Did you know that your ears need protection? One of the leading, and yet preventable, causes of hearing loss is noise damage. If you are exposed to noise through your work or during your recreational activities, remember to protect your hearing! For those who work in loud environments like construction workers, machine operators or aircraft [...]
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It is no secret that purchasing hearing aids is a financial investment and it is a sound one indeed! This post is not about why managing your hearing loss is a good idea; instead, this is to help those who are already in the market to purchase a hearing aid. In this case, let’s see [...]
Did you know that sudden sensorineural hearing losses (SSHL) affect 27 out of 100,000 people? In fact, it is even more prevalent in the elderly and in men. What is SSHL? SSHL, otherwise known as sudden deafness, is an unexplained, quick loss of hearing that may occur all at once or over a period of [...]
One of the leading causes of hearing loss is noise damage. This type of hearing loss is due to exposure to loud noises for unsafe periods of time. Workplace safety standards typically agree that it is safe for workers to be exposed to 85 decibels (dB) for 8 hours. 85dB is equivalent to the noise [...]
Ear wax has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Human babies start to hear from 18 weeks in the womb. Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores the sounds! Your ears never stop growing throughout life. Humans hear between 20 to 20,000Hz whereas dogs can hear between 40 to 60,000Hz – [...]
Sound waves travel through many different parts of our hearing system before they are converted into electrical signals that are perceived as sounds by the brain. Let’s look at the anatomy of our hearing system so we can better appreciate what works behind the scenes for us to hear. Sound waves travel through the ear [...]
Myth #4 Hearing aids just make everything louder, including background noise. This is a very common misconception and needs to be addressed in terms of having realistic expectations for the hearing aids, as well as selecting the appropriate hearing aid model to suit the individual’s lifestyle. Individuals with hearing loss are typically hearing sounds softer [...]
Myth #3 - Hearing aids will cure my hearing loss. Most hearing losses are permanent and cannot be reversed. Hearing aids help by amplifying sounds that would otherwise be too soft for the person to hear. Since the sounds are louder, the person would be able to detect them even with reduced hearing. Similar to [...]
Hearing is usually not a topic that comes up in everyday conversations; however, it is one of our most important senses that allows us to be aware of our surroundings and to react in a proper way. Luckily, there are many fun and useful resources online that can help you learn about topics ranging from [...]
Myth #2 It is just a hearing loss. Having a hearing loss has widespread effects on your physical health and social life. Having even a mild hearing loss will triple the risk of falls in older adults (Lin & Ferrucci, 2012) and increase the chances of developing dementia (Lin et al., 2011). Naturally, hearing loss [...]