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March 29, 2017 London Audiology News

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London Audiology Consultants March 2017 Hearing Club

Living with Someone with a Hearing Loss

Thursday March 30, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM

Peter Stelmacovich, Audiologist with Phonak Canada

Peter Stelmacovich is an Audiologist employed at Phonak Canada.  He received both his Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and his Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Western Ontario.

Peter’s roles at Phonak have included regional sales manager for south western Ontario, FM Product Manager, and Director of Pediatric Sales. Peter is also responsible for the product lines for patients with severe to profound hearing loss.

Peter also has a profound hearing loss and uses a hearing aid, cochlear implant, and Roger wireless microphones to assist in communication. Combining both his professional training and personal life experiences, Peter’s mission is to share his knowledge and skills with all people with hearing loss in order that they live more fulfilling lives.

The talk will commence at 2:00 pm.


Light refreshments served following including tea, coffee, and snacks.

Please join us and bring a friend or family member. 

Everyone is Welcome



March 27, 2017 London Audiology Blog

Let’s keep talking about health. However, we will pause a bit with important information for all of us who have contact with hearing aids, whether they are our own, or someone else’s.

 

We see signs posted everywhere and we often hear about how important hand hygiene is to prevent the transmission of bacteria and viruses. Did you know this is also true for hearing aids? Think about the number of things we come into contact with on a daily basis in and out of our homes. Everytime we shake hands, touch a doorknob, or touch money, we are tranferrring germs. Did you know that some bacteria can live for days on a hard surface?

 

Using an alcohol based hand rub, or soap and water remains the most effective way to prevent and control the spread of these germs. To avoid transferring any kind of bacteria to your hearing aids, it is important to wash your hands before and after touching them.  And don’t forget to wipe down surfaces in contact with hearing aids.  It is also a good idea to replace your cleaning tools every 6 months.

 

Please drop in anytime to replace your hearing aid cleaning tools.



March 10, 2017 London Audiology Blog

In the last blog I talked about hearing loss and depression. Another common mental health issue associated with hearing loss is anxiety. It seems the more severe the hearing loss the more anxious some people become. It may be related to the person’s concern about their ability to manage their hearing loss.

 

Grief is another mental health issue which sometimes results from hearing loss. People born with hearing loss tend to not go through this process, as hearing loss is simply part of life.  But, someone who had normal hearing and is suddenly or slowly progressivley experiencing hearing loss, often has to go through the grieving process. Someone in the grief process is often very reluctant to seek help or follow the advice of their audiologist to wear hearing aids.

 

People with hearing loss also report higher levels of fatigue. (see my blog “Help Me I’m in a Snowstorm!”) The greater effort required for listening with a hearing loss saps a person’s energy level. Many people report hearing better in the morning than at night as they get tired by the end of the day. Reduced alertness and impaired memory may both result from all the extra brain processing that is needed to just understand what people are saying.


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