Posted August 04, 2018 08:09:37 The Australian Hearing Association (AHA) has released new guidelines that say it is “critical” that hearing aids be available to all Australians.
The AHA said the guidelines were published after months of discussion with the Australian government, and after many requests from the public.
“We have listened carefully to feedback and understand the concerns raised by the public and the AHA, and are publishing the updated guidelines to better understand how we can best help all Australians get the best possible hearing aids,” said AHA Chief Executive Michael McBeth.
This includes new technology, such as hearing aids that can read text messages, and “new” devices such as earbuds that can transmit audio directly to the brain.
But the guidelines say the AHE has “limited knowledge” of the health risks associated with hearing loss, which includes heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
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They also say the new devices are not yet “proven to be effective in the treatment of hearing loss” and they will not be for a long time.
In February, the Federal Government announced it was removing the AWHEA and the Australian Hearing Alliance (AHE) from its list of organisations that must disclose all their “adverse events”.
AHA chief executive Michael Mcbeth says the AHRP guidelines are “critical”.
The AMA and the AAC are also working on a “new approach” for hearing aids.
A new hearing aid can be manufactured and manufactured on a factory premises.
If it is found that the device is not working properly, the hearing aid must be replaced.
However, the AHTSA says the new AHA guidelines should not be used as a guide on how to make hearing aids or as a replacement for hearing loss devices.
Health Minister Peter Dutton says a hearing aid is a vital part of the life of any person, regardless of their age.
He said the new guidelines provide more information than previous guidance and they are “fully supported by evidence”.
“The Australian Hearing Advisory Council has worked with AHA to provide a robust and up-to-date understanding of the current issues associated with people who have hearing loss,” Mr Dutton said.
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