Advances in hearing aid technology
Occupational Therapy at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital
The latest in hearing aid technology is the ability to recharge the battery. There two options for rechargeable hearing aids: built-in rechargeable batteries or a replaceable battery. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Phonak (a hearing aid manufacturer) has a hearing aid option containing a tobuilt-in provideLithium drivingrechargeable assessmentsbattery. as The required by is VicRoads. The ability to and advantage that it is faster to charge drive is a longer complex requiring can last on task a single charge.both They physical and cognitive skills. have also made a power packInjury that you and maycase, impact on canmedical attach toconditions your charger which one’s ability to drive; the no decision is ideal for short tripsand where power assource when is toavailable. give up driving is a questions However, complex Our OT’s can assist you such as:one. ‘what happens when the built-in in working through this process. rehabilitation team at St John of How do you attend our hospital? God Frankston Rehabilitation Inpatients – you can choose who Hospital. As part of the in-patient provides your rehabilitation after your service, Occupational Therapists acute hospital stay or if you have a determine whether patients can live referral from your GP. Simply request independently at home. to have your inpatient rehabilitation They will perform home at our hospital and one of our assessments, if required, before Rehabilitation Assessment Nurses will patients are discharged from our visit you to plan your stay with us. hospital. These home visits allow our Outpatients and Driving therapists to make recommendations Assessments - A referral from your regarding home modifications and GP or Specialist is required. equipment required. FREE Please direct all referrals to: Our Occupational Therapists will St Johnaid of God Frankston 30 day hearing trials. address existing disabilities with Rehabilitation Hospital At patients no cost & obligation free. assistive devices ensuring our 255-265 Cranbourne Road, can safely perform activities of daily Frankston 3199 living. They will assess cognition General telephone: 9788 3333 and provide training where necessary FREE Referral Fax: 9788 3304 and will work closely withHearing other aids toweek Pensioners* OT is 16th – 22nd October therapies to increase the intensity of and during that week our OT’s will be rehabilitation. sharing lots of information via social Veterans, & Privates WePensioners, also have Occupational Therapy Worksafe media, so please visit and like our Driving Assessors who are able page - SJOGFrankston. *subject to eligibility criteria through theFacebook Australian Pension Scheme.
Hearing aids have evolved over the years from the ‘Ear trumpet’ and ‘Body aid’ (a hearing box worn on the body) to the current generation of highly sophisticated digital hearing aids. From the mid-1990s, hearing aid technology has advanced significantly due to the use of Digital Signal Processing (DSP). This has Because Therapy allowed it toof beOccupational drastically smaller in size, I cansound live atquality, home superior produce higher I can take offine-tuning myself noise filtering, andcare better capabilities.I can earn a living I can get around Today’s modern hearing aids include And I canand have fun! wireless technology Bluetooth, which allows you to connect to devices like your OCCUPATIONAL Therapists mobile phone, iPad, television or laptop. (OT’s) are an integral part of the
batteries near its life cycle?’ or ‘what happens if I forgot to bring the charger on a long trip?’, these are some of the shortcomings of the built-in rechargeable batteries. Other manufacturers have gone the other route by using replaceable rechargeable batteries. It usually requires you to swap out your hearing aid battery door for a special battery door that converts your hearing aids into rechargeable (keeping in mind that your hearing aids have to be compatible). It does take longer to charge than the aforementioned rechargeable aids but if you leave it charged overnight, they will be ready to go when you wake
up. The advantage of this method is that it can use the conventional hearing aid batteries too. So, if you forgot the charger or forgot to charge them all together, you can easily pop in a conventional hearing aid battery and you’re all set to go. The lifespan of the replaceable rechargeable battery is 12-18 months. No matter if you decide on built-in rechargeable batteries or a replaceable battery, if you would like more information or assistance with your hearing aids, please contact our Audiologist, Robin Tu, in Mt Eliza on 9708 8626. He’s ready for your calls and any questions you may have.
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Calls to drain the swamp in Frankston We are committed to helping our patients. companist. rendered Mr V. McGraw, a forCompiled Brodie Cowburn Our by specialist programs well include: Tickets are selling freely, and a mer resident, and now of Melbourne, SOMETHING should be done at once Cardiac bumper house should be present to added to his laurels as a king of song, by “our city fathers” with reference hear what will undoubtedly be one and to each of his numbers vociferous to the state of some ofPain the drains in Chronic Management of the finest concerts ever given in applause resulted. Frankston. The present state of affairs Diabetes Management Frankston. *** is disgraceful, and constitutes a seri*** GILBERT Watley was charged by Falls ous menace to theand healthBalance of the people THE water sports, to be held on Detective Bell with larceny of a horse of Frankston. General Rehabilitationrug, (Reconditioning) after Saturday next, March 9th, in aid of valued at £1, from Carrum, on an accident, In the right-of-way leading from the Repatriation Fund, promises to be 2nd November 1917. Constable Ryan illness, injury or surgery Bay street into Thompson street, a great success. conducted the prosecution and Mr W. drainageMedical from a number of houses Intervention Program (GEM style program) The programme includes swimming S. Cooke appeared for accused. flows, and although a drain of sorts races for ladies and gents and boys After lengthy evidence had been has beenNeurology made, there does not appear and girls; water feats, diving, comtaken, the bench dismissed the case, to be enough fall to enable the drainOncology micalities, etc. the chairman remarking that there had age to reach the drain in Thompson *** been no evidence on which to convict. street. Orthopaedic BY advertisement in another column Watley had perhaps not done the At present the drain is just a series Movement Disorder programs ie.Parkinson’s Mr. J. Smythe, who has had 25 years right thing in -taking the rug without of stagnant evil-smelling pools, and if experience, announces that he is pretelling the owner, but, seeing that they Pre-op rehabilitation (preparing for surgery) something is not done to mitigate the pared to undertake pianoforte tuning were neighbours, and always borrownuisance, and ensure a proper means Pulmonary and repairing. ing one from the other, he (Watley) of allowing the slops, etc, to flow *** thought perhaps that he had done no Reconditioning away, a serious epidemic of fever, or ON Monday next, March 4th Messrs harm. some kindred evil, will arise. Stroke A. Scott and Co; will hold their usual *** *** monthly market in the Corporation DRAWINGS and specifications have Driving by a qualified Occupational Therapy A WELCOME homeassessments social to Corpoyards, Tanti, when they will offer been prepared for the erection of a ral F. McDonald D.C.M., and Gunner Driving Assessor pigs, poultry, cattle, sheep, etc, Tennis Court in Seaford, and tenders
to £78 On this the firm have worked sion from the Council, and that an old wonders. age pensioner be posted at the camp *** to look after same. PRIVATE R. C. Yule, who was re*** cently detailed to act as an Australian A TALENTED company of young Y.M.C.A. orderly in the front line, ladies from Melbourne gave a very has written a graphic account of some pretty and varied entertainment in of his experiences as a Red Triangle the Somerville Mechanics’ Hall on worker in a big “stunt”. Saturday evening last. In a letter just to hand he says:— The hall was packed and the Lady ”As the news spread on the eve of the Mayoress’ Patriotic League (Somerpush, that the Y.M.C.A had opened a ville Branch) will benefit by a sum free coffee stall there was a rush for of two figures through the generous the goods. Our clients were runners services of the Gipsy Rovers. dispatch riders, messengers, signalThe whole entertainment went lers, guides. etc., in addition to men without a hitch, and with a briskness near by. and sparkle which spoke well for the Of course the free distributions of training and talent of the performers. tea, coffee, cakes, smokes, and other Among many uncommon items comforts to men in the trenches and to showing talent above the ordinary the walking wounded is a permanent may be mentioned character sketch institution by the Y M.C.A. (musical ) “I love someone in These coffee joints to all and sundry Somerzet” by Maroaretta Webber and are an addition in the forward areas, Gladys Harley. The latter young lady but not actually in the front line. displayed exceptional ability as the Further back goods in the Y.M.C.A. shy country boy canteens are sold at prices fixed by *** H G. Upton both lately invalided military regulations.” THE following has been contributed *** are to be called for constructing same. home, and a farewell presentation Simply ask your GP or Specialist for a referral - remember, you *** by an occasional correspondent. THE monthly meeting of the Seaford *** to Trooper F. Knox, who is shortly can choose rehabilitation provider APPLES—Wanted to buy for cash, When Sgt. Mjr Sullivan relinquished Progress Association was held on SatA CONCERT is to be held at leaving for the front, wasyour held at the Jonathan and other eating apples. control of Military Reserve. Langwarurday, there being a good attendance. Frankston on Saturday evening next, Recreation Hall, on Saturday evening Packed and delivered at Tyabb Cool rin he crowned the result of 20 years The president, Mr J. Howell occupied March 9th, in aid of the Repatriation last. Cranbourne Road, Frankston Stores. State price etc to T. H. Houfe. successful management, by advising the chair. fund, should be highly successful.255-265 Cr W. J Oates, President of the *** that such a large property should be Messrs Martin and Aike moved that Some of Melbourne’s leadings Frankston and Hastings Shire, occu03 and 9788 3333attend LOST—Between Dalman’s Boot supervised by one well versed in the President Secretary artists have definitely promised toTelephone: pied the chair and the hall was filled shop and Golf Links, gold band ring estate management. the next Council meeting and ask for contribute items, among them being to its utmost capacity, the residents email@example.com engraved “’B”, Soldier brother’s With the advice of Hon. Hugh improvements to the Carrum Madame Evelyn Ashley, soprano;,Email:further of the district turning out almost en keepsake. Reward, on returning to Mahon, then Minister of Home AfVale Road and that a crossing be conMiss Florrie Gordon, contralto; masse to welcome home the warMiss ATKINS, C/o The Fernery. fairs, Senator Pearce appointed Mr. structed at Mr Jamison’s residence. Miss DeSaxe, flautist; Mr Ambrose scarred soldiers who had taken part *** John Archibald, of Archibald Bros. Messrs Hunter and Anderson moved McMahon, baritone; Mr Pat Coleman in some of the great battles on the Find us on Facebook Hospitality I Compassion I Respect I Justice I that Excellence From the pages of the Mornington to the post at a rumeration of £40www.sjog.org.au/frankston per the Progress Association take and many other talented city artists. western front. Standard, 2 March 1918 annum. This was subsequently raised over the Hermit’s Camp with permis- SJOGFrankston Miss Ethel O’Grady will act as acEach item of the programme was
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Mornington News 6 March 2018