Coming to terms with a hearing problem is very strange, as most people do not recognize it to be a serious issue. It may start of as something small, but it could degenerate into total deafness, and because the symptoms of hearing loss comes in gradually, it may sometimes be too late to do anything about it.
It has been recommended by the Australian Government that its senior citizens, war veterans or anyone with hearing issues to get their hearing checked out at any of the mandated hearing centres all over the country. Based on the condition and severity of the hearing problem, the audiologist will recommend which type of hearing aid is the most suitable one. The government tries to ensure that senior citizens, pensioners, and war veterans can access these services free of charge and get affordable hearing aids.
There are many kinds of hearing aids available in the market; they are rated for ease of use, being dust and waterproof, extra power, and out-of-sight. They also provide digital affordable hearing aids for those who cannot afford the state-of-the art hearing units. The basic hearing aid units start from around AU$ 650 while the expensive ones can cost up to or more than AU$ 3500. The citizens who can afford the best can opt for the expensive units, while others can select the more reasonable units from one of the government’s accredited service providers.
Some of the digital affordable hearing aids are small behind-the-ear units using the latest in digital technologies; however, they are still affordable by citizens who are on a tight budget. They are available in a whole range of colours; they also come with additional features like background noise suppression, natural sound balance, frequency compression, and wind noise suppression, while being dust and water resistant.