Hearing loss is usually permanent, but you can protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise. Know the symptoms and when to get tested.
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.
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'.
Grommets are tiny tubes inserted into the eardrum after repeated ear infections or ‘glue ear’. Learn more here about how to care for a child with grommets.
An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumour that grows in the eighth auditory or vestibulocochlear nerve. Learn how it affects hearing and other functions.
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 common conditions, their signs and symptoms, and how to prevent them to stay healthy.
Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear and is a common cause of deafness. Find out about the 2 ways to treat otosclerosis.
Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear. Find out how it may come about, its symptoms and the treatment options.
Have you felt light-headed, unsteady or weak recently? Read on for causes and symptoms of dizziness.