Live Healthier, Happier and Longer!
Over the last decade a number of studies have looked at the benefits of wearing a hearing aid. These studies have produced a number of interesting findings, in particular that hearing aid users live healthier, happier and longer lives than those who do not.
It is not difficult to make the connection intuitively. We understand that a positive outlook and active engagement in life are important for our overall well being. A hearing impairment reduces our ability to communicate and as a consequence, over time, afflicted individuals may disengage from situations that place higher demands on their residual hearing. A typical situation is withdrawal from social gatherings where there are significant levels of background noise present.
Surprisingly, hearing concerns sometimes take a longer time to get people to a doctor in comparison to other medical issues. As hearing loss occurs gradually, it is treated as less of a priority. This is alarming as hearing is one of the bodies most important senses and responsible for a number of our daily activities.
It is therefore important that we keep a regular check on our hearing and a good understanding of how it relates to our quality of life. National Hearing Care can provide a regular check-up service for its clients who are interested to monitor their personal situation. For those who require a hearing device, National Hearing Care provides a full satisfaction guarantee upon any hearing devices that may be prescribed.
Click here or free call 1800 062 880 to book your free hearing check.
Discount to Seniors Card holders
Did you know all Seniors Card holders are eligible to receive a special offer from National Hearing Care?
Why not benefit from the Seniors Card program and take up this offer?
Call 1800 062 880 if you would like further information or would like to take up this offer.
How to conserve your hearing
It is important to recognise that if you lose your hearing it won’t come back.
A hearing loss does not protect your ears from the damaging effects of excessive noise. Intense sounds will still do damage even if you have a pre existing loss. It is therefore important that you protect your hearing as much as a person with normal hearing.
You should always protect your hearing when surrounded by excessive noise. In particular lawn mowers, power tools, road works, warning sirens and loud music can all be quite harmful to your ears. Intense short sharp sounds are the most damaging types of noise.
If you find your ears are ringing after engagement in a noisy activity this is a sign you may have caused some sort of temporary damage. Make sure you protect your ears when doing this activity and similar activities in the future.
3 Hearing Conservation Strategies
Minimise the Risk by Taking Reasonable Care
If the cause of the hearing impairment is known and treatments exist, then there is a good prospect that further deterioration can be minimised.
Industrial and Recreational Noise Exposure
In particular, ceasing excessive noise exposure will prevent further deterioration from that source. This can be achieved by managing recreational noise exposure or wearing hearing protection as indicated at work.
It’s Your Hearing and Your Loss. Be Proactive in Self Protection
Patrons of noisy venues can limit their exposure and/ or make their concerns known to management of the venue. No one wishes to be a killjoy at social functions but any reasonable person can judge when the loudness well exceeds what is necessary to have a good time.
Click here or free call 1800 062 880 to book your free hearing check.
National Hearing Care supports project 'Happy Hearts'
‘Project Happy Hearts’ is a program which helps fund and support the recreational activities for rural orphanages in Fiji. At the end of 2009 National Hearing Care, for the second year running, contributed to the Project Happy Hearts program. A National Hearing Care Customer Relations Officer organised a special festive day at the NHC premises. On this festive day the staff member sold delicious wholesome meals with all proceeds going directly to the Happy Hearts program. Many gifts such as toys, books and coloured pencils were also donated to Happy Hearts on the day and were later distributed amongst the children of the orphanage. With some of the funds raised the children were treated to a meal at a restaurant, something many of them had never experienced before. National Hearing Care is proud of its commitment to Project Happy Hearts.
Five relaxing holiday destinations
Nestled on the coast of Far North Queensland, Cairns is tucked away between the amazing Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea and Atherton Tableland to the west. Cairns has unique attractions and incomparable tours which need to be seen to be believed. With the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef right on its doorstep, a lively economy and a passionate local population, it's no surprise Cairns is Australia's favourite tropical holiday destination.
Mount Beauty, VIC
Situated in the high country of North East Victoria, Mount Beauty is a really special place. With scenic alpine landscapes, outdoor activities, gourmet food and wine, and a fascinating heritage Mount Beauty has it all. Some of the state's best snowfields, Mount Buller, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek thrive during the winter, while horse riding and hiking are popular when the weather is warmer. Situated at the foot of Mount Bogong, Victoria's highest mountain, Mount Beauty lives up to its name and meets all expectations. Come and see mount Beauty!
Port Macquarie, NSW
Located on the New South Wales Holiday Coast at the mouth of the Hastings River, Port Macquarie boasts some of the most pristine waterways and magnificent beaches in Australia. With an abundance of things to do, beautiful nature reserves, and interesting history, Port Macquarie is a coastal resort town that has something for everyone. From weekly markets to numerous beautiful beaches there is plenty to see and do in Port Macquarie.
In the remote Kimberley region of north-west Australia, Broome is a special place. A camel ride along the white sands of Cable Beach is a tradition and an exotic experience right here in Australia. The Aboriginal, Asian, Middle-Eastern and Western influences have left a unique cultural legacy that offers something different for every holiday-maker. Just down the coast, Exmouth also offers a variety of exciting couples-type activities, like fossicking in craft markets, whale watching and exploring the reefs and bays amidst quiet surrounds. Broome, Western Australia. What a place!
McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
Famous for its magnificent coastline, secluded beaches, adventurous tours and uninhabited wildlife McLaren has everything you could ever possibly need in a getaway. McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula is alive with festivals, events, culture, great wines, surfing, fishing, diving, conservations parks and walking trails. The list goes on and on as there is never a dull moment in McLaren Vale. This uncovered little place is simply beautiful.
Autumn comfort food - Warm Chicken Salad
• 1/3 cup honey
• 3 Tablespoon rice vinegar
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon oil
• 1 egg
• 3/4 cup milk
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
• 1/2 cup bread crumbs
• 2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 3 boneless /skinless chicken breast halves
• 2 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
• 6 cups chopped iceberg or romaine lettuce
• 1 cup red cabbage (optional)
• 3/4 cup carrot, julienned or shredded
• 1 green onion chopped
• 1/2 cup sliced almonds (for frying)
• 1 cup chow mein rice noodles
- Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep pan over medium heat. You want the temperature of the oil to be about 350°. Blend together all ingredients of the dressing in a small bowl with (preferably with an electric mixer). Once dressing has been mixed put dressing in refrigerator to chill while you prepare the salad.
- In a shallow bowl beat the egg, add milk and mix well. In another bowl, combine flour with corn flake crumbs and break crumbs, salt and pepper. Cut each chicken breast into 4 or 5 long strips. Dip each strip of chicken first into egg mixture then into the flour mixture, covering each piece chicken strip completely in the mixture. Fry each chicken finger for approximately 5 minutes or until coating has darkened to a nice golden colour. Drain on a paper towel to reduce any excess oil. If you discover the chicken is underdone even after frying. Place chicken back into the oven at 350 ° until they are completely cooked.
- Chop romaine lettuce, red cabbage and carrots. Then mix all three chopped items together in a salad bowl. This will be the bowl that the entire meal will be served in. Slice green onion and sprinkle on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle finely sliced almonds over the salad. You can caramelise the almonds with in a hot pan with 2 tbs. sugar. This is recommended as it then provides a very crunchy texture. Mix the chow mein noodles through the salad.
- Cut the chicken into small bite-size pieces and place the chicken, forming a plateau in the middle. Either pour salad dressing over chicken and salad or serve on the side.
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See how many words you can make from the 9 letters shown in the grid,
Rules of the game
In making each word: a letter must only be used once.
Words must contain at least four letters.
All words must contain the letter S.
No names or plurals.
There is one nine letter word. See if you can solve it.
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