Studies show that people who suffer from migraines are at greater risk of developing hearing loss than those who do not. In one particular study, they found that Out of 58 migraine sufferers, two-thirds had one or more abnormalities with their cochlea function and auditory pathways.
Our weekly spotlights are back! We want you to get to know us better, and more about the work we do. Next up is Sheila:
I’ve been in Administration with London Audiology since 2009 and right from the get-go this has been my second home. A lot of patients have been saying they don’t see me much anymore. That is because I reduced my hours so I can live a semi-retired life. It is the wonderful interactions with staff and patients that keep me here.
Besides performing the daily tasks to help provide great service, I also organize and administer our appointments/billing/
Working for an offsite location can have its challenges but we have fostered a great relationship with the staff and residence at Parkwood. It’s fantastic knowing we are able to continue the best hearing services for patients there. So remember we are there to help should you know of someone being admitted to Parkwood.
Did you know that there are actually three different types of hearing loss? Whatever the cause, the first step needs to be a hearing test so you can be set on the right path suited to your hearing needs.
One of the most frequent complaints we get when someone comes in for a hearing test is that they have difficulty hearing the television… or we have a partner complaining that this individual has to “blare the TV in order to hear it!” While the issue may be a hearing loss that requires hearing aids, there are also helpful tips that can improve this situation.
One solution is using closed captioning. Almost all newer TVs have this option in their settings, and streaming services, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, give you this option as well. Closed captioning is unique when compared to subtitles because you get sound effects and musical cues as well as dialogue. Here are some reasons why closed captioning can benefit everyone:
A new study has found that listening to the sounds of nature can make you healthier in several fundamental ways. People who check in with Mother Nature experienced pain relief, less stress, better moods and sharper cognitive performance.
For this week’s spotlight, Margaret is sharing an exciting opportunity she experienced in 2019.
“One of the highlights in my career was the opportunity to join Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO) on a medical mission to Guyana in November 2019.
It was a multidisciplinary team with a developmental pediatrician, a child psychiatrist. speech-language pathologist, two physiotherapists, nurses, support personnel and me the lone audiologist. We travelled by boat to reach Indigenous villages in the interior. The people were very quiet but warm. Many have little or no contact with medical professionals other than through these missions. Our team focused on children, and my job was to determine if there was hearing loss.
One particularly fond memory was watching children paddle (up to one hour each way) to school. The kids were beautifully dressed in their school uniforms corresponding to their grade levels.
Members of CanGO have been recognized for their work in Guyana with a Golden Jubilee Award from the Guyana Consulate in Toronto. The award was presented at a virtual ceremony on December 27, 2020. It was my honour to work with such a wonderful group of dedicated people.”
You can learn more about CanGo and the work they do at
It’s Monday, so we’re here to hit you with some straight up facts.
Next up in our weekly spotlights is Suzanne!
“Hi, my name is Suzanne. Working at LAC for the past 12 years has given me many opportunities to meet and help our wonderful clients. I enjoy talking with each of them and hearing their stories. By the time I finished my first day in 2008, I knew this was the right step for me.
I am very passionate about helping people and working with my extended London Audiology family.
As an administrator with the LAC team I cover many aspects from answering questions over the phone and booking appointments (these days that is the only chance I have to chat with our clients) to looking after some of the bookkeeping and processing many of the behind the scenes third party requests and billings. I also look after the faxing of your hearing test to the family doctor.
I am looking forward to the day when I can pop downstairs and chat with our clients again face to face.
Stay safe and healthy!”