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Hearing protection for tradies: How to reduce your risk of hearing loss

Tradespeople work in a risky industry, and hearing loss from power tools and machinery is one of the most common injuries among Australian tradies. If you work in trades or construction and use power tools and machinery on a regular basis, you’re at potential risk of hearing damage. That’s why protecting your hearing at work is so important. Wearing hearing protection at work will fade sound to less intrusive levels,

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Tinnitus Awareness

Did you know approximately 17 to 20% of Australians suffer from some degree of tinnitus, varying from mild to severe?* What is tinnitus? Tinnitus refers to the persistent ringing or buzzing sounds you hear in your ears that are not in your external environment. Primarily noticed in quite environments or late at night, the tinnitus experience is unique to each individual. For some people, these sounds can be mild and

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Four ways to protect your hearing

Are you someone who loves to listen to loud music through your headphones? Or, do you work in a noisy environment and don’t wear hearing protection? Well, you might be doing more damage to your hearing than you even realise. Hearing is one of the five senses that allow us to interact with our surroundings. Hearing enables us to enjoy music, the sounds of nature or words spoken by other

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How earplugs can help protect your hearing

Earplugs have an array of benefits. They improve focus, the quality of rest and most importantly, help protect your hearing. There is an overwhelming number of earplugs on the market today and each have their own way to be used. We have therefore prepared this guide that will explore materials, costs, usage, noise reduction, when to use them, how they work, insertion techniques and where the best models are available.

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Hearing aid prices: what to expect when buying a hearing aid

If you’re in the market for a hearing aid, it pays to do a bit of research first. This article explains what to expect when buying a hearing aid – including the range of costs and benefits, and how this translates across the Blamey Saunders hears product range. If you’re new to hearing aids or looking to switch to a different product or brand, we’re excited to introduce you to

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How Recycled Sound changed Diane’s life after cancer

A cancer diagnosis is hard enough to deal with, but for Diane there was an unexpected, life-changing side-effect of cancer treatment: hearing loss. While Diane was receiving chemotherapy, it permanently damaged her hearing almost straight away and she struggled to hear her doctors.  “Because I was so sick from other reactions to the chemotherapy, I ended up in hospital in intensive care. At the time, the biggest problem was that

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How to look after your hearing – not your usual guide!

Now we know that looking after your hearing doesn’t have the same appeal as working on your pecs (that’s the muscle in your upper arm/chest for you non-gym junkies) or working on your mindfulness – we get it. But, whether we like to admit it or not, having good hearing is just as important – no, sorry more so – than having a “ripped” body, or feeling super chilled and

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Cranky ‘cos everyone mumbles? Might be time to check your hearing.

Does it seem like everyone around you has started mumbling? Are you always asking people to speak up? Do you have to guess at the specials at your local restaurant because you can’t hear the waiter (…it’s always safe to assume there’s a pan fried salmon on the menu). Age-related hearing loss can happen so slowly you don’t even notice it, until one day you’re at your favourite restaurant and

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Top signs and symptoms of hearing loss

We’ve all had that ringing in our ears after a big night on the dance floor or a night out watching our favourite band, right? Hey, it’s the sign of a good night, isn’t it? Well, yes and no. Yes, the social aspect of getting out and having a good time is important for our mental health and wellbeing. But also, well, no. You see, one-off episodes like this can

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