March 3 – 9 is Hearing Awareness Week – a time to focus on the fragility of hearing health and what we can all do to protect it. While hearing loss is often described as the ‘invisible disability’, about 4 million Australians are hearing impaired or deaf and the figure is expected to continue to rise. … Read moreHearing loss is on the rise
Like your clothes, your hearing aids regularly need a good clean. But this is one case where hot, soapy water is NOT the answer! To protect and extend the life of your hearing aids, the best thing you can do is to use an electric drying and cleaning kit every day. This process protects your … Read moreHow to protect and extend the life of your hearing aids
Whether it’s going on an overseas holiday, visiting friends and family for the holidays or just a road trip, travelling should be fun. But for those with hearing aids and hearing loss, travelling may prove a little more difficult. We’re here to help with these tips for travelling with hearing aids/hearing loss. Whether you’re going … Read moreTravel Tips for those with Hearing Aids
Christmas is fast approaching and most of us look forward to events with family and friends. Unfortunately, it can also be a stressful time of year – especially if you have a hearing loss. Celebrations are often in large groups, out in busy restaurants, lots of people talking over one another and music playing. Conversation … Read moreEight tips to hear better this Christmas
Tips for Looking After Your Hearing Aids This Summer Aussie summers are famous for sun, sea and sand. While you may love the warmer weather, your hearing aids do not. Humidity, heat, sweat, sunscreen and water can cause serious damage to your hearing aids. A daily clean and care routine will go … Read moreHearing aid survival tips for the summer !
When you HEAR BETTER – you PLAY BETTER ! The game of golf is filled with hazards – water holes, bunkers, sand traps, they can all wreak havoc on your game. Another important yet often underrated factor that can affect your score card is your hearing. Studies show golfers with good hearing tend to … Read moreWant to Golf Better?
“Nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear” – it’s sound advice I’ve heard horror stories of people using cotton buds, match sticks, toothpicks, car keys, hairpins, and paper clips to remove wax or scratch that itch. However, there is a real danger that by poking or inserting objects into your ear canal you … Read moreHow do I clean my ears?
PRIVATE HEALTH FUND REBATES Hearing aids may be covered by your Private Health fund. Health insurance policies differ according to amounts, conditions and rules that can affect your entitlements. We recommend that you check with your own health fund to determine your eligibility and rebates. TAX DEDUCTIONS Tax deductions can also be obtained from the … Read moreRebates
FREE hearing services are available for eligible pensioners and DVA clients under the Commonwealth Government’s Office of Hearing Services (OHS) programme. WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents 21 years or older who are: – Holder of a Pensioner Concession Card; – Receiving sickness allowance from Centrelink; – Holder of a Gold Repatriation Health … Read moreFree Government Services
It is important that you care for your hearing aids. Some valuable tips for caring for your hearing aids: Cleaning: Carefully use the small brush provided with your hearing aid every day to remove earwax or other particles that may have accumulated on the hearing aid. Never use solvents, cleaning fluids, oil, or water to … Read moreUse and Care of Hearing Aids