There are essentially six different types of hearing aids available, so how do you know which one to choose?
The first hearing aid was created in the 17th century, a lot has changed since then.
Hearing loss is a condition affecting over three million Australians or one in every six people.
Hearing is one of our seven senses. It’s the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear.
There are three main types of hearing loss which are related to the specific part of the hearing system where the damage has occurred.
Hearing occurs when sound waves reach the structures inside your ear, where the sound wave vibrations are converted into nerve signals that your brain recognises as sound.