Hi, my name is Alison and I have been an audiologist here at London Audiology Consultants for almost 6 years. I started my career working in a hospital, mostly with children, and working with the Infant Hearing Program. Seeing our pediatric patients is one of my favourite things to do.
I have a special interest in the area of auditory processing. We often see children who have difficulty in school, or adults with brain injuries. But many people from young children to older adults struggle with auditory processing issues. Auditory processing is “what your brain does with what your ears hear” (Jack Katz). I am currently training to offer our auditory processing testing to a wider range of ages (below age 6), and we are very excited to be launching an auditory processing treatment program soon as well! Please feel free to contact us if you would like to receive further information.
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.