Sudden Deafness

Sudden Deafness

Sudden Deafness can be amazingly frustrating… What is sudden deafness? Sudden sensorineural (“inner ear”) hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden deafness, is an unexplained, rapid loss of hearing either all at once or over a few days. SSHL happens because there...
Sign Language Key to Accessibility and more

Sign Language Key to Accessibility and more

Today (well maybe not, but it was the day we wrote this post!) is a special day for those of us who support signing — it is the International Day of Sign Languages! 21 September each year. So not a bad time to point out that the languages of signing are the key to...

The importance of being ‘heard’

Sarah, a member of Better Hearing Australia (WA) for a few years now, had a salutary experience that reminded her that our focus on Hearing and Hearing Loss was only part of the journey. It also includes the skill of Listening. She sent us this story as it was such a...
Are hearables taking over?

Are hearables taking over?

The picture shows Sarah and Barbara at the cafe recently, showing off their new ear pods, often dubbed ‘hearables’. A recent addition to the market for those of us who are Hard-of-Hearing are special ear pods called ‘Hearables’. These ones are from an...