Hearing loss

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

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 Aids2019-07-08T09:20:42-04:00

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss – Make sure to take immediate action!

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 [...]

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss – Make sure to take immediate action!2019-06-27T13:18:58-04:00

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?2019-06-18T16:32:18-04:00

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?2019-06-06T15:04:15-04:00

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 42019-06-06T16:38:03-04:00

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 32019-06-06T15:03:08-04:00