Hearing Awareness Week 1 - 7 March The first week of March is Hearing Awareness Week with World Hearing Day on March 3rd. This year’s theme is “To hear for life, listen with care”, focussing on the importance of safe listening as a way to maintain good hearing throughout your life. Many common causes of hearing loss can be prevented, including hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds. According to the WHO (World Health Organisation) World Report on Hearing , over 1 billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss from listening to music at loud volumes over prolonged periods of time.
Earwax plays a vital role in the healthy functioning of your ear canals. But too much can cause hearing difficulties, pain and discomfort, and too little means that little bits and pieces of debris aren’t swept out of your ear regularly. Earwax blockage can cause some loss of hearing and pain. In this blog post, we have a look at what earwax is, why you need it, and how you can help earwax do its job with just a little bit of management.
Connor Brady is a 25-year-old carpenter from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Connor was born with a hearing loss and fitted with hearing aids at an early age. As a child, Connor made it a habit of removing his hearing aids on the way to school. After realising that he had missed out on many sounds and important information during his school years, Connor visited a clinic at 18 and was fitted with new hearing aids which he committed to wearing.
Phonics tests have long been used in schools as a tool to help measure how students are progressing in their reading. In 2021, New South Wales is following in the footsteps of South Australia and the United Kingdom by making these tests compulsory for all year one students. Given this decision, we thought we’d take a closer look at phonics tests, and how they, combined with a hearing test can measure progression and development in young students.