Western Leader : November 11th 2010
17 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 Don't let hearing loss tone you down. SAVE BIG $$$ on Hearing Aids* CALL 524 5736 or visit www.appliedhearing.co.nz REMUERA HEAD CLINIC 232 GREAT SOUTH RD AHCSB144MWL FREE hearing test for 50+ FREE professional follow-up for 1 year MINIMUM 60 day trial INSTANT fitting options * Budget aids start from under $1000. If buying 2 digital aids, our second aid at half-price offer can easily save you $1000 or more! Conditions apply. HENDERSON MEDICAL CENTRE, CNR MONTEL AVE &GREAT NORTHRD # Selina's Hair & Beauty Studio Selina's Hair & Beauty Studio By Appointments Only West Harbour Phone 4161330 Cell 021930207 Email email@example.com Hair & Beauty is reflected in many area of our lives, whether it's your Hair or body. It appeals to everyone Men Women Young or Old. Hair & Beauty at Selina's you will experience a professional & personal atmosphere with the highest quality in service, treatment & products. 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Prize drawn on the 24th Dec, winner will be notified by Selina SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN NZ WITH 50,000 NEW CASES EACH YEAR (Cancer Society statistics) Phone (09) 828 6438 for appointment 271A Blockhouse Bay Rd Blockhouse Bay www.skinsurgeryclinic.co.nz Affiliated provider to Southern Cross Healthcare and covered by all major medical insurers The SKIN SURGERY CLINIC offers: • FREE SKIN CANCER CHECKS USING DERMOSCOPY • Mole, cyst and lump excision • Skin cancer surgery & reconstruction • Ingrown toenail surgery • Cosmetic mole removal yj Senior Lecturer (HON) Univ. of Auckland - Dept of Surgery Senior Lecturer (Skin Cancer) Univ. of Queensland "Highly Commended" Ministry of Health Innovation Awards 2003 2600514AA Health& well-beingAdvertising Feature New technique promises clearer speech Applied Hearing: From left audiometrist Jeff Green and audiologist Alan Ferguson use new speech mapping to re-programme the aids of Mrs Peg Mayall. A promising new tech- nique called speech map- ping is now available in Applied Hearing clinics to make speech sounds clearer for hearing aid wearers. The standard hearing aid set-up is based around your ability to hear steady signals such as artificial tones and noise. Applied Hearing audiologist Alan Fer- guson says speech map- ping goes one step further by feeding in dynamic signals such as speech -- for example your spouse s voice -- or random speech noise through loudspeakers. The results measured by a tiny probe micro- phone by the eardrum are displayed on a com- puter screen to let you see what is being heard, and how the hearing aids are matching the target. If you still have some difficulty or discomfort understanding speech -- even if your aids were fit- ted years ago -- this tech- nique will reprogramme your aids to address this, he says. That s better than leaving them gathering dust in the drawer, and at a fraction of the cost of new instru- ments. Studies so far suggest that this assessment of your hearing aid s per- formance can be more accurate, and lead to bet- ter treatment and out- comes. This is because: An accurate first-time fitting goes a long way towards long-term hear- ing aid satisfaction. You and your family become part of the verifi- cation process that lets you see what is being heard, and how the special features of the aid are working. If your hearing aid can provide only limited speech audi- bility, this limitation can also be demonstrated. Better programming of the hearing aid results in making speech clearer, while avoiding loudness discomfort. The speech mapping process takes about 45 minutes, including a new hearing test. The result is much better speech perception with your aids, and some amazing information that will help you understand how your aid works. Speech mapping is available at Applied Hearing s clinics at Hen- derson Medical Centre and 232 Great South Rd, Remuera. Bringing along this article will save you another $10 off the speech mapping cost of $140 per aid. Remember to bring along someone you regu- larly speak with, either a family member or friend because they too, can participate. Applied Hearing, the oldest private hearing aid clinic in New Zealand, offers a FREE compre- hensive hearing test, including audiogram and ear examination, to anyone aged 50 years plus. Call Applied Hearing on 524 5736 to arrange an appointment at your closest clinic. Pedalling for a cause Two young men, a Kiwi and a German, are cyc- ling from North Cape to Bluff in an effort to raise money for Rotary s cam- paign to end polio. Xaver Hausner is a 24 year old German student from Bavaria who has spent a year at Victoria University in Wellington as a Rotary Ambassa- dorial Scholar. He and his best Kiwi mate Ollie Macindoe (23) are both keen cyclists and to mark their year together they wanted to do some- thing memorable. We decided on a big bike ride from one end of the country to the other. It s adventure our way. We wanted to com- bine the adventure with supporting a good cause. We chose the End Polio Now campaign which Rotary is running world- wide, and thought that we could publicise the cause along the way, the men say. Now it is quite a big deal. Rotary Clubs along our route are going to be fundraising for us, as well as helping us out with accommodation and food. We ve got a website and we ll be blogging each day on our adventures. See www.polio.org.nz. Xaver and Ollie leave Cape Reinga on Wednesday November 24 and are scheduled to be in Bluff on Sunday Janu- ary 16, 2011. The North Island leg ends in Wellington on December 21. The End Polio Now campaign is a worldwide initiative by Rotary International to elimin- ate the disease in the last four remaining countries where it still occurs -- in parts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. For the last 25 years Rotary has been working with the World Health Organisation and UNESCO to eradicate polio throughout the world, and the campaign has been supported by grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun- dation for over USD $220 million. The cyclists route takes them from Cape Reinga to Auckland and then through the Bay of Plenty and around the East Cape to Gisborne, and then down the Wairarapa to Wellington arriving just before Christmas. They then head to the South Island and ride down the West Coast to Queenstown and into Southland end- ing up in Bluff on 16 January.
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