audiology

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

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

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

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

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