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Can Tinnitus Be Treated?

Tinnitus is a buzzing, whooshing, or ringing sound that an affected individual hears, even when their surrounding environment is completely quiet. Such sounds may be heard in either or both the ears, continuously or occasionally. In severe cases, it can cause considerable levels of stress. While tinnitus cannot be cured, it can be managed with strategies that dilute your tinnitus awareness. The best tinnitus treatment can be determined by assessing your hearing with a hearing test. Tinnitus and hearing loss are related, and therefore, the first step required is to go for a hearing test. Audiologists...

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How Much Does A Hearing Test Cost?

A hearing test can identify hearing loss, its nature, and also the extent of hearing loss. Trained professionals, known as an audiologist, can carry out hearing tests in both kids and adults. Your visit to an audiologist for a hearing test will involve understanding your case history, ear inspection, and a hearing test. You will need to sit with headphones with a headband placed behind the ears and be asked to respond when you hear beeps, of all different pitches. The audiologist will ask you to listen and repeat some words and assess the movement in your middle ear/eardrum. An in-depth...

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What is Earwax?

Ear wax is instrumental in protecting and cleaning the ears. It is a natural substance that is produced as a skin gland secretion inside the ear canal. Ear wax helps in the prevention of foreign bodies from making their way into the ear canal. Ear wax also contains antibacterial properties. Ear wax is a natural way in which the body protects and cleans itself and it is not harmful at all. Despite this, there is a saying that too much of a good thing can be dangerous and this also applies to ear wax. Excessive secretion and buildup of ear wax can sometimes cause problems like discomfort...

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Can I Buy A Hearing Aid Without A Test?

If you take a hearing test, it will empower your audiologist with pertinent information about your hearing problem. Before selecting hearing aids, a hearing test will be able to evaluate if you have hearing loss. The test will also be able to determine the type and the degree of hearing loss along with the probable cause. With a hearing test, the audiologist will be able to determine what kind of sounds you are unable to hear. This is important as it varies from one person to the other Hearing aids are specifically programmed for the person wearing them, so a generic hearing aid will...

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NDIS Starts Its Roll-out in Gippsland

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has begun its national roll out and is on track to commence in parts of Gippsland in October this year. There is a lot of information available and it can be complex to understand so we wanted to take the time to make sure our clients are well informed. This is a huge step forward for those in Australia with hearing loss. Up until now there have been no funds available for those with hearing loss that are older than 26 years and not on a pension. What is the NDIS? The NDIS is a new way of providing support/funding to Australian citizens...

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New Clinic in Berwick

We are excited that Gippsland Audiology are now providing hearing services in Berwick. We will open our doors for the first time on April 7th at Suite 8, 48 Kangan Drive, Berwick. This is a great opportunity for Gippsland Audiology to expand into this growing area. While we will be offering our full range of services from Berwick, we will also be providing diagnostic audiology for Mr Guillermo Hurtado, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, who will be consulting next door. Laura and Meg are looking forward to seeing you in Berwick, offering our same great services from this new location....

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Free Services for Pensioners

In 1996, Gippsland Audiology Services made a difficult decision to discontinue their Office of Hearing Services (OHS) contract, enabling the provision of subsidised services to eligible pensioner and DVA clients. With the introduction of hearing services to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the growing number of existing clients eligible for the pension, Gippsland Audiology has applied and been successful in regaining an OHS contract. This is very exciting for Gippsland Audiology and its clients. Over the past 20 years, our clients who have transitioned onto a pension...

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Hello Leongatha

We are very excited to announce that Gippsland Audiology is now servicing Leongatha and the surrounding South Gippsland area. On November 1st Meg and Andrew purchased Lucy Stevens Audiology, which will now be operating as Gippsland Audiology. Many of our clients might remember Lucy Stevens. Her first three years working in Leongatha and Morwell were with Gippsland Audiology. In 1995, Lucy started her own clinic in Leongatha, which has serviced South Gippsland from that time. Looking to make moves towards retirement and to spend more time with family, it came time for Lucy to look at a succession...

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