Giving Victorians a fairer hearing

Better Hearing Australia is Victoria’s only independent not for
profit hearing service.
We are not in the market of selling hearing aids, our professionally
qualified hearing advisor team will work with you to understand
your individual needs. We will help you navigate your way through
the maze of hearing services and technology, and provide
tailored support assist you manage your hearing loss or Tinnitus.
Managing hearing loss is about getting
the right information.

We’re here to help – Call 1300 242 842
Send us a message

 

Who we Help

At Better Hearing Australia, we can help a wide range of people with hearing loss.

Hearing loss can be:

  • associated with ageing (presbycusis)
  • acquired through disease, injury or noise exposure, or
  • from birth/childhood (congenital)

We can assist you to manage: poor speech discrimination, fluctuating hearing loss, poor auditory processing and communication difficulties in background noise.

To get the help you – or those close to you – need to manage the impact of hearing loss, select one of our specialist hearing management services.

 

Hearing management and advice

Our Hearing management and advisory service is central to what we do at Better Hearing Australia.

We can help you with all your hearing-related concerns, provide information and advice for your condition and assist your steps towards independent living.

Information and advice

At Better Hearing Australia, we can share our knowledge on all aspects of hearing loss, including:

Tinnitus management

People with ‘tinnitus’ experience sound that is not present in the environment, but which is heard in one or both ears or ‘inside the head’.

Tinnitus can range from being mildly annoying to highly distressing. Tinnitus often occurs in conjunction with hearing loss but can occur with normal hearing. Check out our video and information on tinnitus.

Tinnitus: help for you

Our hearing advisors provide comprehensive services for people living with tinnitus, including:

  • hearing tests and explaining test results
  • explaining the neurophysiological model of tinnitus
  • tinnitus management strategies and support
  • group education

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  • Hearing services available to you

    Better Hearing Australia (Vic) can help with all aspects of hearing loss management and communication. We provide independent advice based on the latest research. Most of our services are free. Our offerings include screening and testing, information about hearing technology and education. Make an appointment at our Prahran office, or throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria at various locations. We also make home visits.
    Who we help
    Hearing management and advice
    Hearing testing
    Tinnitus management
    Children’s hearing screening
    Victorian Hearing Aid Bank
    Metro, rural and regional outreach
    Hearing aid reprogramming
    Training and Professional Development
    Pre employment testing

    Call us on 1300 242 842 for more information

    Book an appointment

    About hearing loss and how to manage it

    One in six Australians suffers from a hearing loss. By 2050 this will increase to one in four. Hearing loss can make daily communication with the people around you harder. Less than 20 percent of people with a hearing loss have taken steps to deal with the problem. You need the right information from the right source, so that’s why we’ve carefully prepared information in this section to help you manage hearing loss.

    About Better Hearing Australia (Vic)

    Managing hearing loss is about getting the right information.

    Serving the community for over 80 years, Better Hearing Australia a not for profit charitable organisation is Victoria’s only independent hearing loss and tinnitus management service.

    We are not in the market of selling hearing aids, our professionally qualified hearing advisor team will work with you to understand your individual needs. We will help you navigate your way through the maze of hearing services and technology, and provide tailored support assist you manage your hearing loss or Tinnitus.

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    How you can help

    With your generous support we can continue our important work, helping Victorians with hearing loss get the support they need, enjoy better communication and quality of life. There are many ways you can help us help those in need:
    • Hearing advice line - 1300 242 842

      For Hearing Advice and General Enquiries,
      please phone 1300 242 842 (Monday to
      Friday, 9am to 5pm).

      Address

      Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc
      Better Hearing House
      5 High Street (Corner of Alfred Street),
      Prahran Vic 3181
      Phone: 1300 242 842
      Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

      Phone or fax us

      Phone:1300 BHA VIC | 1300 242 842
      (03) 9510 1577
      TTY: (03) 9510 3499
      Fax: (03) 9510 6076

      Email us

      victoria@betterhearing.org.au

    • Book an appointment / Send us a message