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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]