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January 8th, 2019 | by Catherine L'Heureux | Ask an AudiologistGeneral

Ask an Audiologist: How Do I Deal With My Noise Sensitivity?

Ask an Audiologist I have noise sensitivity and I am only 14. I never knew why and it comes with…

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 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 2nd, 2017 | by Andreas Seelisch | 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 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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…

June 7th, 2017 | by Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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…

April 27th, 2017 | by Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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.

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 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…

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.

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.

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…

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 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,…

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 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…

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 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…

October 1st, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Single Ear Headphones

We’ve heard many times that listening to your music at high levels for prolonged periods of time can cause permanent hearing…

October 1st, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – High Frequency Sound

Many times we hear people complain of a high pitched or high frequency sound ringing or beeping in their ears….

September 12th, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – White Noise Machines

White noise machines generate sounds like wind blowing or a rushing waterfall. There are a wide variety of brand names on…

July 31st, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Hearing While on a Phone

Hearing aids and phones are a bad combination for many hearing aid wearers who experience feedback or whistling and difficulty hearing.

July 10th, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – What is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

I have a blocked Eustachian tube that I would like to have cleared. It causes me slight pain and distorts the hearing of my own voice.

July 10th, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Is there a Cure for Tinnitus?

I got on the internet and there was an ad about a miracle cure for Tinnitus. If you could please fill me in.

June 18th, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Do Loud Noises Make You Tired?

Do sound waves carry the vibrations from a sound into the eardrum? Do loud noises make you tired? People seem so pumped at concert. Do higher pitches have a louder sound?

May 12th, 2014 | by Tracy Saunders | Ask an Audiologist

Ask an Audiologist – Firecrackers and Permanent Hearing Damage

Yesterday in the United States I was exposed to a firecracker explosion that was part of a play in an indoor theater. Unfortunately, I was only in the third row from the stage when they set the firecracker off.

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