or the sound of crickets chirping. Tinnitus volume can vary and sometimes more…

Help! My hearing aids aren’t working.

What are the common reasons why hearing aids break down & how to avoid this. It’s frustrating when your hearing aid stops working but there may be a simple solution to fix the problem.  A solution that you may be able to do at home.   Help, my hearing aid isn’t working! In the IT…

Hearing Loss – Recognising the Signs

Why do we take so long to realise we may have Hearing Loss? Sounds – they are all around us – from people talking to music, street noise, kids playing and bird singing, we process them all automatically from birth without giving it a great deal of thought once we have recognised what the sounds…

What is Ear Wax ?

Ear wax is a natural lubricant that is produced by your body to help clean and protect the ear canals. It is 20 – 50% fat and is produced by the wax glands located in the outer part of your ear, to moisturise, fight off infection and help keep dust, dirt and other debris from…

Hearing Loss and the Risks of Dementia

There is so much more to hearing loss than getting the right pair of hearing aids and being able to hear your friends and family at social events. Did you know that hearing loss can also have an effect on your health too? According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss are more…

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Summer Hearing Aid Care

Summer is here! That means hot days, warm nights, sun, fun and water. While all of that is what makes summer great, it’s also all the things that can affect or damage your hearing device. A damaged device may distort or reduce sound quality, affect battery life and/or permanently damage hearing aid parts. Here are…

Tips for Hearing Loss over Christmas - Hearing Sense Adelaide

Tips for Hearing over Christmas

Christmas is such a happy time! A time for friends and family, good food laughter and love. An occasion that brings lots of happy sounds and noises of music, laughter and chatting. This wonderful time of the year can present some challenges for people who suffer from hearing difficulties. We don’t want anyone to miss…

Single Sided Hearing

What Is Single Sided Hearing? Hearing loss doesn’t always affect both ears in the same way. Sometimes one ear experiences a hearing loss, while hearing in the other ear remains normal. This is referred to as Single Sided Hearing or unilateral hearing loss. Causes of Single Sided Hearing: Causes of single sided hearing are varied, however they…

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Relationships - Hearing Sense Adelaide

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Relationships

Communication is an important part of any relationship. It helps you enjoy your time with friends and family. It’s key to be able exchange thoughts, ideas and concerns with your partner. It helps keep you connected with your children and grandchildren. When someone suffers from hearing loss, communication with their partner, friends or family can…

Rechargeable Hearing Aid Benefits - Hearing Sense Adelaide

The Benefits of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Say goodbye to changing batteries forever! This blog covers rechargeable hearing aid benefits. It also includes a clip from our Director and Senior Specialist, Kelly. Kelly talks about Oticon’s latest Opn hearing aid and what it does! Rechargeable hearing aids have have taken the audiology market by storm. Leading manufacturers like Unitron, Phonak, Starkey, Oticon and Signia have developed…

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Tips for Travelling with Hearing Aids

Travelling overseas can sometimes be nerve-wracking – particularly if you suffer from hearing loss. But this doesn’t mean you have to strain or miss out on conversation. With the right hearing aid preparation and protection you’ll be able to enjoy every bit of your trip. We’ve pulled together top tips to help you prepare, protect…

Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection If you work in an industry where you’re exposed to loud noises that may damage your hearing – this blog is for you! Hearing protection comes in all shapes and sizes. We’ve pulled together a list of hearing protection types to help. Foam earplugs Probably the most common form of ear protection, foam…

Hearing Aid Care

Hearing Aid Care Take care of your hearing aid and it’ll take care of you! Cleaning your hearing aid and taking it for a regular service is extremely important. We offer FREE walk in checks for all hearing aids to help you get the best out of your devices. But also there are some important…

The Hearing Process - how we hear

The Hearing Process

The hearing process is quite remarkable. The ear is made up of thousands of hairs, nerves and cells. It picks up sound waves and sends them to your brain to process almost instantly… What is a sound wave? A sound wave is a wave of compression where sound is carried. It’s a movement of energy that…

Ear infections

Ear Infections

Ear infections can be incredibly painful and cause permanent damage to the outer, middle and inner ear if not treated correctly. But how are they caused? What are the symptoms and how can they be treated?   What causes an ear infection? Ear infections can occur in the outer, middle or inner ear and often…

Effects of hearing loss

Effects of Hearing Loss

The effects of hearing loss can be more severe than not being able to keep up with conversation in a busy restaurant… Addressing hearing loss won’t only improve your quality of life but it could save you from some severe health issues. Let’s look at some of the effects of hearing loss if it’s not treated.…

NIHL noise-induced hearing loss

NIHL (noise-induced hearing loss)

Noise and their effects on our hearing – NIHL (noise-induced hearing loss) Every day our ears are exposed to various sounds and noises, from tooting traffic to listening to the radio and TV. Typically these sounds aren’t harmful; however, it’s essential to understand what noises at what volume can affect your hearing, so here is…