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New lease on life

Hearing Awareness Week highlights the importance of people of all ages taking control of their hearing health – something Tina, age 80, can well attest to.



As one of the growing number of Australians living with hearing loss, Tina felt unsure about the options available that would best suit her active lifestyle, and enable her to continue hearing the sounds of the hobbies she loves – dancing, bushwalking and looking after her two rescue dogs.

“I had been to an appointment with another hearing provider, and even after numerous follow-up phone calls, I was still left confused as to which hearing device I should purchase, the significant variations in cost and how to progress,” said Tina.

“My daughter-in-law mentioned Hear and Say had started an adult assessment program, and that it would be good to explore this option to make a more informed decision around my personal needs.

“From my first appointment I was put at ease, and felt extremely comfortable knowing the advice was independent of any particular manufacturer and tailored to my needs. I was also pleased that in supporting this program I was also supporting Hear and Say in their broader mission.”

Now a few months down the track since her fitting, Tina said she was relishing the new lease on life her hearing aids had provided.

“I am enjoying the benefits of my hearing aids across daily life, particularly listening to music via Bluetooth and that I am no longer missing calls on my mobile,” said Tina.

Do you want to take control of your hearing health? Hearing loss can happen at any age, at any time, and can often happen so slowly it goes unnoticed. Make sure you don’t become disconnected from the people you love – own your future. Visit to find out more about our new Adult Hearing program.


Maia’s Story

At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born. 

The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.

Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.

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