Aging well

Aging well

Better Hearing WA has long recommended The Four Pillars for healthy aging*.  One of these Pillars is keeping our brains active.   We strongly recommend daily puzzles and games.   It's been confirmed by Dr Anne Corbett of the University of Exeter Medical School who...

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...

Suggested way to approach a difficult call…

Hard of hearing? AND... have a tricky phone call you need to make? Better Hearing recommends that you identify yourself as hard of hearing at the very beginning of the conversation.  Then let the person on the other end of the phone know that you are going to ask them...

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 Australian...

Do Auslan signers dream in Auslan or speech?

A snippet from Barbara.Have you ever wondered whether people who use Auslan for communication, also expect to dream in Auslan? I asked my Deaf friend whether everybody signed in her dreams. What do you think her answer was? Apparently her Deaf friends all sign and her...

Special Projects 2021

Special Projects 2021

The Board of BHA.wa has begun to assemble some possible projects which we consider of potential long term benefit for our members — see if you agree!Please send us your suggestions at info@betterhearingwa.org, to comment on these or to add more… 1. Audio loops in...