People with hearing loss use a variety of techniques to help with everyday communication. For some, a lip-reading course is of enormous benefit whereas others might require help learning to cope with the relentless buzzing or ringing in their ears that are the symptoms of tinnitus.

Whether it’s a lip-reading class or strategies for coping with varying degrees of deafness, Better Hearing Australia Geelong supports people with hearing loss and their families, friends and colleagues by providing an assortment of training sessions and short courses.

Better Hearing Australia Geelong’s short courses helps people with hearing loss or impairment understand the nature of their hearing loss, simple communication rules to follow and the benefits of our aural rehabilitation program. Courses are offered subject to the number of people interested.

Ranging from general information about ears and hearing through to lip-reading, the four-week courses cover the following topics:

  • The structure of the ear.
  • The hearing process.
  • Types of hearing loss.
  • Tinnitus.
  • Meniere’s Disease.
  • Lip reading and communication strategies.
  • Hearing aids and other assistive listening devices, their availability and use.
  • Hearing awareness programs such as audio loops, television captions and national relay service telephones.

Better Hearing Australia Geelong is the only free aural rehabilitation group in Geelong and its members pride themselves on the dedicated support they give to hearing loss sufferers, their families, friends and the Geelong community and welcome inquiries. Contact Better Hearing Australia Geelong branch for more information about its short courses, hearing loss awareness and education sessions, outreach service and resources for people with hearing impairment.