June 16th, 2016 | by Andreas Seelisch | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Can Hearing Aids Restore My Aunt’s Hearing after Surgery?

We all know that there are risks involved with surgery. But what if you were told that surgery could cause…

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 19th, 2016 | by Andreas Seelisch | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – My Girlfriend Spit in My Ear

Yes you read that right and no we didn’t make this up. Some poor mate’s girlfriend spit in his ear…

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 12th, 2016 | by Andreas Seelisch | Ask an Audiologist

An an Audiologist – Viral Infection’s Effect on Hearing

The auditory system is complex, to say the least. When you get an ear infection, the average person doesn’t expect…

April 8th, 2016 | by Andreas Seelisch | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – White Noise Machine in the Workplace

What is white noise? What does a white noise machine do? Hearing Solutions CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists) registered Audiology Manager,…

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…

August 20th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Hearing Loss and Cognition: the Role of Hearing Aids, Social Isolation and Depression

Hearing loss is associated with poor cognitive performance and incident dementia and may contribute to cognitive decline. Treating hearing loss with hearing aids may ameliorate cognitive decline.

August 20th, 2015 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Speech Pathologist Recommends Hearing Test

When is it necessary to get a hearing test. After a visit with a speech pathologist, one parent asks our CASLPO…

July 27th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

How Well Can Centenarians Hear?

With advancements in modern medicine and significant improvements in life conditions in the past four decades, the elderly population is rapidly expanding.

July 20th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

How to Safely Listen to Your Music with Headphones

We have heard many times before that loud music and other sounds contribute to hearing loss. Listening to loud music…

July 17th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Types of Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing aid technology has come a long way. Relentlessly continuous innovations by manufacturers means better, more effective hearing devices.

July 9th, 2015 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Itchy Ears and Hearing Aids

Often people complain of itchy ears and there can be a number of reasons for it. Hearing Solutions Audiologist, Tracy…

July 8th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Loved Ones

Hearing loss is often considered a health issue that only affects the person who has the condition. However, hearing loss…

July 2nd, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Caring for Older Adults with Hearing Loss

Supporting people with hearing aids doesn’t involve just hearing health. The personal support worker, nurse, or family member is responsible…

June 25th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

8 Hearing Loss Prevention Tips for Seniors

Hearing loss is often associated with old age. However, although it’s increasingly more common to see younger adults experiencing hearing…

June 24th, 2015 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – ABR Hearing Tests for Young Children

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing is used to assess patients who have difficulty providing the diagnostic feedback necessary for an…

June 24th, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

11 Emergency Preparedness Tips for the Deaf and Hearing ImpairedPrimary tabs

A Disaster or an emergency can strike at any time. Time and time again the news reports some natural or…

June 23rd, 2015 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Comparing Hearing Aid Brands

After your hearing test has been completed your Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist may confirm that you have a hearing…

June 16th, 2015 | by Ned Radenovic | General

Hearing Health Check – What is Tinnitus and How is it Treated?

Tinnitus is any sound you hear when there isn’t any physical external noise present. In other words, you hear it…

June 2nd, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Harry Belafonte – Celebrity and Hearing Aid Wearer

Harry Belafonte is probably best known for singing the Banana Boat Song, better known as, “Day O.” It topped the Billboard charts at number one for 31 weeks.

June 1st, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

Canadians Develop Hearing Test iPad App

A hearing test app created by Canadians for the developing world is now being used at home. Known as ShoeBox, the…

June 1st, 2015 | by hearingsolutions | General

8 Hearing Loss Warning Signs to Remember During Seniors’ Month

This June will mark the 31st annual Seniors’ Month. Even Ontario’s provincial government is celebrating with their theme of “Vibrant Seniors, Vibrant Communities.” 

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