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We fitted Mackenzie with a discrete in-the-ear hearing aid. Here is what Mackenzie had to say:
“At the age of five my family and l discovered I had a hearing loss in my right ear. As an infant I had had many ear infections, and then had my adenoids removed. Soon after my teachers were concerned about my spelling and when I assumed that my iPods right ear bud didn't work, my parents knew something was wrong. Since then I've had three hearing aids.
My first one had a mould which was bright purple and pink. At the time I thought it looked cool, but my peers had different opinions. Eventually I wasn't pleased with them as they stood out and made me look different. My second hearing aid was much smaller, as it had no mould in my ear and all that could be seen was a small clear tube because the rest of it was so small behind my ear. I thought it was awesome at first. I wore it at school for two years, mainly because the primary teachers said I had to.
With high school coming up next year I was concerned people would still notice the tube and the hearing aid because I wear ponytails a lot. I was then given a free trial from Acute Hearing where my mom works. It was an in-the-ear hearing aid. I've worn it for a term so far and I love it. No one can see it, it sounds just like my other ear, and it fits comfortably. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to trial these hearing aids and really happy that mom said I can keep it. I doubt anyone will even notice it when I go to High School.”
Because they did not know that they exist and are an option for them.
Many adolescents are conscious of their hearing aids.
Transitioning to Year 7 and University is difficult enough without feeling different wearing behind the ear hearing aids.
Sometimes the level of support provided as the child gets older in the school environment reduces and the use of the in-the-ear hearing aid can help overcome this.
Often families do not even know that there are nine manufacturers of hearing aids and that the adolescent has a range of options (size, design, level of performance etc) available to them
You must be in your last year of primary school (about to start high school) or older to participate in the free trial of hearing aids.*
You will receive an initial free 1 hour consultation to determine whether you meet the criteria to trial a discrete hearing aid (ear anatomy, type of hearing loss etc).
If an in-the-ear hearing aid is suitable for the patient an obligation free 2 week take home trial is offered.
The hearing aids are not covered by the Government or Australian Hearing and are purchased by the family (they are not free). We offer 3 or 12 month payment plans. Some health funds provide an extra’s rebate but this varies depending upon the health fund and the level of cover.
*Terms and conditions apply
Just mention you found us online! Our patients value the clinical expertise of our audiologists – All our audiologists have studied a Masters degree, completed an internship and are members of Audiology Australia. Our audiologists live and breathe ear health, hearing and tinnitus 5 to 6 days a week and having been doing so for years. *Terms and Conditions Apply.