At EarDeals, we offer FREE hearing tests with our Audiologist in Brisbane. The hearing test we offer in our Brisbane hearing clinic with our Brisbane audiologist is a full comprehensive hearing test. The hearing test covers all areas of the hearing system (outer, middle and inner ear).
The aim of our FREE hearing test:
1. Determine if a hearing loss is present.
2. Determine the level of hearing loss.
3. Determine the type of hearing loss and the issue type.
Should our free hearing test result in the need for greater evaluation, our Brisbane Audiologist will provide you with a referral to your health care professional for additional evaluation, which may involve alternative tests and diagnostic services. At Ear Deals, we do not jeopardise a clinical outcome for a hearing aid fitting and take every clients health just as serious as the quality of our hearing aid fittings.
The final stage (should no underlying pathology be found) is to determine the best solution to tackle the hearing loss. Should a hearing aid be appropriate our qualified Brisbane Audiologist will discuss the options of hearing aids with you.
Selecting The Right Hearing Aid
At Ear Deals, our Brisbane Audiologist will help you determine the right hearing aid for your needs based on three simple pillars, aimed at providing you with the best opportunity for finding success with a hearing aid. These three pillars are 100% focused on your needs: Hearing loss, lifestyle and budget.
If it was not for hearing loss, there would be no need for a hearing aid. When selecting a hearing aid based on hearing loss, there are a few considerations to be made. The type of loss, if the loss is more significant in one ear over another or simply the size of the loss and the level of amplification needed from the hearing aid once fitted. Our Brisbane audiologist will discuss your results following your appointment in a clear and factual way. During this discussion with our audiologist, you will learn more about the type of hearing loss you have, how you are impacted during communication and the areas which will improve following a hearing aid trial fitting.
Lifestyle determines the level of expectation and demands you will have on your hearing devices during the course of your life. People who live busy, complex lifestyles that demand the use of a hearing aid in noisy situations will have a very different outcome from those who live quiet limited social lives.
Lifestyle may be matched against a hearing aids features in two key areas. These areas are the hearing aids technology levels or software and features such as rechargeability or Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls. Our Brisbane audiologist will discuss Lifestyle with you as part of your appointment to determine what hearing aids might be right for you to consider.
Hearing Aid Technology
All hearing aids come in range with different features. Within these ranges is a number of technological levels. These technology levels are the processing capabilities of the hearing aid – think of technology levels like software.
Every major hearing aid manufacture globally has these levels within their hearing aids to choose from. The hearing aid technology levels are designed from an essential level to a premium level. It’s important to note the differences between levels when you make the final decision on the device and technology level you desire, as the jump between levels can differ both in price and the number of features on offer. The increase between the levels can be higher or smaller. This could be seen as a way that the manufacture entices you to choose a higher-end device based on the jump being larger for less cost.
An example of the latest technology levels from a brand called Phonak, and its latest range of receiver-in-the canal (RIC) hearing aids called the Audeo Marvel is below.
- M30 – Essential (Least Expensive / Less Features)
- M50 – Standard
- M70 – Advanced
- M90 – Premium (Most Expensive / More Features)
The higher you choose in the technology levels the greater the benefits are for the hearing aid wearer in places with noise and typically hard to hear environments.
The range that Phonak has released under the banner of the Audeo Marvel is below with a brief explanation of their key differences. Each of these devices is available in any of the technology levels listed above from the M30 to the M90. Each has Bluetooth connectivity to mobile phones for hands-free calls as standard across the range.
Hearing Aid Range Example:
Phonak Audéo Marvel M-312
• Replaceable smallest battery option
• The smallest device in range
Phonak Audéo Marvel M-R
• Rechargeable battery option
• Smallest rechargeable option
Phonak Audéo Marvel M-13T
• Replaceable battery option
• Largest battery life with telecoil connectivity to public announcement systems.
Phonak Audéo Marvel M-312T
• Replaceable battery option
• The smallest device with telecoil connectivity to public announcement systems.
Phonak Audéo Marvel M-RT
• Rechargeable battery option
• Telecoil connectivity to public announcement systems
• The largest device in range.
As our business name suggests, we are very conscious of your financial budget, and we aim to find the right device that fits just as well financially as it does to your lifestyle and hearing loss. Not all our clients are budget conscious, and we know this from the number of client referrals we receive from already happy clients who have transitioned from other hearing aid providers. Our business aim is to balance the highest standards of clinical practice and service with the most affordable device on the market for your needs.
EarDeals is in the business of helping people access quality hearing devices from the largest manufactures globally at the most affordable prices. For those seeking the higher levels across our brands you may find our prices being in some cases over $3000.00 cheaper for the exactly the same pair at a competitor clinic.
If you are very budget-conscious there are many ways you can reduce the price of a hearing aid from the leading global manufactures.
- Choose a hearing aid where the technology level is lower (example above).
- Remove the option of Bluetooth calls to mobile phones.
- Remove the option of rechargeable batteries and substitute a device with replaceable batteries instead.
- Choose a device from an older range of devices (conditions apply on availability with some brands).
- Access your health fund benefits (consult your health fund)
- Access hearing aid finance through Ear Deals and pay off the devices in smaller monetary contributions. Our third party finance provider is MiFund.
Hearing Aid Trials: 60 Days
Ear Deals offers hearing aid trials to all clients. If you’re unsure that you have chosen the right device for your lifestyle, hearing loss or budget, don’t stress! Our unique hearing clinic model provides you with the opportunity to find the right device without any financial burden prior to purchase. As a result, Ear Deals has two 60-day hearing aid trial options. Please ask in the clinic about our hearing aid trials to determine which trial type is right for your situation.
If you have been to another provider and they have you with more questions than answers you can most certainly book an appointment and sample our free services.
- Comprehensive hearing tests – 1 Hour hearing test and evaluation
- A comprehensive explanation of hearing test results
- Medical referrals (if required)
- Hearing aid quotes
- Hearing aid comparisons
- Hearing aid FREE trials for 60-days
- Customised hearing aid fittings
- Customised hearing aid adjustments
- Hearing aid repairs
- Ongoing support for the life of the hearing aid
Travelling to EarDeals Brisbane
The Brisbane EarDeals hearing clinic is conveniently located in the inner east of Brisbane. The chosen location supports easy access to the Gateway Motorway, Bruce Highway, Logan Motorway, Mt Lindesay Highway, Pacific Motorway. We are also conveniently located to supporting tunnels which provide clients who live or work in the western suburbs of Brisbane access to our services.
For those who wish to drive to the Brisbane Ear Deals hearing clinic, there is ample parking. The clinic room is located on the same level; 10 meters from the allocated parking for our clients. This makes access to the clinic incredibly easy for those with a mobility issue.
EarDeals supports clients from across Australia. For many years we only practised in Sydney. During this time, many Queensland clients would fly to Sydney to access our great hearing aid deals and services. Fortunately, we can now support these people with our brand new Brisbane hearing clinic with our Brisbane audiologist.
Attending With a Friend or Family Member
EarDeals recommends attending an appointment (if possible) with a family member or friend. The reason for this is that a hearing loss affects two-way communication, and quite often, a friend or family member can provide a logical perspective on where they struggle with you to communicate. Additionally, being a new process for first-time wearers, the ability to discuss and recall the options provided following the appointment often leads to better results long term for our clients as they adapt to life with new hearing aids and improved hearing.
Discounts & Rebates
Ear Deals offers seniors discounts for Pensioners and Veterans. Our Ear Deals Brisbane audiologist will also provide documentation for those seeking to claim through Private Health Insurance.
10% Price Beat Guarantee
Should you have a written Australian quote for exactly the same hearing device and technology level, Ear Deals will beat the price you have found by 10%. That is, of course, our prices aren’t already more than 10% cheaper than a quote you have from another provider! Conditions apply. As our Brisbane Audiologist at the time of your appointment or call us on (07) 4445 2828.
Our Hearing Clinician
Our Brisbane Audiologist is a university qualified clinician with over 15 years of experience fitting hearing devices in the Brisbane region. As a clinical Audiologist Ear Deals, Brisbane has a strong focus on clinical testing as well as hearing aid fitting. We hope this level of expertise provides you with the best step forward when considering what device is right for your needs.
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