Together for Tinnitus: 2017 Tinnitus Awareness Week

  It’s tinnitus Awareness Week this week This year’s theme is ‘Together for Tinnitus’. Better Hearing Australia, in partnership with the British, American and Australian Tinnitus Associations, are working to raise awareness about tinnitus. This is Australia’s’ first International Tinnitus Awareness Week. This is the first time that focus on this condition has been addressed […]

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The No. 1 Way to Reduce Repairs to Your Hearing Aids This Summer

It’s that time of the year again. It is not just about getting ready for Christmas and shopping for that perfect gift for loved ones. Its also about the weather, long summer days, the outdoors and here in Queensland lots of humidity. Technology is at the heart of hearing well. And like us, it doesn’t […]

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Breakthrough Technology Helps Overcome Hatred of Sound

Topic: Misophonia. Reference: Nolene Nielson This story also made to the Courier Mail (see link at bottom of page). Hearing people chew can send Marina Sergeant into uncontrollable rage. For over eight years, it has made her life unbearable and she thought it was all in her head. “I have to eat in my bedroom. […]

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Treatments for Tinnitus: 5 old wives tales that don’t work

Treatments for Tinnitus: 5 old wives tales that don’t work If you go online or visit your local chemist, you will notice a number of suggestions for treating tinnitus that really doesn’t work. Let’s look at a few of the old wives tales that I wish everyone didn’t know about as more people would seek […]

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24 hours to better hearing: Here’s what to do

24 hours to better hearing: Here’s what to do Just imagine you are going to a rather special event. You have been dreaming about this day for some time now. You know that you want your hearing at its best. What can you do in only 24 hours. First and most importantly is wear your […]

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Fun Facts About Industrial Deafness In A Relationship

Fun Facts about Industrial deafness in a relationship You might think your hearing loss only affects you, but consider this: Is your industrial deafness causing problems in your relationship? One of the main characteristics of industrial deafness is that you hear some sounds very well, but others you just don’t hear. These sounds you don’t […]

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7 Sure Fire Proven Ways To Improve Your Listening Skills In Background Noise

7 Sure Fire Proven Ways to improve your listening skills in background noise If you have a hearing loss, you try not to make your hearing loss a defining part of who you are. You want to stay engaged with your friends, family, jobs and interests. Exercising your hearing makes a big difference. Just as […]

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Seven Common Misconceptions About Hearing Tests

7 Common misconceptions about hearing tests Having a hearing test should not be about “detecting a hearing loss” – after all, who wants to know about that? Having a hearing test is really about the means to avoid the social embarrassment, frustration to others, and the “strain on the brain” that comes from mishearing. It’s […]

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7 Bizarre Things That May Cause Ringing In The Ears

7 bizarre things that may cause ringing in the ears The pathway of hearing is one of the most delicate and sensitive mechanisms of the human body. Tinnitus or head noise may result from a variety of disturbances within the ear, its neural pathways and the brain. Here are some lesser known bizarre causes of […]

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What Exactly Is Auditory Processing Disorder And What You Can Do About It

What exactly is auditory processing disorder and what you can do about it Although we hear with our ears, it is our brain that makes sense of the information we hear. The mechanism by which the brain analyses and assigns meaning to auditory information is known as auditory processing. A Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD, […]

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