Hearing Newsletter Summer 2011/2012 The gift of hearing! Hearing assessments Latest Technology All Brands Hearing aids & repairs Counselling related to hearing impairment and tinnitus Some people hate the very thought of Christmas as they would feel left out. ..alone, resentful imprisoned in their own world of silence, while others enjoy the singing and laughter . Give the gift of hearing, enjoy the joyous laughter, the squeals of delight when the presents are opened. If you or a loved one needs to be part of Christmas give “hearing” as a gift, a gift voucher can be used for many purposes. We wish you a wonderful holiday season! The Falls of Sound Team Noise plugs Swimming plugs Musician plugs FM/infra red systems Hearing aid batteries Employment Hearing Tests We are still here! Suite 21, Level 5, Office Tower Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 318 Moggill Road Indooroopilly 3378 5999 [email protected] www.fallsofsound.com.au OPEN NOW New clinic on the Sunshine Coast A gift voucher can be used to: PROTECT their ears from further damage with noise plugs, musician plugs, swimming plugs (starting price $38 AUD). ENHANCE the beautiful surround sound from television or other media devices with wireless headsets. RESTORE their hearing and help them towards the purchase of one of our fabulous hearing devices. You will be giving not only a Christmas present, but a lifetime of better hearing ! Falls of Sound 116 Maud St Maroochydore 5443 8993 [email protected] Do you have plenty of batteries, drying tablets for the Christmas Period? Make sure you get all you necessary supplies before the Christmas closure! It has finally arrived!........Tinnitus Solution A hearing device that can be used for tinnitus control. Tinnitus instruments are based on the idea of diverting attention away from the disturbing ear sounds. They make it easier to listen to “external” sounds again instead of permanently concentrating on those annoying “internal” sounds. This is achieved by emitting a sound that draws focus away from the tinnitus. You can choose from four different therapy signals. When you have found the one that best matches your tinnitus, the Hearing Clinician can fine-tune the therapy signal so that the tinnitus sound is drowned out. Afterwards, you can always adjust the volume easily and discreetly using a remote controls. Many tinnitus patients also suffer from some degree of hearing loss. The hearing device can be used as hearing instruments alone or in combination with the tinnitus therapy signal. Hyperacusis relief: When certain environmental sounds are perceived as “painfully loud”, this condition is known as hyperacusis. Thanks to their flexible programming, the devices are suitable for some hyperacusis treatment and can provide comfort to the wearer. Trials available! Please call us for an appointment. Hearing: Frequently asked Questions! Q: Can hearing aids cause a “lazy ear,” or cause my hearing loss to worsen? A: No, wearing hearing aids will not make your ears “dependent” on the devices. When you remove the hearing aids, your hearing loss will be the same as before you inserted them. In fact, the opposite is true. The longer your hearing loss goes uncorrected, the longer your brain has to “forget” what speech sounds like. This may decrease an individual's potential for improvement once he/she decides to move forward if that individual has “put off” getting hearing aids for a long time. Q: With my new hearing aids, I’ll hear again like I did when I was 16, right? A: No, unfortunately. We actually “hear” with our brain, not our ears. Our ability to perform important auditory tasks, such as listening in noise or listening to fast speakers, begins to decline when we’re in our 30’s and 40’s. So, simply putting on hearing devices does not restore physical damage to our ears caused by noise, hereditary factors, or medications….nor does it reverse aging of the brain. It is similar to buying a pair of brand new tennis shoes and expecting to run and jump like we did when we were 16! Q: What if I’m not ready to wear hearing aids? A: Nobody wants to have a hearing loss. Yet the average person who does will wait 7 to 10 years to do anything about it. If you are not struggling to hear all the time perhaps an assistive listening device (ALD) for a specific situations might help you. Some examples of ALD’s are Amplified Telephones, TV Listening Systems, Personal Listening Systems, Wireless Voice Amplifiers, Tour Guide Systems, Infrared System, Vibrating Alarm Clocks, Vibrating Watches, Smoke Alarm packages. An ALD can be very beneficial for people with hearing aids as well to help in situations where a hearing aid is not enough. Some examples are FM systems, TV listening system, Telephone adapters and more. Festive Season Closure Call now for your FREE The Office will be closed from information package on ALD’S. 22nd of December until the 4th of January 2012 inclusive.
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