Frequently Asked Questions

How can I improve my hearing when I am out for dinner with friends?
Why is it so difficult to hear in a group?

Group conversations are typically fast. By the time you have identified who is talking you may have missed the initial visual (speechreading) cues and acoustic (sound) cues. As a result you may not realise that the topic has changed. Your brain is constantly working hard to try and fill in the gaps. This can be very difficult to do effectively if you are unaware of the topic change. The noise level of these situations will be an additional factor adding to the difficulty you experience.

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How can I encourage others to speak more clearly?
How can I hear when people mumble so much?
Why do I find it easier to hear in some settings yet have so much difficulty in other places?
Why do I have so much difficulty understanding someone with an accent?
Why does my partner seem to have 'selective' listening?

East Melbourne

Level 2
340 Albert St
(Vicdeaf building)
East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Tel03 9473 1133
Fax03 9473 1155
TTY03 9473 1199

Box Hill

Suite 15, Upper Level
17 Market St
Box Hill, VIC 3128

Tel03 9890 2500
Fax03 9897 3400
TTY03 9473 1199


Level 3
20 Atherton Rd
Oakleigh, VIC 3166

Tel03 9567 0400
Fax03 9567 0411
TTY03 9473 1199

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