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This is music to your earsAdvertising Feature

THE RIGHT NOTE: As a musician, hearing is a big deal for Rachel, and audiologist and fellow musician Kristen made her feel safe and secure. Photo: Supplied

At Hearing Australia, we make hearing easy for everyone and that's a promise.

For Rachel, a music teacher, it was the way her audiologist Kristen was in tune with her life from the very beginning that made her hearing easy.

"Kristen's bright and cheery personality took the stress out of the situation. She was so clear, calm and enthusiastic to search for a solution for me," Rachel said of her initial hearing assessment and fitting.

She added that Hearing Australia makes her "feel safe and secure".

For Kristen, audiologist and fellow musician, that's music to her ears.

"As a musician, your hearing is a big deal and so for Rachel to entrust me with her care makes me feel very privileged," she said.

Whoever you are and whatever your hearing needs, our specialist team take the guesswork out of finding the right hearing solution for you, with an extensive range of hearing devices to suit any budget.

And because we know choosing a hearing aid is a personal decision and not something you can do on the spot; we're offering you the opportunity to 'try before you buy' on any of our hearing devices for 14 days.*

This means you can take your device home and test drive it in your everyday life to see how it performs, whether that be going shopping, watching television, or catching up with your loved ones.

Whoever you are and whatever your hearing needs, our specialist team take the guesswork out of finding the right hearing solution for you, with an extensive range of hearing devices to suit any budget.

How it works*

It begins with a full hearing assessment (this may incur a cost depending on your Hearing Services Program eligibility) with one of our clinicians followed with a discussion about the devices available and benefits of technology in your everyday life.

From there we'll make a device recommendation based on your individual needs and test results, which you can trial for free for 14 days with no obligation to buy.

If you decide the hearing aids are right for you, not only do we have flexible ways to pay, but we also offer a 55-day money back guarantee.

For more information, call 134 432 or visit hearing.com.au.

*Conditions apply under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.

Client statements are their own, Rachel received a thank you gift for her time.

Listening to the expertsAdvertising Feature

WISE WORDS: The message for World Hearing Day 2022 is clear: "To hear for life, listen with care". Photo: Shutterstock

Today is World Hearing Day, with the theme for this year's event "To hear for life, listen with care".

Local audiology team Tim Rayner Audiology is involved in World Hearing Day, which is organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The program advocates and educates people on the issues regarding hearing loss in healthcare.

There is no doubt the world we live in has become busier and noisier. We have exposure to noise in industry, in our workplace, on our farms, with recreational activities such as shooting and speedway, and life in general.

The goal should be to look after the hearing we have rather than fitting of hearing aids when we lose it.

Laws came into place in Victoria in 1979 that implemented hearing protection in workplaces. Initially it was not successful, but nowadays, four decades later, most workplaces have significant hearing protection policies in place.

Audiologists are very well-placed to continue the advocacy for hearing health care and set standards for professional care of clients.

It is important to realise that not all hearing protection is the same. Australian standards have been set to rate hearing protection for different purposes. Workplaces with significant noise requires a Class 5 hearing protector and general every day home workshops, and garden maintenance would require a Class 4 hearing protector (muffs or plugs).

Audiologists are very well-placed to continue the advocacy for hearing health care and set standards for professional care of clients. Recently Tim Rayner was involved with the establishment of Audiology Australia's National Competency Standards for Audiologists.

Audiology Australia's three- year project has become the standard for Audiologists not only in Australia, but worldwide as leading example of excellence by the Ida Institute in Denmark. World Hearing Day also focuses on access to services for all people, across all locations, not only in Australia hroughout the world. The team at Tim Rayner Audiology are a Victorian Cochlear Implant Program Partner in 2022. This will allow cochlear implant recipients to access required services across Western Victoria, rather than travelling to Melbourne.

This new and exciting program continues to demonstrate Tim Rayner Audiology's commitment to Western Victoria.