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Hearing health in spotlight

Courtesy of The Midweek Experts from across Queensland will present at a free Mackay seniors’ hearing health session at Souths Leagues Club from 9am Tuesday, August 29. Mackay Hearing Director and Principal Audiologist Jodie Miles is first on the bill with a presentation on getting the best from hearing aids. “Understandably, it’s pretty frustrating to […]

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Mackay Older Women’s Network meeting – gallery

After a successful visit in 2016, Principal Audiologist Jodie Miles was delighted to again participate in the Mackay Older Women’s Network (OWN) branch meeting on the 18 July 2017. Jodie shared information on links between hearing loss and other medical conditions and fielded a variety of questions from an attentive group. Mackay Hearing is very appreciative to be welcomed to Mackay OWN branch […]

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Men’s shed information session – gallery

Our Principal Audiologist Jodie Miles had a great morning at the Iona West Men’s Shed on 14 June, and we hope the fellas got something out of it too! Jodie had a busy morning sharing information, answering questions and undertaking hearing screens. We are extremely grateful for being welcomed to the Men’s Shed and we would […]

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Let’s hear it for the blokes

Courtesy of The Midweek How many men does it take to do a hearing check? A whole shed-full! As part of Men’s Health Week, Mackay Hearing will be conducting free hearing health checks at the Mackay’s Iona West Men’s Shed on 14 June. Mackay Hearing Director and Principal Audiologist Jodie Miles said that hearing loss […]

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Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo – gallery

Some unseasonal inclement weather meant the 2017 Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo got off to a soggy start on Friday 19 May. However, the wind and rain gave way to some stunning Autumn sunshine and crowds flocked to the showgrounds over the weekend. The Mackay Hearing stall was kept busy the entire weekend with scores of people of all […]

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Handy hints for hearing service consumers

In light of the recently released ACCC report on sales practices in the hearing industry, and Mackay Hearing’s response, Mackay Hearing’s Principal Audiologist and Director Jodie Miles thought it would be useful to share some handy hints for consumers requiring services from hearing clinics. “I empathise with consumers who are bombarded with slick advertising and a wide range of levels […]

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Hearing industry told to listen up

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) put the Australian hearing aid sector on notice last week in relation to unscrupulous sales practices. The ACCC’s investigations found key issues regarding hearing aid sales in some hearing clinics, particularly those run by “major operators”, including: sales driven by incentives (such as commissions) rather than consumer needs […]

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Happy World Hearing Day!

Today the World Health Organisation (WHO) once again raises awareness of hearing health all around the globe, with the annual World Hearing Day. This year’s theme for the initiative is “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” – aiming to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. According to the WHO, “Unaddressed […]