Will Hearing Aids Help Me?

Taking your first step towards hearing better is an exciting time. However it is completely normal to feel a little anxious as well.

You will be hearing things again that you haven’t heard for some time. It will take time and regular use of the hearing aids for your brain to adapt to hearing these sounds again. How quickly and successfully your brain adapts to this new sound is dependent on how long you have had your hearing loss. Your own voice may also sound different and high pitch noises may sound tinny and louder than you can remember, e.g. water flushing in the toilet may sound like a waterfall! Just remember, it takes time to adjust to the world around you again. With advanced technology, we can even program your hearing aids so that they gently and gradually adjust to the optimal program needed for your hearing loss.

Just as with glasses for vision, if you have a hearing loss in both ears it is important to aid both ears. How we hear best in noise is by the two ears working well together to compare and contrast information heard from both sides. This helps our brains to work out what information we are trying to listen to. Furthermore, studies have shown that the saying “Use it or Lose it” is very well applied to our hearing system. When a hearing loss is not aided the hearing system can deteriorate faster and the auditory pathway on that side become less efficient transmitting information. As indicated previously, the quicker a hearing loss is identified and managed the better the outcomes.

Hearing Aids are not a “quick fix”, as much as we would all like them to be. While you will be hearing better quickly, it will take time for your brain to adjust to this new information which can take weeks or even months. The team at All Ears Audiology will be here to support you along the way. Hearing tactics will also continue to be important to help achieve your listening goals.

If you, or somebody you know, is experiencing difficulties hearing the team at
All Ears Audiology would be delighted to meet you. Please call 8120 2110.

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COVID-19 Update

At All Ears & Speech our priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our team and valued clients. We understand the significant impact the Coronavirus is having on everyone and that this is one of the biggest challenges we have all faced. We are in this together and our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your families during this time.

Whilst our practice activities have slowed significantly, our team remains able to assist you with your hearing and speech healthcare. We have reduced our clinical hours, further strengthened our already exemplary hygiene practices and our Speech Pathologists are now primarily providing services online using TeleHealth. 

From the 1st April 2020, we have put the following additional safeguards in place to ensure everyone’s well-being and that our business can continue to look after you and your family.

  • Our administration team will work remotely during the day and attend clinic outside normal clinic hours. This is to minimise contact between clinicians, clients and our admin team. Should at any stage someone be exposed to Coronavirus our risk of transmitting the infection to others is significantly reduced. Kindly leave a message on our answering machine and rest assured we will return your call as soon as possible

  • For NEW CLIENTS – we are here to help and answer any questions you may have regarding your hearing, your child’s hearing or your child’s speech and language development. We can offer initial consults over the phone or via TeleHealth (videoconferencing) to assist. We can then determine whether we need to see you in person urgently or whether we can provide you with services via TeleHealth or other resources to help you in the interim. Again, please leave a message on our answering machine or email us on reception@allearsandspeech.com.au and we will get back to you asap.

  • For clients with URGENT REFERRALS from Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists or other medical practitioners we will see you should you pass our COVID19 questionnaire. As per government regulations we will not see anyone who has: 

    1. travelled interstate or overseas without self-isolating for 14 days

    2. anyone unwell (fever, sore throat, respiratory difficulties)

    3. anyone who has been in contact with someone who has travelled or who may have been exposed to COVID19

We will be offering complimentary online resources and short videos to improve children’s listening, learning, speech and language development during this time. 

For our adult clients we will be providing auditory training resources to make the most of your devices, and lots of information about hearing loss and the various technologies available. Our team are excited to be updating and sharing these resources with you. As always, any feedback, or suggestions on topics that you would like covered will be warmly received.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our clients for your emails, phone calls and supportive comments during this time. These have been so encouraging and brightened our day. Our clients will continue to remain our priority and we can not thank you enough for choosing us as your service provider. 

On behalf of the team at All Ears & Speech please stay safe and healthy.

Nicole Eglinton

Proud Director of the best team of Audiologists & Speech Pathologist in SA