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Tips for Flying with Hearing Loss

Flying is stressful enough, but it can be particularly nerve-wracking for those traveling with hearing loss. Here are some tips on how you can keep yourself and your hearing aids safe during your adventures. Almost everyone has to board a plane at least once in their life. Having hearing loss can complicate that somewhat, especially [...]

Tips for Flying with Hearing Loss2019-11-05T10:39:07-05:00

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 Dementia2019-09-05T15:35:51-05:00

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?2019-08-28T11:46:41-05:00

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 62019-08-21T15:24:52-05:00

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 Loss2019-08-13T10:09:44-05:00

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 Falls2019-08-12T13:38:48-05:00

Funding for Hearing Aids

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 [...]

Funding for Hearing Aids2019-07-08T09:20:42-05:00

How loud is too loud?

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 [...]

How loud is too loud?2019-06-18T16:32:18-05:00

How do we hear?

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 [...]

How do we hear?2019-06-06T15:04:15-05:00

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 4

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 [...]

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 42019-06-06T16:38:03-05:00