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10Oct2017

Tips for Traveling With Hearing Loss

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An article in the Hearing Journal (September 2017) by Shari Eberts caught my attention. She has some great tips for traveling with Hearing Loss. I thought I would share them with you.   Tips for Traveling With Hearing Loss by: Shari Eberts   Traveling when you have hearing loss can be challenging, but that’s no
01Sep2017

Why Should I Have A Hearing Test?

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Many people schedule an annual health check with their family doctor to check for possible problems and to monitor any on-going health issues. But what about your hearing? Most people do not think about having their hearing checked until they notice that they are having difficulty hearing friends, family or maybe their favourite TV show.
22Aug2017

Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Much!

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In my profession I am often asked why hearing aids cost so much and do they really work and “how can something so small cost so much?”   Lets put things in perspective. Computers, televisions and cell phones ar all of devices that are “smart.” These electronic devices compute, transmit, track etc. These devices have
21Jul2017

Tinnitus

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Tinnitus is the sound of buzzing or ringing in the ears or head that other people cannot hear. Tinnitus is experienced by 15% of the population but only about 15% of them seek medical help. For this small section of the population, tinnitus can be debilitating. Tinnitus is not a disease but rather a symptom.
20Jun2017

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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Today I would like to continue talking about our health by addressing the very important health issue of diabetes. One aspect of diabetes, often overlooked is its silent partner, hearing loss.   Hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes than those without. The data suggests that diabetics may experience hearing loss at
20Jun2017

Ototoxicity and Hearing Loss

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I promise to stop blogging about hearing loss and health very soon. However, it’s such an important topic and we audiologists want to get the message out there that more people need to get their hearing tested!   Many people never think about the fact that certain medications can damage the ear resulting in hearing
30May2017

Hearing Loss and Falls

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People with hearing loss are more prone to falls. This is a serious public health concern especially for seniors. Even a mild hearing loss triples the risk of falls. As amount of hearing loss increases so does the risk of falling.   There are 3 factors at play here.   1. The vestibular system, which
09May2017

Mother’s Day and 2000 Ears

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On May 12 we will have a special Mother’s Day event. What better gift can we give our mothers than taking care of her hearing health? If your mother is having some hearing concerns, please bring her in for a hearing test. Even if she doesn’t have concerns but has never had her hearing tested,
05May2017

Cardiovascular Disease and Hearing Loss

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A healthy heart is associated with healthy ears. Studies show that a healthy cardiovascular system has a positive effect on hearing. The inner ear is very sensitive to blood flow. Inadequate blood flow in the inner ear contributes to hearing loss. However, poor blood circulation can also cause damage to the central auditory pathways in
27Mar2017

Wash Your Hands!

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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
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