Hearing tests can detect and measure the severity of hearing loss. Find out who needs a hearing test, types of hearing tests and how much they cost.
You can suffer from permanent or temporary hearing loss. Learn more about the signs of hearing loss, hearing loss, why you may be suffering from hearing loss, hearing tests and prevention.
Health checks for babies
Shortly before or after your baby is born, you'll be given a Child Health Record booklet. In Australia, this usually has a blue cover and is often called 'the blue book'.
An acoustic neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour grows in the eighth auditory or vestibulocochlear nerve. It can affect hearing and balance.
Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear. Here’s how it may come about, symptoms to look out for and treatment options.
A hearing aid is a small electronic device to help people hear better. Learn more about the different types of hearing aids and where and how to get hearing aids.
Manage your health in your 60s
If you are in your 60s, you should be aware of these common conditions, as well as how you can watch out for them and try to prevent them to stay healthy.
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. While there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed.
Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear. It's the most common cause of deafness in adults, but it can be treated with a hearing aid or with surgery.
Otitis media (middle ear infection)
Otitis media (middle ear infection) is very common in children and often disappears by itself. However, it sometimes needs treatment and can also affect adults.