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A challenge faced by many hearing
impaired individuals is difficulty
following conversation in the
presence of background noise, e.g.
in shopping centres, restaurants or
at social functions.
A standard hearing test using tones
does not predict an individual's
ability to understand speech in
For this reason, speech in noise
Speech in noise tests
tests are now often used by
The results help to establish realistic
expectations of hearing aid benefit
and in the selection of appropriate
hearing aid technology for assistance
in background noise.
For further information call
FUHS on 8204 5959 or visit the
A service promoting Excellence
in Hearing Health Care
Hearing Assessments & Advice • Hearing Aid Fittings & Aftercare
Tinnitus Management • Group Information Sessions
FUHS provides hearing aids privately and NOT under the Commonwealth Government Voucher scheme
A service of Flinders University
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For further information, please contact:
The Pain and Anaesthesia Research Clinic
(08) 8222 2712
ARE YOU A MALE OVER 65?
DO YOU SUFFER FROM PAIN?
The Discipline of Geriatric Medicine at The Royal Adelaide Hospital is conducting studies
investigating how pain medications affect hormones, normal functioning, pain and cognition.
We need: • Men with chronic pain (>1 month)
• Aged 65 years and over
• Patients who do not have cancer
payment will be
provided for your
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Introducing Challenging Pain
Courses for all those living
with long term pain.
Courses will be held across
& surrounding areas.
For more information, call:
The Arthritis Foundation of South Australia
Ph: 8379 5711
Country FREECALL -- 1800 011 041
www.arthritissa.org.au E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A special imaging camera is used
to access moles that may not even
visible to the eye.
Digital images of abnormal moles
are assessed and stored for
comparison at future visits. No
referrals are necessary.
Learn skills and techniques to
manage short or long term pain and
regain control of your life.
The Arthritis SA Challenging Pain
course is delivered in 2 x 2.5 hour
sessions, a week apart. Topics
include managing stress and negative
thoughts, diversion techniques
and pacing, relaxation exercises,
medication and much more.
for regularly updated Courses,
locations, dates and times.
The University of Adelaide in
conjunction with the Pain &
Anaesthesia Research Clinic at the
RAH is conducting a study looking at
the use of pain medications in men
over 65 years.
They are looking at whether morphine-
like medications are beneficial or
detrimental to cognitive and physical
functioning, pain tolerance and
hormonal system function.
Chronic pain medications
-- are they beneficial?
They are recruiting two groups of men
who have chronic non-cancer pain --
those who are NOT taking morphine-
like medications (Control Group) and
those who ARE taking morphine-like
medications (Active Group).
If you are interested in
participating in this study please
call 8222 0774 or 8222 2712.
Diabetes control a wee problem
People with Type 2 diabetes could
flush away their risk of heart disease
and stroke by taking part in a new
Flinders Medical Centre is looking
for people with Type 2 diabetes
to take part in the trial of a new
treatment called dapagliflozin to
control their blood glucose levels.
Head of Diabetes and Endocrinology
at FMC Professor Nikolai Petrovsky
said the new drug works by
increasing the amount of glucose
excreted in urine.
"Dapagliflozin lowers glucose levels
in the blood by blocking specific
molecules in the body called
sodium-glucose transporters," he
"Normally these transporters in
the kidneys prevent glucose from
being lost in the urine, but the new
treatment blocks this process and
allows excess glucose to be excreted,
thereby reducing blood sugar levels."
People with Type 2 diabetes need a
combination of healthy eating and
physical activity to manage their
condition. Many also need one or
more diabetes medicines to control
their blood glucose levels.
"By increasing the renal excretion of
excess calories, the new treatment
could also have beneficial effects
on weight loss, which is important
for people living with diabetes,"
Professor Petrovsky said.
"Adults who are overweight and living
with diabetes are at high risk for
cardiovascular disease and a high
percentage of people with diabetes
die from heart disease or stroke.
"When glucose is excreted in the
urine there is a loss of calories from
the body, and loss of calories should
lead to a decrease in body weight."
The study will determine the
effectiveness of controlling diabetes
through inducing glucose excretion
in the urine, when added to standard
Approximately 940 patients will
take part in the study in several
countries. Anyone with Type 2
diabetes and a history of heart
disease or stroke over the age of 45
years (men) or 50 years (women)
are invited to participate.
For more information contact
Kylie Bragg on 8204 7058.
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