Hearing Loss

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

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

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 Hearing2019-06-06T15:02:35-04:00

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 12019-04-17T15:29:22-04:00

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?2019-03-08T11:41:57-04:00

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?2019-03-08T11:43:36-04:00

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 Hearing2019-03-08T11:44:49-04:00