Hearing Loss, Tests and Solutions

Max Williams sounds off on hearing aids

Max Williams once hated wearing his hearing aids, but all he had to do was change his hearing technology and his perceptions soon followed. Here’s how Max thinks hearing aids will change his life.

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Explained: hearing loss and hearing aids

Hearing loss affects millions of Australians each year. Audiologist Nick Taylor explains what you should know about hearing loss and hearing aids.

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‘Chemical earmuffs’ could prevent hearing loss

Biologists identify the molecular receptors that cause hearing loss and successfully use a drug to prevent hearing damage.


Hearing aids linked to lower risk of dementia

Two studies have concluded that people who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function than those who do not.


Advantages of disability

Could there be positives in failing sight and hearing? Peter Leith believes so.

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Hearing aid retailers fined millions for misleading pensioners

The Federal Court has ordered hearing aid retailers to pay millions in penalties for misleading age pensioners with advertisements making false claims about products and services.

Health news

What’s that high-pitched whine? When tinnitus strikes

For Janelle, tinnitus is a constant high-pitched whine. She’s been told that if she gives up salt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol, it might get better. She wants other remedies!


New hearing aid sweeping Australia

Australia’s latest hearing aid is like nothing you’ve ever seen. In fact, when it’s in your ear it’s essentially invisible.

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How to find the hearing aid that's right for you

Many hearing care professionals will only sell one or two brands and, therefore, it's important to do your research to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck.


A common flight habit that could harm your hearing

Whether catching the ‘red eye’ or flying home late, many of us have slipped into our seat, relaxed and drifted off to a peaceful inflight shut-eye. But this habit could cost you your hearing.


Losing any of your five senses may predict health problems

Study finds older adults with multiple sensory losses should be closely monitored because they are at higher risk for poor health.

Hearing Health

Are cotton buds a cleaning tool or a health hazard?

If you have been using cotton buds to clean your ears, it is time to stop. Experts now say that the best way to deal with excess earwax is to leave it alone.

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