healthy hearing

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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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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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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Living with hearing loss

Living with hearing loss

Hearing loss affects more than just hearing. This particular sense affects a lot of your daily life and if left untreated, can become an emotional burden. And poor hearing doesn’t just affect you as a person; it also affects your community and loved ones. We see it at Falls of Sound all the time.  You. …

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The connection between hearing loss and dementia.

Are hearing loss and dementia connected?

For as long as we can remember, hearing loss was a troublesome but inconsequential part of growing older. Then in 2013, an otologist and epidemiologist named Frank Lin, working at John Hopkins University in the United States, performed a ground-breaking study. He discovered that despite then-current medical beliefs, there was a direct correlation between hearing …

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Signia Styletto X

New technology – Signia Styletto X

Attractive Design. The Sleek design fits comfortably behind your ears, definitely if you are wearing glasses as well. The design reminds most clients of Earpods; they don’t resemble hearing devices. The sleek design, the trendy colours, the cool metal look — it‘s something to be seen! A new design and colours, Signia has introduced a …

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Every Sound Tells A Story

Every Sound Tells A Story

Sound is a precious gift. It enables us to communicate quickly over long distances, helps keep us safe in our daily lives. Enhances the cinema and listening to a sad song can make us cry like a baby. There is nothing else in the human experience that has as profound an effect on our lives …

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Tinnitus, there is help out there.

Can anyone hear that besides me? That is a question 15 to 20 percent of Australians ask themselves every day. According to Better Health Australia this is the estimated number of people suffering from some degree of Tinnitus. What is Tinnitus? The simple answer to this question is that Tinnitus is when you hear sounds …

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Living alone

Hearing loss and living alone.

Hearing aids will improve your daily quality of life. There are times though, like when sleeping, showering or just puttering around at home when you might not have your assistive hearing devices. If you are surrounded by others with normal hearing you should be fine. For those who are living alone, there can be challenges.  …

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