Dr Vass’ thoughts and views on the hearing industry. If you have a topic or question you would like Dr Vass to address please email

Buyer beware: Asking the right questions before you spend

It’s now down to the consumer to do their homework. As further reports emerge regarding clients who have been grossly over-charged or sold hearing aids with technology beyond their needs, I am more concerned than ever for anyone in need of hearing services. This past week alone I have had two clients come to me […]

Read More

Sales and the hearing aid industry: 7:30 Report (ABC)

6 October 2015 Is the hearing aid industry taking patients for a ride?  It’s a cowboy industry that needs to be reined in, and I think the potential harm for people, whether it’s physical or financial, could be substantial and it needs to stop.  Dr Vass, 7.30 report ABC There is evidence the audiology industry […]

Read More

Hearing aids and hearing loss: What you need to know before you buy

My thoughts on buying a hearing aid 4 December 2017 It is a common misconception that those exhibiting any sign of hearing loss immediately require hearing aids. However, although they are greatly beneficial to those needing them, hearing aids may not be an immediate necessity. Hearing loss can be attributed to a variety of causes, […]

Read More

There is no such thing as a free lunch – or a free hearing test

A question that is common in my practice is “Do you offer free hearing tests?” and my answer is always “No,” and I never will. Like the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” – everything has its price. If you are being offered a free hearing test you need to ask […]

Read More

A guide for seeking advice on hearing loss

15 October 2017 Dr Vass’ guide on seeking hearing health advice You a noticed a change in your hearing and would like to seek some advice. What do you do next? On average, people wait 6.5 years before doing anything about their hearing loss. In that time their hearing not only deteriorates, but it also affects […]

Read More

Dr Vass welcomes the ACCC findings

ACCC Puts Hearing Aid Industry on Notice Dr Vass’ response 3 March 2017 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have just released its findings into an investigation undertaken within the hearing aid industry regarding consumer protection issues around the sale of hearing aids, click here to read the full report. I am a long-standing […]

Read More
breakpoint: global breakpoint: small breakpoint: medium breakpoint: large breakpoint: extra large