Everyone’s hearing health care needs are different, so treatment differs for each client. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for here, we are always happy to discuss your concerns with you. Please call our office or request an appointment online for personalised advice.
Hearing aids are highly sophisticated amplification devices that, when appropriately fitted and programmed by a qualified Audiologist, will improve your ability to communicate.
Current hearing aids:
- Amplify quiet sounds, but do not over-amplify loud ones
- Make speech understandable while suppressing disruptive noise in loud environments
Most hearing aids have Bluetooth, allowing you to connect to other devices such as your mobile phone.
Depending on a number of factors, including features, style and technology level, hearing aids range in price from approximately $950 to $4,500 per device.
As an independent clinic not aligned with a particular hearing aid manufacturer, Audiology Solutions offers greater choice, real value and affordable care — we’re proud of our competitive pricing.
You may be eligible for government funding and/or private health fund rebates to assist with the cost.
Hearing aids come in all different shapes and sizes, all with the same purpose — to help with the difficulties and symptoms of hearing loss. Should hearing aids be required, the most appropriate ones for you will depend on your type and degree of hearing loss, lifestyle needs, budget and cosmetic preferences.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids are small, light devices that sit discreetly behind your ear. The sound travels from the device into your ear canal through a virtually invisible tube.
In-the-ear hearing aids are custom-made devices, moulded to fit precisely inside your ears. This makes them very discreet or even completely invisible.
Contralateral Routing of Signal (CROS) devices have been designed for people with single-sided deafness. A CROS device has a microphone that transmits sound from the ear with no usable hearing, to a hearing aid that receives the sound and plays it in the better ear.
If you have a hearing loss in both ears, then wearing two hearing devices is the best way to hear most naturally. Two hearing aids offer many advantages including improved hearing in noise, a more natural stereo effect and better sound localisation. However, in some instances only one hearing aid is recommended — your Audiologist will suggest what is most suitable for you.
As with many health care solutions, this will vary from person to person. The professional expertise and guidance of your audiologist plays a vital role in your rehabilitation process, of which hearing aids are only a part. Each step in your training program will bring you closer to your hearing goals and better communicative outcomes.
To help you get the most out of your new devices, Audiology Solutions offers you a 30-day trial period with your hearing aids.
No referral is required to access our Audiology services; however, you will need a doctor’s referral to claim a Medicare rebate.