Your Hearing Specialists
If you are experiencing hearing loss, it is important to get advice from a specialist you can trust. A good audiologist will offer you advice, assess your hearing, recommend a hearing aid, and adjust it to your personal requirements. This page offers valuable information on hearing issues, what you can expect on a first visit, what kind of help is available, and how the professionals are trained.
Prevention and treatment
If you suddenly hear whistling, whooshing, or buzzing in your ear, the first step is to stay calm. While tinnitus is unpleasant, it’s not a symptom of a serious illness. The good news is that tinnitus that suddenly occurs usually disappears on its own quite quickly. But what should you do if the whistling or whooshing noises in your ear just won’t go away? The most important thing is to obtain a precise diagnosis of the causes of the sound in the ear. There are various treatment options, depending on the situation.
Which hearing aid should I choose?
Just as every individual is different, no two types of hearing loss are the same. This is why there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to hearing aids. Fortunately, with the assistance of an audiologist, you will be able to find a hearing aid that perfectly fits your needs and your particular type of hearing loss. Below, we explain the journey toward purchasing a hearing aid, and what you should bear in mind.
The right hearing aid
Every case of hearing loss is as unique as a fingerprint, and every hearing aid wearer has individual needs. This is why there is such a wide selection of hearing aids available, rather than a one size fits all approach. Your audiologist will carefully analyze which models are suitable for your hearing loss, and which are most appropriate for your needs. Find out here what is involved:
If you want to measure the state of your hearing and see if you have hearing loss, you should have your hearing tested by an audiologist. You'll then have a diagram, known as an audiogram, is created from the results. This is used to assess a person’s hearing ability. What does an audiogram look like? How is it created? How do you read it? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions as well as more information below.
Hearing aid maintenance and cleaning
Your hearing aid is with you all day long, helping you to play an active role in conversations and social relationships once more. For unlimited hearing enjoyment, the regular care and maintenance of your hearing aid is essential. The following tips will help you to prolong the life of your hearing aid.
As part of Triton Hearing’s commitment to provide better hearing, in April 2017 we introduced a world-first with TeleAudiology – an innovation that connects audiologists with clients around New Zealand using a high-definition teleconferencing system.
Wearing a hearing aid
A modern, appropriately adapted hearing aid can give you back your quality of life. But your restored hearing may prove tiring at first. Don’t be discouraged! It will take time to get used to your hearing aid. Please don’t hesitate to ask your audiologist for help if you find you are struggling. Find out here everything you need to know about getting used to your hearing aid and how to look after it.
ACC fully funded hearing aids
If your hearing loss is attributed to an accident, medical treatment, or is a result of workplace noise exposure, you may be eligible for fully funded hearing aids through the ACC claims process.