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October 10th, 2018 | by hearingsolutions | General

Is Cardiovascular Disease Connected to Hearing Loss?

  New research suggests that a healthy heart is a key to healthy hearing, especially later in life. The inner…

September 12th, 2018 | by hearingsolutions | General

5 Signs of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and How You Can Prevent It

Noise-induced hearing loss is the slow loss of hearing resulting from prolonged exposure to high levels of noise. It is…

October 10th, 2017 | by hearingsolutions | General

6 Ways Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Mental Health

If you’re hesitant about wearing hearing aids to treat your hearing loss, the alternative could affect more than just your…

October 2nd, 2017 | by hearingsolutions | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: 3 Tips to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Your Child

If you’ve ever read the Hearing Solutions blog’s ‘Ask an Audiologist’ series it should be evident that hearing loss and its…

August 29th, 2017 | by hearingsolutions | General

7 Online Stores Where You Can Buy Hearing Aid Decorations and Accessories

Show your aids with style and no stigma Let’s face it, not everyone likes the look of hearing aids and…

August 18th, 2017 | by hearingsolutions | General

6 Reasons Why You Should Never Clean Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

Originally posted on June 26, 2015 Cotton swabs may cause injury to your ears The cotton swab (Q-Tip) is probably…

May 3rd, 2017 | by hearingsolutions | General

How Does Treating Hearing Loss Affect Your Mental Wellbeing?

You may or may not have seen articles or heard about Hearing loss and its connection to mental illness, including…

January 25th, 2017 | by hearingsolutions | General

Top 8 Travel Tips for Hearing Aid Users

Living north of the 44th parallel means that many people – often referred to as Snowbirds – opt to head anywhere as far south of our border as possible during the winter months.

November 30th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Top 10 Noisiest Toys for 2016

For children across the globe, December could be considered, like that old song says, the most wonderful time of the…

September 28th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Phonak’s Latest Rechargeable Hearing Aid – The Audéo B-R

Launched on ‘Belong’ – Phonak’s next-generation platform – the Audéo B Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid is the first to have…

September 7th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

What is Profound Hearing Loss?

There are many causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss may be brought on by things like genetics, viral infections, loud noise, or it can simply be brought on by age.

August 29th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Back-to-School Tips for Students with Hearing Loss

It’s that time again! It’s back to school for thousands of children and teens. As many students prepared for their new school year, some children and their parents had a few additional preparations to think about.

August 25th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

How Do Hearing Aids Work?

We know that hearing aids help you hear better, but how do they work? What makes them tick, so to…

August 24th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Can Your Daily Dose of Caffeine Lead to Hearing Loss?

After reading the title of this post you may be ready to sound the alarm. The very idea that your morning caffeine laden coffee could somehow reduce your hearing capacity may be of epic concern to many of you.

August 23rd, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

The History and Evolution of the Hearing Aid

The hearing aid has come a long way since its early beginnings of being known as an ear trumpet. The idea of an ear trumpet can be found as far back as the 13th century.

August 23rd, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Be Proactive About Your Hearing Health

Sponsored by Hearing Solutions::This story was produced by Postmedia Works on behalf of Hearing Solutions for commercial purposes. Postmedia’s editorial…

August 10th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Poster Child for Musicians’ Earplugs

Brian Johnson revealed in March that he had to stop doing live shows with his iconic Aussie band, AC/DC, or he would risk going deaf.

July 29th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Aftershokz Headphones Provide Portable Listening while Preventing Hearing Loss

Based in East Syracuse New York, the AfterShokz company is helping to revolutionize the way we listen to music and prevent hearing loss with their patented bone conduction headphones.

June 29th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Is There a Link between Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss?

Is there a link between sleep apnea and hearing loss? Although it sounds pretty far-fetched, research shows a correlation between the…

June 21st, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Phonak Naída V Hearing Aids Provide Discreet Power and Performance

Phonak’s Naída V advanced hearing aids are fully loaded with features like SoundRecover2, to help get you on the road to better hearing.

June 7th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Oticon Introduces the Opn Hearing Aid

Recently, Oticon introduced their Opn hearing aid, which they dub “the best, most advanced hearing aid we have ever made.” It’s the world’s first internet-connected hearing aid.

June 6th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Why Bring a Family Member or Friend to My Hearing Test Appointment?

Having a family member or friend accompany you to your hearing test can be an invaluable resource, not just for…

June 1st, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

How Important is Your Hearing…to You?

Another year and another Seniors’ Month is upon us. For older adults that may be noticing changes in their hearing,…

May 19th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Can Hearing Aids Help Reduce Cognitive Decline?

Recently researchers working for hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon, met with Hélène Amieva, Professor of Neuropsychology and Epidemiology of Aging at…

May 17th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Top 9 Noisiest Jobs

Everyone has to earn a living and most people work very hard to earn their daily bread. But in your…

May 11th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Top 4 Reasons Why We Don’t Get Hearing Aids

Hearing loss affects every aspect of our lives. The thing is most of us don’t know it. We assume that…

May 2nd, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Facts About Hearing Loss in Canada

This May is Better Hearing Month and Hearing Solutions’ mission is to highlight the reasons why better hearing matters. The…

April 14th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

What’s the Link between Zika Virus and Hearing Loss?

Brazil first notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of samples testing positive for the Zika virus in April, 2015.

April 7th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Increases in Diabetes Could Mean Increases in Hearing Loss

In our blog we’ve talked about the links between diabetes and hearing loss in the past. This year the World Health Organization’s (WHO) campaign to focus on ways to prevent diabetes worldwide is the theme for World Health Day.

March 29th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

One Veteran Helps Another Veteran Receive the Gift of Better Hearing

We recently had the opportunity to talk to retired Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General, Walter Semianiw. He spoke with Hearing Solutions about…

March 16th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Treating Hearing Loss Improves Brain Health

With Brain Awareness Week upon us it’s only fitting to talk about how hearing loss affects the brain. Treating hearing…

February 9th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Hearing Loss May Signal Other Important Health Issues

Many people don’t have a hearing test for the first time until they’re well into adulthood. Some may say that’s an indication of how much importance we place on our hearing health.

February 4th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

The Effects of Cancer and Treatment on Your Hearing Health

It’s World Cancer Day and there are probably not too many people who can say their life hasn’t been touched, directly or…

January 28th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Does Hearing Loss Affect Your Driving Skills?

We know what effect not being able to see can have on our driving ability. But what effect can hearing…

January 27th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Everyday Tips to Take Care of Your Hearing

The ability to hear things is most often a sense we take for granted from the time of birth. We’re…

January 20th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Guide to Safeguarding the Hearing of Staff in Loud Environments

There are about 2.2 million door supervisors and bouncers working in the [bar and club] industry and just as many bar staff and waitresses.

January 18th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Smoking Less Could Decrease Your Risk of Hearing Loss

Research has shown that people who smoke cigarettes may increase their risk of hearing loss. The risk to those inhaling…

January 18th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Their Link to Hearing Loss

According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada 747,000 Canadians were living with the disease and other dementias in 2011, which represents 14.9% of Canadians 65 years old and older.

January 14th, 2016 | by hearingsolutions | General

Is the Cost of Hearing Aids Too High?

Is the cost of better hearing health breaking your wallet? We often compare wearing hearing aids to wearing glasses, since…

November 4th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Effects Related to Wind Turbine Noise Exposure: a Systematic Review

Wind turbine noise exposure and suspected health-related effects thereof have attracted substantial attention. Various symptoms such as sleep-related problems, headache, tinnitus and vertigo…

October 28th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Can Exercise Help You Hear Better?

It has long been suspected that a lack of blood flow to the inner ear and parts of the brain…

October 27th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Stu Nunnery’s Journey from Music to Hearing Loss to Music… Again!

Stu Nunnery is probably best known for his music released in the 1970s. If you remember his music or recently discovered some old recordings on YouTube or your parents’ attic, you’re probably thinking what…

October 9th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

What is Aural Rehabilitation?

Aural Rehabilitation is the technical term used for the ongoing counselling and education process required to assist hard-of-hearing people learn how…

October 1st, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

National Seniors Day

“Aging is quickly changing our world, especially in developed countries such as Canada. There is no doubt that in many…

September 1st, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Acupuncture Therapy for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Acupuncture has commonly been used in China, either alone or in combination with Western medicine, to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL).

September 1st, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss

Although rare, sudden hearing loss can be the first sign of multiple sclerosis.

August 26th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Meningitis and Hearing Loss

Young people under the age of 20 and adults over the age of 55 are at high risk for meningitis,…

August 26th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Can Some Medicines Cause Hearing Loss?

The link between antibiotics and hearing loss was first recognized in a drug used to cure tuberculosis called streptomycin, which…

August 24th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

What is Misophonia or Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome?

Misophonia causes sufferers to experience irritation or even rage at certain sounds like chewing food. In 2002 research couple Margaret…

August 20th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Stages of Change Profiles Among Adults Experiencing Hearing Difficulties who have not Taken any Action: A Cross-Sectional Study

The aim of the current study was to test the hypothesis that adults experiencing hearing difficulties who are aware of their difficulties but have not taken any action would fall undercontemplation and preparation…

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