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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

Acoustic-Motion Sensors

Exciting advances in hearing aid technology: Acoustic-Motion Sensors As part of the blogs, we try to cover the latest news on advancements in the hearing aid industry that impact the consumers’ experience. In this blog, we talk about Acoustic-Motion Sensors that are recently introduced to the market by Signia (formerly Siemens). Signia’s new hearing aid [...]

Acoustic-Motion Sensors2020-01-28T17:30:21-04:00

Hearing Loss and Link to Dementia

A major review published by the Lancet Commission in June 2017 found nine risk factors that are associated with dementia. They focused on identifying risk factors that are “modifiable”, meaning that the person has control over and can possibly reduce the negative effects of those factors. The review revealed the Population Attributable Fractions (PAF) of [...]

Hearing Loss and Link to Dementia2019-09-05T15:35:51-04:00

What can cause hearing loss in adults?

Hearing loss in adults can be caused from many things - the leading cause is simply aging. Just as our eyes and joints start to deteriorate with age, the same happens to our ears. Another large factor leading to hearing loss is exposure to noise for a prolonged time. This is why workers in loud [...]

What can cause hearing loss in adults?2019-08-28T11:46:41-04:00

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 6

Myth #6 Hearing aids are overpriced. There is no doubt that purchasing hearing aids is a significant investment. However, most people do not realize that the cost includes the care and servicing of the hearing aid. Depending on the clinic, servicing may be included for a few years, upwards to the lifetime of the hearing [...]

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 62019-08-21T15:24:52-04:00

Common Symptoms of Hearing Loss

What are some common symptoms of hearing loss? If you notice two or more of these symptoms below, come for a hearing test to check your hearing! You can hear but speech is not clear You struggle to follow conversations in background noise There is ringing/ buzzing/ hissing/ chirping in your ears You need to [...]

Common Symptoms of Hearing Loss2019-08-13T10:09:44-04:00

Hearing Loss and Risk of Falls

Did you know that even a mild hearing loss is linked to triple the risk of falls in older adults (Lin and Ferrucci, 2012)? There are three possible reasons why those with hearing loss are more likely to fall: Our awareness of our surroundings is not just from our eyes – it is also through [...]

Hearing Loss and Risk of Falls2019-08-12T13:38:48-04:00

Cleaning Your Ears

Did you know that Q-tips are not recommended for cleaning our ears? Oftentimes, using Q-tips only push the earwax further into the ear canal. Moreover, we run the risk of pushing the Q-tip in too deep, potentially puncturing the eardrum. For most people, there is no need to take active measures for cleaning the ears. [...]

Cleaning Your Ears2019-07-30T16:18:11-04:00

Protecting your ears!

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 [...]

Protecting your ears!2019-07-19T12:53:26-04:00