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What’s going on with My Health Record?

What’s going on with My Health Record? You will get one automatically next year.  But if you don’t want a My Health Record, complete the online process by 31 January 2019. The deadline for opting-out was to have been this month (Nov 2018) but the Government responded...

NSW Parliamentary Friends of Hearing Health & Deafness

Fifteen organisations in the hearing health sector met with parliamentarians in Sydney at the inaugural gathering of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Hearing Health & Deafness at the NSW Parliament building. Felicity Wilson MP, member for North Sydney is the Chair...

Tradies urged to protect their hearing

Tradies across the country are at risk of developing permanent hearing loss due to noise hazards on the job.  They are being urged to ‘listen’ to the latest guidelines on how to protect their hearing health. It is as simple as wearing hearing protection devices – at...

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%...