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…

October 1st, 2018 | by Mike Prangley | Ask an AudiologistGeneral

Ask an Audiologist: Is it Dangerous to Drive With The Car Windows Rolled Down?

Ask an Audiologist Hello! Today, I was driving around 55 mph in my friend’s SUV and she rolled down the…

September 20th, 2018 | by Mike Prangley | Ask an AudiologistGeneral

Ask an Audiologist: Risks of Otitis

Ask an Audiologist Hi, I was diagnosed with serious otitis from a walk-in clinic with a prescription of Advil and…

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…

September 4th, 2018 | by Mike Prangley | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Distorted Hearing

Ask an Audiologist Hi, I’ve recently noticed that voices in my right ear sound a bit distorted and robot-like. This…

December 11th, 2017 | by Mike Prangley | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist- High Pitch Noises and How to Detect Them

Ask an Audiologist I am the parent of a three week old baby and have a house full of electrical…

December 4th, 2017 | by Mike Prangley | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Ringing and a Feeling of Fullness

Ask an Audiologist Midway through a course of antibiotics for a skin infection last week, I’ve had a constant ringing…

November 29th, 2017 | by Mike Prangley | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: What Does an Audiologist Do?

What is an Audiologist? That’s the question that one of our veteran Audiologists was asked to answer. What’s the typical day…

October 12th, 2017 | by Mike Prangley | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: I Hear a Ringing Noise When I Swallow

Hello, Every time I swallow I feel a sort of ringing noise, like a cave sound.

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…

September 19th, 2017 | by Andreas Seelisch | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Is Our White Noise App Too Loud for Our Baby?

White noise is often used as a sleep aid for children. One concerned parent uses one and isn’t sure if…

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 Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: The Nera2 Hearing Aid Vs. the Oticon Opn Hearing Instrument

Which hearing aid is best for you? It can often be overwhelming to hear that you have hearing loss and…

August 18th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Can Cotton Swabs Cause Ear Infections?

To use Q-Tips or not to use Q-Tips Can cotton swabs, we often call Q-Tips, cause ear infections? The quick…

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…

June 7th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Help! My 4 Year-Old Child Can’t Talk

For the most part, a child’s development, or the development of most children, is pretty predictable for the bigger milestones in their life.

June 2nd, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: When Your Piercings Get in the Way of You Listening to Your Tunes

Hearing Solutions often receives some rather unique questions regarding hearing health. One inquiry to our Ask an Audiologist series is…

May 24th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Protecting Yourself Against Tinnitus

Tinnitus is when you hear sounds like buzzing and hissing noises, among others, that no one else can hear. This…

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…

April 27th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Can I Wear a Hearing Aid Usually Recommended for Kids?

In this Ask an Audiologist submission, a Hearing Solutions’ Audiologist answers a question regarding hearing aids that are frequently recommended for…

April 25th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Can Impacted Earwax Affect My Hearing?

Earwax – is as natural as cherry blossoms in spring or snow in the dead of winter. Also known as cerumen,…

April 24th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Is White Noise Causing Me to Fall Asleep at the Wheel?

The questions we receive for Hearing Solutions’ Ask an Audiologist series is quite diverse. However, the effects of white noise…

March 30th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Should I Be Concerned if My Baby is Exposed to Loud Music?

Hearing loss is a concern at any age, but what about when you’re just a few weeks old? Parents often…

March 29th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Are Siemens Aquaris Waterproof Hearing Aids Good for Excessive Sweating?

Hearing aids are technological marvels that now come with features people could only dream about a generation ago. Believe it…

March 23rd, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Is 8 Weeks Too Young for My Baby to Wear Hearing Aids?

Should babies wear hearing aids? What do the hearing health experts say? Early intervention has been identified as key to…

March 2nd, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Servicing Hearing Aids Purchased in Another Country

Sometimes people contact Hearing Solutions about receiving service or maintenance for hearing aids purchased outside of Canada. What do you…

March 1st, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Are Hearing Aids Helpful for People with MS?

Hearing Solutions’ hearing health providers receive many different questions about hearing loss and hearing aids. Some people who come to…

January 25th, 2017 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss and Emotional Abuse in Children?

We always welcome your questions to our registered and experienced Audiologists. If you would like to Ask an Audiologist a question, please use the Quick Contact Form on the right.

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.

December 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: How Do I Block Out Annoying Sounds?

Here at Hearing Solutions we normally receive inquiries about hearing loss and what to do about it.

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…

November 29th, 2016 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: I Think I May Have an Auditory Processing Disorder

An Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), is present when there is an interference between what you hear and how your brain processes that information.

November 28th, 2016 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Can a Firecracker Cause Permanent Damage to My Ears?

How loud is a firecracker? Well, according to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a firecracker set off approximately three feet away from…

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 23rd, 2016 | by Stephanie Loder | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist: Does an Acoustic Reflex Threshold Test Have Side Effects?

What is an Acoustic Reflex Threshold test? What does it measure? Are there any side effects? Hearing Solutions Audiologist, Stephanie Loder fields these and other questions about acoustic reflex threshold tests from a concerned individual.

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 Clarke Nolan | General

Can You Hear Me Now?

In today’s ever changing and demanding society, people are often reminded that one of the most important things they can do for themselves is to take care of their health.

July 29th, 2016 | by Andreas Seelisch | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Concerns Around Hearing Aid Costs

It’s no secret that hearing aid cost is a concern to many. One such inquiry about hearing aid prices came…

July 29th, 2016 | by Andreas Seelisch | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Getting a Hearing Aid for One Ear

I had a hearing test a few years ago and I was told I lost a little bit of hearing in one ear, but it was nothing to worry about yet. Now I have been noticing that my hearing in that one ear has been bugging me again.

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.

July 18th, 2016 | by Nadia Mir | General

Ear Cleaning: Best Practices and Why?

By Nadia Mir, M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO Updated July 18, 2016 One of the most common questions I get asked by…

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.

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