hearing loss in children

Earwax and its removal - leave it to the expert...nature!

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.

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Connor's Story: "I didn't really understand why I needed hearing aids and didn't know how to explain them to my peers."

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.

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Phonics Tests vs Hearing Tests

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.

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Kids in School: Have You Done this Check to Help them Succeed?

We regularly check our children’s teeth and eyes, so why are parents neglecting an equally important annual check? Key points in this article Children are great at disguising this condition, so it’s important to check for issues annually It can impact a child’s mental health, their ability to socialise and academic development Test your child using the free app Sound Scouts supported by the Australian Department of Health

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Sound Scouts is now FREE for Australian school children thanks to Hearing Australia and funding from the Australian Government. Support available on 1300 424 122