Simple communication strategies

Simple communication strategies

One might struggle to hear for many reasons, even while wearing hearing aids. The environment, size of the room, the direction of speech and much more. Wearing hearing aids and accessories (like a microphone) can help. There are a number of other simple things you and your conversation partner can do to help further.  Basics. …

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Symptoms of Hearing Loss.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss.

When masks were introduced as a daily reality about two years ago, it was a massive change for everyone. There certainly was a period of adaptation for almost all of us. For many, it was more than just getting used to cover your mouth and nose. For them, it was realising how subconsciously reliant they …

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A brief history of hearing aids.

A brief history of hearing aids.

Hearing aids have been around for a lot longer than one might think. But over the years, the design and features of these devices have drastically changed. Many people first looking at hearing aids today are surprised at the size and versatility of these little gadgets. After all, many of us have the image of …

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Which sounds will hurt my ears

Which sounds will hurt my ears?

Most of us know prolonged exposure to loud noises can lead to hearing loss. The noise-induced loss is the second most common hearing loss after general ageing. We understand standing under a jet engine all day will damage hearing, but how much is too much? What about those Metallica concerts you went to in your …

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Tech savvy

Let’s get tech-savvy!

Hearing aids have been rapidly growing in technological capabilities. They get smaller, they are rechargeable, and battery life is increased with each model. And of course, enhanced sound quality, speech clarity and background noise diminution. For many people, the importance of hearing aids starts and ends with getting better hearing. For those who are a …

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Starkey Evolv AI

Starkey Evolv AI new products.

Exciting news from across the world with new products this month! The American brand Starkey has just launched their new “Evolv AI” hearing aids, packed with exciting features. Starkey focuses on taking hearing to the next level by looking after your general health at the same time. New models, new technology and a new approach …

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New Audeara Headsets

New Audeara Headsets.

As audiologists, there’s one question we often hear new patients ask when they’re just not quite ready. “What’s the step between hearing aids and no hearing aids?”. When told one has a hearing loss, the thought of wearing hearing aids sometimes feels too extreme. But generally, if you’ve come for a hearing test, it means …

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Katia Peeters

Today we celebrate Katia Peeters, founder of Falls of Sound.

Once upon a time, there was an audiologist with a big dream. She travelled to the other side of the world looking for the chance to make a difference in hearing health. She worked tirelessly around Australia, training audiologists and presenting seminars for several years, but she longed for something more. Finally, she decided to …

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Earwax removal

Earwax removal, a painless procedure.

Everyone’s ears create earwax. It’s one of the human body’s more unpleasant forms of protection against natural elements – special mention to excessive sweating here! For most people, earwax is not a bother more than an occasional itchy ear. In some cases, however, wax can build up to obstruct the ear canal. This can lead …

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Hearing awareness

Hearing awareness 2022

The first week of March marks hearing awareness week. This week highlights the hearing impairment issues, so many Australians face every day. It aims to help improve the daily lives of those impacted by hearing loss and raise awareness for everyone. The hearing awareness week is highlighted by World Hearing Day on the 3rd of …

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Essential Hearing Clinic

Falls of Sound essential services.

It has never been more important to communicate with your loved ones than today! Falls of Sound is classified as an essential service. What does that mean for you? Falls of Sound can continue to operate and see patients at any time following government regulations. More than anything, we want you to feel safe and …

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Is my hearing covered?

Is my hearing covered?

There are a great many factors involved in figuring out how much a hearing test or even hearing aids cost. While Medicare does not cover hearing health, there are a number of other avenues to consider. Which health insurance can help? Are children’s hearing tests free? Seniors discounts? More often than not, you might even …

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Update to the Signia App

Update to the Signia App.

We’ve recently come across instances of Signia hearing aid wearers having issues with using the app on their phone. It looks like the Signia app has received an update that has been creating some mischief. The symptoms can be the app not opening, the hearing aids not syncing or certain functions not working. The good …

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Keep your hearing aids dry

Keep your hearing aids dry.

Unless you’re a tropical plant, moisture generally does not make for a good friend! Unfortunately for hearing aids, moisture is all too present and can easily cause damage or corrosion to the tiny devices. Factors such as rain, sweat or general humidity can easily cause a problem. And given the importance of these devices to …

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Sudden onset hearing loss

Sudden Onset Hearing Loss.

For most people, hearing loss is a gradual process taking years to settle in. Sometimes you can pin it down to noise exposure, age or medical treatments. But there are times, thankfully not frequent, where one might wake up and just suddenly not hear from one ear. This is known as a sudden onset hearing …

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Take 3 Fundraising initiative

Take 3 Fundraising initiative.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an independent clinic is being an active part of the community. This can be educating people on hearing loss, or it means putting our name to charitable efforts. One particular charity close to our hearts is Take 3.  Why Take 3. Take 3 is an Australian charity …

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Aiding your Unaidable Ear

Aiding your Unaidable Ear.

More often than not, with a hearing loss, you’ll find a relatively similar loss in both ears. However, sometimes one ear may be worse off than the other, and sometimes, it may be classified as “unaidable”. In this case, the hearing loss is too severe for a hearing aid to give sound. The good news …

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Breast Cancer and Hearing

Breast Cancer and Hearing.

October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, raising awareness and donations for the disease. Most people have a friend or relative affected by Breast Cancer, making it an important topic to address. And much like hearing loss, it is something best handled when diagnosed early.  According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), breast cancer …

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Ear canal

Ear Pressure while flying or diving?

If you’ve ever been on a plane, in a fast elevator or dived underwater, you’ll know that pressure in your ears. The feeling that starts in your ear, travels below your eyes until finally something “pops” and you get relief. Mostly we do this without even thinking about it, but have you ever wondered why …

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