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NAL: Applying AI in Hearing Healthcare.

NAL: Applying AI in Hearing Healthcare.

Hearing healthcare stands at the threshold of significant change, driven by rapidly evolving capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. In traditional models of hearing healthcare, a standardised approach is commonly employed. Generic hearing aids or cochlear implants are prescribed without considering individual differences. This one-size-fits-all method often leads to less-than-ideal results, as the interventions may not adequately […]

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Hypnotised by hype? Hearing aids and dementia.

Hypnotised by hype? Hearing aids and dementia.

Hearing loss is an important component of healthy ageing. Yet, the current hype is focused on the association between hearing loss and cognition, in particular, risk of dementia. One could be forgiven for thinking it is only worth addressing hearing loss because of the risk of dementia. Is the hype justified or have we been […]

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Lowest Income groups excluded from Government program.

Lowest Income groups excluded from Government program.

Hearing loss affects communication and social engagement and limits educational and employment opportunities. Effective treatment for hearing loss is available in the form of communication training (for example, lipreading and auditory training), hearing aids and other devices. By Mohammad Nure Alam, Kompal Sinha and Piers Dawes, The Conversation But the uptake of treatment is low. […]

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Master Lipreading to Unlock Silent Conversations.

Master Lipreading to Unlock Silent Conversations.

You can access a free preview of our Read Our Lips Australia online lipreading course to see what it is all about. Read Our Lips Australia is a self-paced online learning platform that is dedicated to supporting those with hearing loss and their families, by improving their quality of life through increased communication skills. Visit […]

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Will Audiology become a Registered Profession?

Will Audiology become a Registered Profession?

State and Territory Health Ministers have agreed to consider options for regulating the audiology profession in the future, including regulation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Audiology is currently a self-regulating profession. Occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists and podiatrists are among the many who are regulated by a Government-controlled practitioner regulatory body. Yet, […]

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Why are we still talking about aged ‘care’?

Why are we still talking about aged ‘care’?

The new Aged Care Act, which will come into effect later this year, states that one of its objectives is to assist individuals accessing funded aged care services to live active, self-determined, and meaningful lives. But how are we going to achieve this, while we still medicalise age-related disability and persist in defining support for […]

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