NAL has worked with Choice to review over twenty different filtered earplugs designed for listening to music. We tested the attenuation levels in the lab and we also asked people to try them out in the real world. The results are now available at What Plug? – it’s an easy-to-navigate database to help you make a more informed decision about what plug might be right for your ears.Learn More
Bee HEARsmart is a new video raising awareness of tinnitus among musicians and the music industry. Anyone can experience tinnitus, but research shows that musicians are four times more likely to experience it. Tinnitus risk is also higher for others working in the music industry, as well as gig-goers who are regularly exposed to loud sound.Learn More
Two new upgrades are now available to those with existing units. HEARLab is a proven test instrument that enables the clinician to measure cortical or brainstem responses in people with and without hearing aids. It offers accurate and objective measurement, especially suited to infants, young children and adults with communication difficulties. HEARLab can now be purchased directly from NAL within Australia.
A new version of NAL’s auditory training software, Sound Storm, is now available on the Apple store. Sound Storm is an engaging space-themed iPad game for children assessed with spatial processing disorder (SPD), one type of central auditory processing disorder. SPD prevents children from effectively hearing speech in a noisy environment, notably their teacher, even though their hearing test result may be normal. Playing the game as directed effectively remediates SPD. The new version of Sound Storm includes an updated report graph, and an option to share data with us to contribute to our ongoing research in this area – look for the ‘Data acquisition’ pop-up when you first open the app.Learn More