ACTIV-EARS Audiology was established to provide high quality audiological services and products to adults and school aged children living in the in the inner northern suburbs of Brisbane.
ACTIV-EARS Audiology is a family company, is independently owned and locally operated with a permanent clinic situated in Everton Park, with visiting clinics located in Bongaree Bribie Island and Meadowbrook. ACTIV-EARS Audiology is not affiliated with any hearing aid manufacturer, giving you the client a wider choice of device. ACTIV-EARS is owned and managed by Audiologist Director Paul Bunn. Together with our experienced administration staff, we focus on providing a leading diagnostic and rehabilitation hearing service. With quality-timed appointments, frequency of service, diagnostic evaluation together with clinician continuity, at ACTIV-EARS Audiology we believe we can provide a better service without the constraints, decisions, appointment time restrictions and sales targets required by a large multi-national company.
ACTIV-EARS is accredited to provide free hearing evaluation services to pensioners and war veterans (DVA cardholders) under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. ACTIV-EARS provides hearing aids and assistive technologies for pensioners and war veterans.
How We Hear
Sound waves enter the ear canal and make the ear drum vibrate. This action moves the tiny chain of bones (ossicles – malleus, incus, stapes) in the middle ear. The last bone in this chain ‘knocks’ on the membrane window of the cochlea and makes the fluid in the cochlea move. The fluid movement then triggers a response in the hearing nerve.
How to convince a loved one to get a hearing test Asking for someone to constantly repeat themselves can get frustrating – not just for you, but for those with hearing loss as well. However, it’s typically hard for them to admit it to themselves, and even more challenging for you to bring it up. If […]
The Battery Controlled – Button battery safety When swallowed, small coin-sized lithium button batteries can get stuck in a child’s throat and cause severe burns or death. Order your fact card and poster for more information, including safety tips. In a joint safety campaign, Energizer, Kidsafe, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission warn parents […]
What’s the difference between hearing loss and vision loss? A common misconception is that hearing and vision loss are the same things or that they are at least closely related. Yet while both involve a loss of senses, the two are actually markedly different.The main difference between these two types of sensory loss is that, […]
Tinnitus Tinnitus is a condition where people experience noises in the ears or head when no physical noise is present. Each individual’s tinnitus experience is unique and commonly tinnitus is described as ringing, buzzing, humming, roaring or whistling noises in the ears. The term tinnitus is Latin in origin and means ringing or tinkling like […]
Internet Sales of Hearing Aids Internet Sales Regarding buying hearing devices off the internet, the professional body representing Audiologists, the Audiological Society of Australia, does not advocate internet sales, and cites the following risks if an Audiologist is not involved for the assessment, selection, fitting and rehabilitation associated with a hearing device; • Failure to […]
FREE to Client Services for Eligible Pensioners & Veterans ACTIV-EARS Audiology also provides services to eligible voucher clients approved by the Office of Hearing Services. These services include provision of hearing assessments, the cost of pre-approved hearing instruments / assistive listening devices and their fitting, contribution to the ongoing maintenance and repair of hearing devices. […]
Are All Hearing Centres The Same? Are you receiving the best care available? Did you know that if you are on an Australian Government Pension, you may be entitled to free hearing care and subsidised hearing devices? There is some important information you need to know when choosing a hearing service provider and where to […]
Consumer Advice A few tips for the consumer when considering purchasing or receiving subsidised hearing services: See your local independent clinic first! (or get a second opinion or price from an independent clinic). Most large hearing care chains are owned by international hearing aid manufacturers, which only sell their own brand of hearing device. In […]
Musicians Plugs They preserve the natural response of the open ear, so that sound heard with these earplugs has the same quality as the original, just quieter. You are less likely to want to loosen them in your ears in order to hear speech better which tends to be the case with conventional ear plugs, […]
What’s a Decibel? In an effort to protect our ears from the effects of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), we need to be wary of how long we are exposed to dangerously high volumes. Education Queensland estimates that almost over a third (37 per cent) of all hearing loss cases in Australia are caused by overexposure […]
Sound vibrations from an object cause vibrations in air molecules, which in turn, vibrate your ear drum. The movement of the eardrum causes the bones of your middle ear (the ossicles) to vibrate. These vibrations then pass in to the cochlea, within the cochlea, the hair cells on the organ of Corti bend and cause movement of the basilar membrane. The membrane undulates in different sized waves according to the frequency of the sound. Hair cells are then able to convert this movement into electrical signals which travel along auditory nerves to hearing centres in the brain.
• To deliver high quality diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological services
• To provide professional and equitable service provision for all clients
• To provide sound independent audiological advice to clients, GP's and ENT's
• To focus on achieving excellence in customer service
• To provide quality care to children and adults through holistic model of care