News

Selected category: News

Hearing aids benefits and limitations

The competitive market ensures that hearing aid technology is continually evolving with regards to speech in noise processing and connectivity to other devices such as TV, mobile phones et cetera. Hearing aids provide the required level of frequency-specific...

The crazy way businesses assault their customers

I recently joined my local woman’s gym. I thought I’d find working out in a pastel coloured, girls-only space an excellent way to unwind. What I hadn’t counted on was the booming ’80s music, not only in the classes (the music in these was so loud that I couldn’t hear...

Good news at last about hearing assistance in aged care

Australia’s peak consumer advocacy organisation for people living with deafness and ear disorders is celebrating the successful outcome of its long-running campaign to have hearing loss management included in Government guidelines for aged care service providers. 70%...

We need to improve communication access for the elderly

As a community, we must do better to acknowledge communication disability and the impacts it has on quality of life and take action to improve the situation, writes Gaenor Dixon. Jane (not her real name) is 86-years-old and over the last few years her hearing and...

Why some people get dizzy when hearing certain sounds

For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy. It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world have a congenital inner ear condition known as semicircular canal dehiscence, a thinning of the bone enclosing the...

NDIS access requirements (eligibility) in plain language

Eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme depends on a person’s age, residency status and disability.  To access the NDIS you must satisfy the following 3 conditions: be aged under 65 years AND live in Australia and are an Australian citizen or hold a...