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Early hearing aids"They have come a long way"

Around 100 years ago, the only assistance that someone with hearing loss could use was an ear trumpet. While ear trumpets increased volume of sound, most people would still have major issues of clarity. Now 100 years on, there have been many advances in both medical solutions and hearing aid devices. Hearing loss can now be managed to ensure that it need not greatly affect the lives of most people with the condition.

These days the range of solutions include:

  • Advanced digital hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants (aka the bionic ear)
  • Earwax management
  • Advanced treatments for treating tinnitus

Hearing aids are nothing like they used to be!

If hearing tests demonstrate that you have a sensorineural hearing loss, we have some great news - modern hearing solutions are nothing like the large, noisy, clunky and whistling hearing aids of days gone by!


Hearing aids are equipped with many incredible features that make even the most difficult situations manageable and they come in devices so small, that no one would ever notice that you're wearing a hearing aid.


To learn more about modern hearing aids including their features and benefits, click here.

 

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. They can help restore hearing for people that suffer from profound sensorineural hearing losses. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to send sound signals to the brain.

We have prepared further information about cochlear implants on a page found here.


Earwax management

The introduction of tiny cameras that enter the ear canal, called video otoscopes, have made it possible for clinicians to view the ear canal and eardrum in much greater detail than they could with a traditional otoscope. Video otoscopy provides significantly greater magnification to explore the ear, making ear wax removal much safer.

Once the clinician has established the nature of the density and viscosity of the wax build up, they are able to determine the best approach for its safe removal.

  • Q-tip method
  • Curette method
  • Forceps method
  • Vacuum/suction method
  • Lavage/irrigation/flush method

Tinnitus treatments

Much more is now understood about the causes of the frustrating condition known as tinnitus. Treatments for tinnitus then focus around treating the source of the tinnitus. More on the causes and treatments for tinnitus can be found on our website by clicking here.

 

Discuss solutions for hearing loss with Arafura Audiology and Alice Audiology

Every year we are amazed by the advancement in hearing solutions. To discuss the range of options available to you, we encourage you to call us to arrange a time to sit down and discuss your options with our accredited and highly trained clinicians. Call us on 08 8981-0013 or click on this link to book an appointment at one of our clinics.


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