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Question: How loud does a sound have to be before it damages your hearing?

Answer A sound needs to be over 80 dB before it can potentially cause permanent hearing damage.  However, it is not as simple as just the loudness of the sound.  The duration of exposure and how the sound enters the ears are equally important. The louder the sound, the less time it takes before damage … Continue reading Question: How loud does a sound have to be before it damages your hearing?

How To Get The Most From Your Hearing Assessment and Hearing Aid Fitting.

Whether you've raced straight to your audiologist at the first signs of hearing loss, or you've put off the inevitable for decades, your hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting appointments often lay the foundations of your entire hearing aid experience.  The information you provide to your audiologist guides the selection of hearing aid manufacturer, style, … Continue reading How To Get The Most From Your Hearing Assessment and Hearing Aid Fitting.

A Review of Tinnitus Treatments

Treatments used in the management of tinnitus are aimed either at reducing the intensity of the tinnitus directly or at relieving the annoyance and distress caused by tinnitus (Han et al., 2009). Audiologists are generally concerned with the latter and management of tinnitus in clinic typically involves a combination of strategies: (1) habituation of perception, … Continue reading A Review of Tinnitus Treatments

5 Signs You May Have Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, happens very slowly.  So slowly and subtly that we often don't notice it happening until it reaches the stage where we are having significant difficulty.  Even then, many people still do not accept they have any hearing deficit and continue to blame external causes for their difficulties.  Here are … Continue reading 5 Signs You May Have Hearing Loss