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Eight tips to hear better this Christmas

By paula / 13/11/2018 / Comments Off on Eight tips to hear better this Christmas

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 is challenging for most people, but if you’ve got a hearing loss, these noisy gatherings can be very frustrating, daunting, unenjoyable and something to avoid. For people with hearing loss, it’s often at these social occasions where their unaddressed hearing loss can cause them to...

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Want to Golf Better?

By paula / 23/10/2018 / Comments Off on Want to Golf Better?

  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 play better golf than those suffering from untreated, poor hearing. What role does hearing play in golf? Golfers enjoy and recognize the sound of a well-hit drive!  By paying close attention to the sounds made when the club head strikes the ball, golfers can use...

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Use and Care of Hearing Aids

By Fe / 26/02/2018 / 0 Comments

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 clean your hearing aid. Battery life: When not in use, open your hearing aid battery compartment doors so the batteries are not in contact with any internal components. This will prolong battery life. Water: Make sure you keep your hearing aids dry. Don’t shower, swim,...

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Adjusting to Your Hearing Instruments

By Fe / 26/02/2018 / 0 Comments

You have your new hearing aids- so what’s next? It’s important to realise hearing aids do not restore hearing to normal.  Hearing aids are designed to make things easier to hear and you will experience a dramatic improvement in your hearing and quality of life. For most people hearing loss occurs gradually over years, and many may not notice right away. During this period, your brain gradually adapts to your hearing loss. When you first begin using your new hearing aids, you’ll hear sounds that you haven’t heard for many years. It takes time for your brain to readjust to...

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