Hearing Aid

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 3

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 [...]

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 32019-06-06T15:03:08-05:00

Learning Resources about Hearing

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 [...]

Learning Resources about Hearing2019-06-06T15:02:35-05:00

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 2

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 [...]

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 22019-05-01T12:09:45-05:00

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 1

Hearing loss affects almost 20% of adults in Canada. In fact, this prevalence becomes much higher in seniors, affecting a whopping 78% of those between 60 to 79 years of age (Statistics Canada, 2016)! Knowing these facts, why do only a fraction of these people seek help for their hearing loss? Unfortunately, there are many [...]

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 12019-04-17T15:29:22-05:00

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 Aid2019-03-08T10:56:13-05:00

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?2019-03-08T11:41:57-05:00

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?2019-03-08T11:43:36-05:00

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 Hearing2019-03-08T11:44:49-05:00

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 Hear2019-03-08T11:45:53-05:00