What Aspects are considered while choosing Your Hearing Aid?

There are varied options when it comes to choosing a hearing aid. At Eastern Audiology, you will be guided on the various alternatives available to you once you decide to opt for a hearing aid. After taking into consideration your personal needs, the best fit will be recommended to you after discussing the following aspects
● Preferred style
● Brands with the desired technology
● Pricing structure

As far as style goes, your audiologist will suggest what best suits your hearing loss and ear shape, as well as taking into consideration your desires. In some cases, the extent of your hearing loss may restrict you to a single style that will be the best fit.


As for the brand, Eastern Audiology is independent of any brand or manufacturer of hearing aids and hence, can offer you several brands to choose from. Normally, our aim remains to give you a choice of 4 to 5 brands that fit best into your requirements of style, price, and features.
The pricing of hearing aids depends on its inbuilt technology more than the style and varies from basic to a premium level. The presence of extra features like suppression of background sound or adjustment for fine-tuning for Eastern Audiology Audiologists increases the hearing aid price.


After discussing all the hearing aids aspects with you, your audiologist in Narre Warren, Richmond, Huonville, or Bellerive will ensure that you get the best fit of the hearing aid within your budget, communication needs, and degree of hearing loss.


Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

Loss of hearing can be tough on you as sometimes it can escape your notice. It is often close family and friends that may advise that it’s time to undergo a hearing test.

At such times, Eastern Audiology’s team of experts is available to support you in all ways possible. They include:

  • Performing a comprehensive hearing test
  • Giving an exact diagnosis
  • Discussing suitable options to enhance your communication to achieve a better quality of life.

One of the options can be the use of hearing aids. Our team of experts at Eastern Audiology will suggest the best possible hearing aid considering your requirements and guide you every step of the way, as you move to use hearing aids. We aim to ensure you live life to the fullest.

We have a wide array of hearing aid solutions for you to choose from as our recommendations are independent and not influenced by any specific brand or manufacturer. It enables us to offer you the best solution available to you.

Our expert audiologists are available for any queries concerning hearing aids. You can call on 1300 090 701 for an appointment at any of our clinics close to you in Richmond & Narre Warren in Victoria or Bellerive & Huonville in Tasmania.


Do I Have a Hearing Loss Test?

A hearing loss can present in different ways. It may be that you are asking for more speech repeats, mishearing speech quite often, turning the television up louder than previously, withdrawing socially, isolating oneself and/or having difficulty hearing in situations with background noise. If you experience any of these problems, or have concerns regarding your hearing, a full hearing assessment is recommended.

At Eastern Audiology, our experienced team of Audiologists at our Narre Warren and Richmond clinics will take a comprehensive history of your hearing and ear health and perform a complete hearing test. A thorough hearing test will be able to determine if a hearing loss is present, and if so, to what degree and type. Your Audiologist will discuss the management options available to you. This may include the recommendation of hearing aids. Our Audiologists want you to make an informed decision, discussing any questions or concerns you may have. We are proud to be completely independent from any hearing aid manufacturer or brand.


Can a Hearing Aid Stop Tinnitus?

Tinnitus comes in many forms, including ringing, buzzing, or clicking sounds. When tinnitus is present, there is often, but not always, an underlying hearing loss as well. A hearing test performed by a trained Audiologist is therefore recommended if there are concerns regarding tinnitus. While there is no scientifically proven tinnitus cure, there are several different tinnitus treatment options available that may help to improve your quality of life.

At Eastern Audiology, our Audiologists at our Narre Warren and Richmond clinics can discuss the best tinnitus management options that are appropriate for you. This may include hearing aids. Hearing aids can often assist in reducing tinnitus awareness by making sounds available that were previously unheard because of the hearing loss. These sounds are then focused on, redirecting attention away from the tinnitus. They can also reduce the strain of your daily listening load, relieving the stress and anxiety that can be caused by your communication difficulties. Our Audiologists will help to determine the best management option/s for your needs and lifestyle to help reduce the impact the tinnitus may be having on you.