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Why Choose Us
We are the only fully independent Audiologist.
We are a fully independent Audiologist.
Hearsmart Hearing Solutions: the oldest established independent audiology clinic in the Yarra Valley.
Each patient works with a Qualified Clinician to find your best hearing solution.Read More
4 STEPS TO BETTER HEARING
Visit your local hearing care professional.
Tell your hearing loss story.
Take a quick and painless hearing examination.
Choose your new hearing aids
Common Questions Answered
Hearing loss is defined as one of three types:
- Conductive (involves outer or middle ear)
- Sensorineural (involves inner ear)
- Mixed (combination of the two)
Aging and chronic exposure to loud noises both contribute to hearing loss. Other factors, such as excessive earwax, can temporarily reduce how well your ears conduct sounds.
You can’t reverse most types of sensorineural hearing loss. However, you and your doctor or a hearing specialist can take steps to improve what you hear.
Can we add an image of an ear. Also I might look at making a video of the types of hearing loss later.
Your treatment will depend on the severity of your hearing loss, so some treatments will work better for you than others. There are a number of devices and aids that help you hear better when you have hearing loss. Here are the most common ones:
A) Personal amplifiers, Assistive Listening Devices, Hearables : These include telephone and mobile phone amplifying devices, smart phone or tablet “apps,” and closed-circuit systems (hearing loop systems) in places of worship, theatres, and auditoriums.
B) Hearing Devices: Hearing aids are electronic instruments you wear in or behind your ear (see figure). They make sounds louder. To find the hearing aid that works best for you, you may have to try more than one. Be sure to ask for a trial period with your hearing aid and understand the terms and conditions of the trial period. Work with your hearing aid provider until you are comfortable with putting on and removing the hearing aid, adjusting the volume level, and changing the batteries. The different types of hearing aids are
C) Bone Anchored Hearing Devices: Bone anchored hearing systems bypass the ear canal and middle ear, and are designed to use your body’s natural ability to transfer sound through bone conduction. The sound processor picks up sound, converts it into vibrations, and then relays the vibrations through your skull bone to your inner ear.
D) Cochlear Implants: Cochlear implants are small electronic devices surgically implanted in the inner ear that help provide a sense of sound to people who are profoundly deaf or hard-of-hearing. If your hearing loss is severe, your doctor may recommend a cochlear implant in one or both ears.
Hearsmart is the ONLY Audiologist Owned Independent Private practise in the Yarra Valley.
We are certified by Medicare, Hearing Service Program and WorkSafe Victoria to provide hearing assessment and Hearing solutions to people with hearing impairment.
We specialize in all different types of hearing solutions and endeavour to provide our clients with the most suitable hearing solutions based on their hearing results and communication needs.
We have affiliations with all major hearing devices manufacturers.
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