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April 14th, 2016 | by Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | General

Multiple Sclerosis and Hearing Loss

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

August 26th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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.

July 27th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 8th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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 Andreas Seelisch | 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.” 

May 29th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Study Finds Link Between Osteoporosis and Hearing Loss

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that people with osteoporosis were twice as…

May 22nd, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

6 Types of Ear Protection Against Hearing Loss

Many of us often take it for granted that we can hear well. But in order to keep hearing well,…

May 22nd, 2015 | by Tracy Saunders | General

CJN Healthy Living Feature Showcases Hearing Solutions Audiologist’s Article

Hearing Solutions Audiology Manager, Tracy Saunders’ article, “I’ve Got Hearing Aids! Now What,” is featured in the Canadian Jewish News…

May 5th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

WHO Hearing Loss Stats

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes disabling hearing loss as any hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB). For children the threshold for disabling hearing loss is 30dB.

April 29th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

6 Things to Expect Within the First 30 Days of Wearing Your Hearing Aids

After getting fit with your new hearing aids, you will hear sounds you probably haven’t heard in a long time….

April 29th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

4 Things you can do to Successfully Adapt to Hearing Aids and What to Expect

Successful hearing aid use is achieved through a partnership between you and your clinician.  There is an adaptation process which…

March 4th, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Hearing Loss and Mental Health

Mental Health Week in Canada is here. It’s nothing new that researchers have been looking at the links, if any, between hearing loss and mental health for a little while now.

February 23rd, 2015 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Treating Hearing Loss with Hearing Aids Could Mean Turning Up the Sound on Life

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? I guess that depends on the “dog” and the “trick” in question. It is a riddle that I hope to soon resolve. 

December 17th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

What is an Audiologist?

Audiologists are autonomous professionals that are required to complete a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Audiology. They are also required…

December 15th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Hacked Hearing Aids Allow Owner to Hear WiFi Signals

Ever wondered what a WiFi signal sounds like? Probably not, right? But one man has a pretty good idea of…

December 15th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Hearing Aids May Help Improve Your Balance

Research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that hearing aids appear to improve balance in…

December 12th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Early Signs of Hearing Loss

It’s well documented that many people experience gradual hearing loss as they get older. The term for this is called Presbycusis. This condition tends to run in families and occur in both ears.

December 5th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

911 Texting Service Launches in Windsor, Ontario

As of December 1, Windsor becomes the fourth municipality to launch a 911 texting service in Ontario. The service will…

November 28th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Marvel Creates Cochlear Implant-Wearing Superhero

Earlier this fall at an event hosted by the Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), Marvel and the Children’s Hearing Institute (CHI) introduced their newest Superhero, named Saphera.

September 24th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

How Does Your Heart Health Affect Your Hearing?

World Heart Day is on September 29th and seeks to spread awareness about cardiovascular disease and the importance of a healthy…

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