Hearing Services in Canberra
Dr. Vass hearing clinic offers the best in professional, independent advice, we believe in a ‘patient – centred’ approach and all of our audiologists are university trained. We are proud to be a local Canberra independent clinic, having served the Canberra community for over 25 years’. Dr Vass is a leading specialist in the field of hearing and a trusted member of his profession. Being an independent specialist means that the patient and their needs come first.
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The advice is contrary to current research. The brain will “hard wire” to the hearing loss. When you finally do get hearing aids there is an acclimatisation which will need to occur to rewire the brain to the sounds from the hearing aid. Waiting years to get a hearing aid will also mean that the brain has less plasticity which affects your ability to adapt to the new sounds.
My friends have hearing aids that they don’t wear. Why?
Some people are not ready for hearing aids and are sold a hearing aid too soon. Getting the right advice about hearing and hearing aids might have saved them the expense of buying the wrong hearing aid. Also, people are often “sold” on the benefits of a hearing aid without being told of the limitations. This sets up unrealistic expectations.
Does it really matter where I go for hearing services?
There is no licensing in Australia for people who sell hearing aids or do hearing tests. Therefore, there is a wide range of skills and qualifications among people who provide services. Some large multinational companies sell hearing aids to the public via retail chains. These companies will likely sell you one brand of hearing aid which may exclude you from other hearing aids that could be more beneficial to you.
Are hearing aids expensive?
Hearing aids vary in price. The lower priced hearing aids are good but may not function as well as a more expensive hearing aid with background noise. We can discuss price vs. performance. If you need a hearing aid, then you will be given a choice of hearing aids and advice as to why a particular hearing aid is best for you.
The Dr Vass Hearing Clinic is locally and independently owned, providing you with unbiased advice. Dr Vass interviewed on the 7.30 Report click for transcript