How We Can Help
Freedom Hearing helps everyday Australians rediscover the sounds of life with several core hearing services.
About Our Hearing Services
At Freedom Hearing, our goal is to transform the lives of hearing-impaired people. We want to help you rediscover the sounds of life by providing access to personalised care, with local audiologists, with the latest hearing technology.
We’ve worked with people across Australia for over 20 years and maintain over 45 clinics dedicated to helping everyday Australians with their hearing health.
Typical hearing testing lasts for around 15 minutes and only covers the basics. At Freedom Hearing, we know that hearing issues are often too complex for a 15-minute check. That’s why we’ve created hearing testing that goes the extra mile for everyday Australians.
Our tests last for 60 minutes and are conducted with an expert audiologist to ensure you know everything you need to know about your hearing.
As an accredited provider under the Australian government’s Hearing Services Program (HSP), we provide eligible people with access to a range of hearing services.
These include comprehensive hearing assessments, ongoing support from expert audiologists, and annual maintenance programs to help you track your hearing health.
Many people work in noisy environments that negatively impact their hearing. Examples include factories, roadworks, and the mining industry. Prolonged exposure to loud working environments can lead to a type of hearing loss many call “industrial deafness”.
Freedom Hearing has helped thousands of everyday Australians access the treatment they need when faced with industrial deafness.
Hearing loss can occur due to a range of issues. A check-up from a few years ago doesn’t tell you what you need to know about your hearing today. It’s only with regular checks that you can keep track of your hearing health.
Freedom Hearing operates annual check-ups designed to keep you in the loop. Regular checks ensure you get ahead of any hearing loss issues before they become major problems. They also give you access to the care and treatment you need as quickly as possible.
You may not be eligible to receive hearing aids or treatment via the HSP or through your state's WorkCover scheme. In these cases, you’re a private hearing care client.
At Freedom Hearing, we help private clients access hearing care any way we can. For example, you may be part of a private health fund that includes audiology under its extras cover. Our knowledgeable team helps you access that cover. We also operate interest-free payment plans so those who don’t have audiology coverage can still access treatment without creating financial issues.
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How We Can Help FAQs
There are several types of hearing aids available, each with its unique features and benefits. Some common types of hearing aids include:
- Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids: These are the most common type of hearing aids. They sit behind the ear and use a small tube to deliver sound into the ear canal. They are suitable for people of all ages and hearing loss levels.
- In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids: These hearing aids are custom-moulded to fit into the outer ear. They are suitable for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
- In-the-canal (ITC) and completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids: These hearing aids are custom-moulded to fit partially or completely into the ear canal. They are suitable for people with mild to moderate hearing loss and are less visible than the other types.
- Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids: These hearing aids are similar to BTE hearing aids but the speaker (receiver) is located in the ear canal. They are suitable for people with mild to severe hearing loss.
- Cochlear implants: These are electronic devices that are surgically implanted in the inner ear and can help people with severe or profound hearing loss to hear.
- Smart hearing aids: These hearing aids connect to smartphones and other devices, allowing the user to stream audio directly to their hearing aids, control them with an app and adjust settings to specific environments.
It’s important to note that not all types of hearing aids may be suitable for everyone and it’s important to have a hearing test and consultation with an audiologist to determine which hearing aid is best for you. An audiologist can also help you to adjust and fine-tune your hearing aid to your specific needs.
A hearing aid can improve your hearing, but it will not restore it to normal. A hearing aid amplifies sound and can make it easier for you to hear, but it cannot repair damage to the inner ear or other parts of the auditory system. If you have hearing loss, it is important to have your hearing evaluated by an audiologist to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
Many people who use hearing aids find them to be a useful tool for improving their hearing and overall quality of life.
However, it’s important to understand that a hearing aid is not a cure for hearing loss and you will not become dependent on it in the same way that one might become dependent on medication.
It is an assistive device that can help you hear better, but it does not cure the underlying cause of hearing loss.
If you find that a hearing aid is not beneficial for you or you are experiencing difficulty adjusting to it, it is important to discuss this with your audiologist. They can help you explore other options or make adjustments to your current device to better suit your needs.
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