Frequently asked questions

How do I know which hearing device is best for me?

When discussing your hearing loss treatment with us we will talk you through the options available to you. The best instrument for you will depend on your type of hearing loss, degree of loss, lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.

How much do hearing aids cost?

Hearing instruments vary in price according to the features, style and technology level. You may be eligible for government funding to assist with these costs. Private health funds may provide a rebate to the cost of hearing aids. Contact your health fund to find out your entitlements.

How many years will my hearings aids last?

The average hearing device should last between 5-6 years. Maintaining your instruments will help it last even longer.

Will I need two hearings aids?

Two devices, is better than one; however if you only have hearing loss in one ear, one instrument may be enough. Through our evaluations of our hearing we will be able to make recommendations either way.

Will hearing aids cure my hearing loss?

You will enjoy many benefits and outcomes of the treatment of your hearing loss. However, your hearing device is not able to restore, or “cure” your hearing. Rather they provide you with improved communication, allow you to hear soft sounds, prevent loud sounds from becoming uncomfortably loud, improve your listening abilities and substantially improve your quality of life which, in turn, slows cognitive deterioration.

How long does it take to get used to hearing aids?

As with all health care, this will vary from person to person. It does take time to adjust to hearing sounds louder than usual, however with an acclimatisation program, proper maintenance and ensuring you attend follow up appointments and adjustments, listening will become an enjoyable experience again.

If you have further questions, or you wish to make an appointment for comprehensive diagnostic hearing test, please contact our friendly local staff directly on (07) 4952 4649 or email us at listening@mackayhearing.com.au.

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