Botany and Ormiston Times
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www.times.co.nz A Times Newspapers Supplement, September 2012 --- 7 The best of times... Enjoying your retirement Well now you can! 118976 Need a Hearing Aid but Can't Afford it? Having trouble with your arthritic hips or knees? Ormiston Orthopaedics is located in the new purpose- built Ormiston Hospital, 125 Ormiston Road, Botany Junction. It is easily accessible for those in greater Auckland, with free parking available. To compare our prices or arrange an appointment phone 09 252 0370 or visit: www.ormistonortho.co.nz Our office will be closed until October 8, 2012, but please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we return. Thank you. Terms and conditions apply Affiliated Provider to For Primary Total Hip Joint Replacement and Primary Total Knee Joint Replacement 121252 Mr Gary French, Ormiston Orthopaedics, is now an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society. If you are a Southern Cross member and you need surgery for a hip or knee replacement, there are significant advantages for you: Sound advice for hearing impaired As we grow older it is inevitable that many people will suffer some degree of hearing loss -- suddenly they find themselves turning up the volume on the TV, muttering about the 'mumblings' of young people whom they 'can't hear' or failing to hear a knock at the door. As we age there is every reason to seek a diagnostic hearing test which determines whether hearing loss is permanent or temporary, and provides information as to where the loss is located (eg in the inner ear, the ear canal or the middle ear). A full test will include an assessment of eardrum movement and also of hearing for speech. A full diagnostic test accurately assesses whether hearing aids are the best choice for a patient or whether their hearing loss can be treated medically. It is like any other medical assessment, which doctors use to help form a diagnosis and this should be the first step taken before any ear treatment is considered. Once the degree and type of hearing loss is indentified, the earlier it is treated, the better the results and technology today means that hearing loss doesn't have to be a disaster. Today's digital aids have features ranging from no-fuss automatic adjustment to being able to connect wirelessly to devices such as a cell phone or TV. Hearing aids are so discreet there's no need to be self-conscious about wearing then especially in today's world where half the population is walking around with ear buds, headphones and Bluetooth devices clipped to their ears. They come in many shapes and sizes and provide quality of life by actually making sounds clear again. Yet there are still some people who are reluctant to book a hearing test and follow through with the proper treatment which, as the old saying goes, is like 'cutting off one's nose to spite one's face." So if, for the first time, you notice that hearing is harder than it once was, don't hesitate. Visit a specialist hearing centre and have a full diagnostic hearing test -- importantly, don't let this advice fall on deaf ears!
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