Better Hearing Clinic FAQs

Welcome to the Better Hearing Clinic! We understand that finding comprehensive information about hearing care can be overwhelming, which is why we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address common concerns. Find answers to our most frequently asked questions below. We hope that by exploring these FAQs, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of our services and feel confident about taking the next steps towards better hearing health.

Should I see an audiologist for tinnitus?

Yes, if you are suffering from tinnitus, it is recommended to seek the advice of an audiologist. An audiologist is a highly trained expert who can assess and diagnose hearing-related conditions and provide treatment suggestions or refer you to other medical professionals for additional care. At Better Hearing Clinic, our audiologists have extensive experience in dealing with tinnitus and can provide comprehensive assessment and treatment options, tailored to your individual needs. We also have audiologists who specialise in fitting custom hearing aids for those suffering from tinnitus. By using state-of-the-art technology and our private ear clinic, we can offer you the most up-to-date tinnitus treatments available. Our experienced audiologists can also provide you with useful advice and tips on how to manage your tinnitus. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get the help you need.

Is it good to get your ears professionally cleaned?

Yes, it is beneficial to have your ears professionally cleaned from time to time. Professional ear cleaning helps remove wax buildup and other debris that can accumulate in the ear canal over time. The audiologists at Better Hearing Clinic are trained to provide gentle and effective ear wax removal and ear-cleaning services, using specialised tools, such as suction devices and irrigation systems. This should be done regularly to prevent any blockages or other issues in the ear canal that can cause hearing problems. Our audiologists are also experienced in fitting and adjusting hearing aids, so you can get the most out of your device. Contact us today to find out more about our ear-cleaning services and hearing aid fittings.

Is it best to go to an audiologist for hearing aids?

Yes, audiologists are the best healthcare professionals to consult when considering a hearing aid. At Better Hearing Clinic, our audiologists have extensive experience in assessing and fitting hearing aids. We take into consideration not just your level of hearing loss but also your lifestyle and budget to ensure you get the right device for your needs. Our audiologists can provide comprehensive information on all types of hearing aids and help you understand the range of features available, so you can make an informed decision. We also offer follow-up services to ensure that your device is adjusted properly and continues to meet your needs. Contact us today to find out more about our audiologists and private ear clinic.

How good is Microsuction for ears?

Microsuction is a safe and effective method for removing wax buildup from the ear canal. It involves using a specialised suction device to gently remove the excess wax, which can then be examined under a microscope to check for any issues. At Better Hearing Clinic, our audiologists are experienced in providing ear microsuction services and use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the safest and most effective ear cleaning. Microsuction is a great option for those with hearing loss as it can help remove any blockages or debris that could be impairing your hearing. Contact us today to find out more about our microsuction and other audiology services we offer.

Why is hearing care important?

Hearing care is essential to protect and maintain your hearing health. Regular hearing evaluations can help you identify any signs of hearing loss early, so that appropriate treatment options can be implemented. At Better Hearing Clinic, our audiologists provide comprehensive audiology assessments to detect any hearing loss or issues that could be impacting your quality of life. We also offer a range of audiology treatments and ear care services, such as fitting hearing aids, audiograms and microsuction, to help you get the best out of your hearing. Contact us today to find out more about our audiologists and private ear clinic.

Can ear syringing damage your ears?

No, ear syringing is safe and effective when done correctly by an experienced audiologist. At Better Hearing Clinic, our audiologists use specialised irrigation systems to gently remove wax buildup in the ear canal. This should not cause any damage to your ears, although you may experience some mild discomfort during the process. Our audiologists are also experienced in fitting and adjusting hearing aids so you can get the most out of your device. Contact us today to learn more about our audiologists and private ear clinics.

What is included in a comprehensive hearing evaluation?

A comprehensive hearing evaluation includes audiometric testing, which measures the range and degree of your hearing loss. This is done using audiograms to determine what sounds you can hear at different frequencies and volumes. At Better Hearing Clinic, our audiologists also conduct a physical examination of the ear canal and eardrum to detect any blockages or issues that could be affecting your hearing. We also provide counselling and advice on how to manage your hearing loss, as well as fitting, adjusting and maintaining hearing aids. Contact us today to find out more about our audiologists and private ear clinics.

What are the different types of hearing aids available and how do they work?

Hearing aids are electronic devices designed to amplify sound for individuals with hearing loss. They come in various types and styles, each offering unique features and benefits. Here are some common types of hearing aids:

  • Behind-the-Ear (BTE): These hearing aids sit behind the ear and are connected to a custom earmold or an earbud that fits inside the ear. BTE aids are suitable for all types of hearing loss and offer a wide range of features.
  • In-the-Ear (ITE): ITE hearing aids are custom-made to fit the outer ear. They are less noticeable than BTE aids and are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.
  • In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC): These hearing aids are smaller and fit partly or completely into the ear canal. They are less visible but may have fewer advanced features due to their compact size.
  • Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) and Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE): RIC/RITE hearing aids have a small receiver that sits inside the ear canal, while the main body sits behind the ear. They provide a more natural sound experience and are suitable for various degrees of hearing loss.
  • Open Fit: Open fit hearing aids are similar to BTE aids but use a thin tube to deliver sound to the ear canal. They are a good option for individuals with mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss.

Each type of hearing aid works by receiving sound through a microphone, processing it with an amplifier, and delivering the amplified sound to the ear through a speaker or receiver. The specific features and technology vary across different models and brands.

To determine the most suitable hearing aid for your needs, it’s essential to consult with an audiologist or hearing care professional who can assess your hearing loss and recommend the appropriate device based on your lifestyle, preferences, and budget.