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Otolaryngologist (ENT) Accepting New Patients

We are pleased to inform you that starting January 2022, Dr. Andrew Ma will be seeing patients within our facility in Markham, Ontario. His otolaryngology practice at this location will be initially limited to ear related conditions, including: Hearing loss Tinnitus Ear infections (otitis externa, otomycosis, acute and chronic otitis media) Cholesteatoma Tympanic membrane perforation [...]

Otolaryngologist (ENT) Accepting New Patients2021-12-09T11:59:17-04:00

Employment Hearing Test and Report

It is common that a workplace requests employees to conduct a hearing test, as either a pre-hire or an ongoing employment requirement. For the new hires, the hearing test ensures that the prospect employees meet specific safety requirements for the workplace, and helps establish a baseline hearing measurement prior to start of employment. Different occupations [...]

Employment Hearing Test and Report2021-03-08T18:45:25-04:00

Auditory Processing Disorder

By: Lalsa Perepa, Doctor of Audiology What is APD? Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is when someone has difficulty processing or interpreting sounds by the brain, despite having normal hearing. In short, it can be simply defined as a problem with "what the brain does" with "what it hears". People with auditory processing disorder difficulties often [...]

Auditory Processing Disorder2021-01-28T11:46:56-04:00

Hearing Aid Technology Levels and Features

Most hearing aid manufacturers offer four or five technology levels. Loosely, they are called: Essential/Basic, Standard, Advanced, and Premium. Higher technology levels include more channels for additional customization options. Each technology level is often equipped with distinguishable features; hence, there is a considerable price difference between them. Let us take a look at the technology [...]

Hearing Aid Technology Levels and Features2020-09-02T16:05:56-04:00

COVID-19 Unmasking Hearing Loss

You might wonder what the relationship is between COVID-19, masks and hearing loss. Perhaps, before this pandemic, not many people, even those with hearing loss, thought about this question. However, now that wearing masks is a requirement, we see more people not clearly understanding each other. There could be variety of factors contributing to the [...]

COVID-19 Unmasking Hearing Loss2020-08-27T21:44:50-04:00

Getting Used to Your Hearing Aid

The team at Ultima Hearing Centre is here to support you as you adjust to wearing, using and caring for your new hearing aid. We are dedicated to making this transition as positive as possible as your hearing aid becomes a part of your daily routine. Patients need different amounts of time for [...]

Getting Used to Your Hearing Aid2019-03-08T10:56:13-04:00

Do I Need One or Two Hearing Aids?

Eighty percent of patients with hearing loss have impairment in both ears. Hearing with both ears compared to one produces strong results for those with a hearing impairment in both ears. Like our eyes do for sight, our ears work together to improve our hearing. Some of the advantages of wearing two hearing aids [...]

Do I Need One or Two Hearing Aids?2019-03-08T11:41:57-04:00

What Kinds of Hearing Aids are Available?

A hearing aid is a small electronic device worn in or behind your ear to amplify sounds so that a person with hearing loss can listen and speak to others with more clarity and confidence. Hearing aids help make sounds easier to hear in quiet or noisy situations. It is important to note [...]

What Kinds of Hearing Aids are Available?2019-03-08T11:43:36-04:00

The Importance of Hearing

Listening to a friend laughing at a joke, a dog barking to get your attention, singing along to your favourite song…how you would feel if these experiences were slowly taken from you? In this context, it’s easy to understand how and why the ability to hear connects us to others and the world around [...]

The Importance of Hearing2019-03-08T11:44:49-04:00

Explaining How We Hear

Binaural hearing, or hearing with both ears, helps us localize sounds. This is why we have two ears! It also allows us to precisely focus on what we want to hear by letting us perceive certain sounds, like speech, louder and clearer while ignoring others (e.g. a car passing by). A few of the [...]

Explaining How We Hear2019-03-08T11:45:53-04:00