Frequently Asked Questions

How can I improve my hearing when I am out for dinner with friends?
Why is it so difficult to hear in a group?

Group conversations are typically fast. By the time you have identified who is talking you may have missed the initial visual (speechreading) cues and acoustic (sound) cues. As a result you may not realise that the topic has changed. Your brain is constantly working hard to try and fill in the gaps. This can be very difficult to do effectively if you are unaware of the topic change. The noise level of these situations will be an additional factor adding to the difficulty you experience.

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  • Audiological Assessment
  • Hearing Loss Rehabilitation session
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How can I encourage others to speak more clearly?
How can I hear when people mumble so much?
Why do I find it easier to hear in some settings yet have so much difficulty in other places?
Why do I have so much difficulty understanding someone with an accent?
Why does my partner seem to have 'selective' listening?