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Different Types of Hearing Tests and Assessments

Hearing loss is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Whether it is due to age, genetics, exposure to loud noises, or other factors/medical conditions, it is important to identify and address hearing issues early. . That’s where hearing tests and assessments come into play. These tests are designed to evaluate a person’s hearing abilities and determine the appropriate course of action for treatment. In this article, we will explore some of the different types of hearing tests and assessments available. Pure-Tone Audiometry This is the most common type of hearing...

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How to Remove Ear Wax Safely?

Ear wax build up is a common concern that leaves many people asking “what is the best ear wax removal method?”. Ear wax is natural, and it is not harmful to the ears unless there is significant ear wax build up obstructing the ear canal. A build-up of ear wax can cause ear pain, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss and a blocked sensation in the ears. If the wax is not completely blocking the ear canal, hearing may not be affected, and it may be more difficult to tell if there is too much wax in the ears. There are multiple methods of ear wax removal including ear wax removal drops,...

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Types of hearing loss

1 in 6 Australians suffers from some level of hearing loss. Hearing loss affects both adults and children of all ages. Hearing loss can have significant impacts on social, emotional, and physical well-being and can lead to social isolation and difficulties at work and/or school. There are many different causes of hearing loss and there are two main types of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss Is when the hearing loss is caused by a problem with the outer or middle part of the ear (the ear canal, eardrum, middle ear bones, middle ear fluid). Some causes of conductive hearing loss can...

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How much do hearing aids cost in Australia?

In Australia, eligible pension card holders have access to the Hearing Services Program (HSP) funding. The program covers the cost of basic level hearing aids for eligible participants in the program. Those under the program also have the option to pay on top (“top-up”) of the HSP voucher to be fitted with higher technology level hearing aids. Other funding options for hearing aids include Workcover- for hearing loss proven to be caused by injury from loud noise exposure at work. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may also provide funding for hearing aids if the person’s hearing...

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