Online Hearing Checks – do they work?

Hearing well is essential for good communication, safety, independence, and memory. Looking for a quick way to check your hearing without leaving the house? An online hearing check could be the first step. Many clinic websites, hearing aid manufacturers and phone apps...
One Hearing Aid? or Two?

One Hearing Aid? or Two?

  Just wondering if I can wear one hearing aid instead of two? Seems like in the past people regularly wore one aid, and it would be cheaper to just buy one, but my Audiologist says I need two. Is this really necessary?   We asked Doctor of Audiology, Teresa...
Why does my TV sound so bad?

Why does my TV sound so bad?

Why can’t I understand what people say on TV anymore? Even when I turn the volume up they all seem to mumble, or the noise just interferes. What can I do to help?  We asked Doctor of Audiology, Teresa Burns, from Teresa Burns Hearing Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand, to...
How to clean my ears?

How to clean my ears?

‘What is Ear wax? Why do we have it? And how should I clean my ears?’ For this reader question we asked Doctor of Audiology, Teresa Burns, from Teresa Burns Hearing Ltd, who isn’t at all squeamish about cerumen (ear wax). “Ear wax is normal. Wax is the way...
Hearing Aids – what’s new?

Hearing Aids – what’s new?

Dr Teresa Burns answers a reader’s question: I am considering getting hearing aids because I have hearing loss and I know I’m missing out. Many of my friends have them but there seems to be a wide range of prices and choices. How do I know which one is right for...