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September 24th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Keep Calm and Prevent Heart Disease and Hearing Loss

Researchers have found a strong correlation between heart disease and hearing loss. The presence of cardiovascular disease could mean you…

September 18th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Why You Should Wear Ear Protection?

This infographic produced by AllEarPlugs.com looks at Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) with statistics that highlight hearing loss in the United…

September 8th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Hearing Solutions Event Listing: Week of September 8, 2014

This week Hearing Solutions will be having an Open House at our Albion Centre location in Etobicoke. Come in and say…

September 2nd, 2014 | by Sarah Kwarkies | General

Ménière’s Disease – Science, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Ménière’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe dizziness (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear.

August 29th, 2014 | by Sebastien Woo | General

What do I do if My Hearing Aids Aren’t Working or They Aren’t Loud Enough?

Imagine purchasing a new pair of hearing aids. The first time you put them on is similar to getting a new car. Everything is shiny and everything works great.

August 1st, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Does Your Child Need a Hearing Test?

In Ontario there is a Universal Infant Hearing Program (IHP) provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

July 31st, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: World Stats – Disabling Hearing Loss

This infographic takes a look at ‘disabling’ hearing loss across the globe with data compiled mainly from the United Nations’ World Health Organization.

July 23rd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Loud Summer Sounds that can Affect your Hearing

After the winter is over, summer is a time for most of us to shed some layers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the season.

July 11th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

6 ‘Beat the Heat’ Summer Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers

Although in Toronto this year summer has been mainly mild, there can be days when temperatures soar, sweat pours and air conditioners can barely keep up.

July 9th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Whoopi Goldberg – A Famous Hearing Aid Wearer

She’s an award-winning Actress, Comedian, is one of the co-hosts of ABC’s The View, and… a hearing aid wearer.

July 3rd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Hearing Loss and Your Health

Hearing loss can be an indication of not sure the passage of time or exposure to loud noise. More and more research is showing links to other health related issues.

July 2nd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

What Are the Common Causes of Acoustic Trauma?

Acoustic trauma occurs from sudden or prolonged exposure to sounds of 85 dB or higher. It results in the temporary…

June 26th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Hearing Solutions – A 2014 Consumer Choice Award Winner

The winners of this year’s Consumer Choice Award have been released and once again Hearing Solutions has made the cut for 12 years in a row.

June 25th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

How to Identify Hearing Loss in Infants

Hearing loss in infants affects their development over time. Identifying hearing loss can be a challenge for parents who aren’t familiar with its signs.

June 19th, 2014 | by Karthu Sivasankaran | General

Communication Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Communication is the most important of all life skills, this is fundamental to build personal and professional relationships. Hearing is probably our most complex sensory process.

June 18th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

With the huge pervasiveness of smartphones and the constant improvement in hearing aid technologies, it was inevitable for hearing aid and smartphone manufacturers to marry their respective technologies for the greater good of those with hearing loss.

June 18th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

How Loud Music Can Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss results from a number of causes. But loud music is one of the most common sources of hearing issues, especially among younger people.

June 13th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Can Cigarette Smoking Lead to Hearing Loss?

The long-term health effects of cigarette smoking are evident to most people. Lung cancer, emphysema, and other respiratory issues have been clearly linked to tobacco consumption.

June 9th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Tips to Avoid Tinnitus in Noisy Work Environments

Industries that expose workers to loud noise must take the necessary steps to protect the health of their hearing. Issues…

June 6th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Media Planet’s Vision & Hearing Feature: The Baby Boomer Approach to Hearing Health

The latest Media Planet Vision and Hearing Supplement features an article by Hearing Solutions Audiologist and Trainer, Tracy Saunders, called Baby Boomers: How North America’s Largest Population Deals with their Hearing.

June 6th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Francisco Goya – Portrait of a Painting Master and Hearing Loss

Born Francisco de Goya y Lucientes on March 30, 1746 in northern Spain, Goya was a painter, draftsman and print maker artist who would later be called the “Father of the Modern Era” and be bestowed with the title of “first painter to the king.”

June 6th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Text 911 Service Now in Peel Region for Deaf & Hearing Impaired

A made in Canada initiative, the Text with 9-1-1 service, developed by the CRTC’s interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG), is now available in Peel Region.

June 2nd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

What is the Difference Between Mild and Unilateral Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss in children can have significant effects on their education and behaviour. Both mild and unilateral hearing loss are commonly found in infants and young children and offer challenges in both school and home environments.

May 27th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Magnesium and Hearing Loss

It’s recommended to have 300 to 400 micrograms of magnesium in your diet per day and it can be achieved with a supplement or eating things like: bananas, broccoli, potatoes, artichokes, brown rice, peanut butter, almonds and halibut.

May 27th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Omega 3 Fats

One study found that the risk of age-related hearing loss decreased in over 40 per cent of people who ate two servings of fatty fish per week. Researchers think that omega 3 fats strengthen the blood vessels in your ear’s sensory system.

May 26th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Obesity Linked to Hearing Loss

Obesity continues to be a major concern in the health of the world’s population. Its effects have led to increased demands on health care systems and a decreased quality of life for many.

May 21st, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Zinc and Hearing Loss

According to the researchers of one study on Zinc and hearing loss, “Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects may help reduce the oxidative stress of the cochlea in Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss SSNHL, implying a new direction in the treatment of this disease.”

May 20th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Can You Drive If You’re Deaf?

One of the most common questions regarding deaf individuals is whether or not they can drive.

May 2nd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Tinnitus Facts

If you suspect that you have Tinnitus, you should visit your local Audiologist, Hearing Instrument Specialist, or Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor for further assessment.

May 2nd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Folic Acid and Hearing Loss

Recent research by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation found that 20 per cent of men over the age of 60 with a high intake of folic acid lowered their risk of developing hearing loss.

May 1st, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Musicians at a Greater Risk for Hearing Loss

We are used to associating loud music with being a necessary component of the rock star lifestyle. When it comes to music, louder is definitely thought to be better.

April 29th, 2014 | by Sandra Bouranova | General

How Loud is Too Loud?

By Sandra Bouranova, B.A., M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO Traffic. Music concerts. Construction. Our world is filled with loud and extreme noise….

April 28th, 2014 | by Michelle Sabari | General

How Does Hearing Solutions Recycle Your Hearing Aid Donations?

Are you doing some spring cleaning and unsure of what to do with the hearing aids that you’re no longer using? 

April 7th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

World Health Day

April 7 is marked by the United Nations as World Health Day and this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases. These are diseases that come from mosquito, tick and flea bites, which pass on viruses, parasites and bacteria to humans.

April 3rd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Hearing Solutions Wins Consumer Choice Award 12 Years in a Row

For 12 years in a row Torontonians have voted Hearing Solutions as their number one choice for their hearing healthcare needs. We are very proud of the fact that for 12 consecutive years we’ve been able to provide award-winning service.

April 2nd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Ultimate Kiosk, Our Hearing Solutions Partner

If you’ve recently seen Hearing Solutions at an event around the Greater Toronto Area, you would’ve noticed our self-testing kiosk….

April 2nd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Facts About Hearing Loss

When we think about hearing loss many of us think that it only affects people in a more mature age group.

March 28th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

Only One Province Graded as “Excellent” for Newborn Hearing Screenings

“Serious Shortcomings” were cited in regards to newborn hearing screenings and comprehensive follow-up according to a recent report card released…

March 27th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

A Hearing Loss Journey

When I was a little girl in grade school is when I was first tested for hearing loss. I was never prescribed hearing aids and throughout my life coped with not properly hearing lessons or lectures…

March 26th, 2014 | by Liliana Jurado | General

Diabetes & Hearing Loss

As a patient with Diabetes, the question that is always asked is whether enough has been done to prevent any risks or complications related to Diabetes.

March 26th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

The Link Between Diabetes Mellitus & Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Summary of the Evidence

The latest edition of the Canadian Hearing Report features a paper on page 23 called, The Link Between Diabetes Mellitus & Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Summary of the Evidence.

March 21st, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Vitamin C, E and Hearing Loss

These well known antioxidants are good at keeping free radicals at bay and giving your immune system the boost it needs to fight off sickness including ear infections, which can sometimes be the cause of hearing loss.

March 18th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

The Pros & Cons of a Cochlear Implant

A cochlear implant is a two-part device that enables individuals to restore parts or all of their hearing. There are inherent benefits that come with this, as well as drawbacks.

March 12th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

The History of the Cochlear Implant

It has taken us four decades of research to be able to provide individuals with the cochlear implant. The solution was found in an unlikely source – electricity.

March 7th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

The Basics of Human Hearing

Unlike your other senses, like smell and taste, hearing is based on the physical movement of body parts to function. Read this article to learn about how your hearing works.

March 3rd, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

International Ear Care Day

In a World Health Organization report published today, a survey of member states revealed that many nations are not able to adequately prevent and care for hearing loss. The report coincides with International Ear Care Day.

February 27th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

INFOGRAPHIC: Mental Health & Hearing Loss

As the links between mental health and hearing loss continue to be uncovered by researchers, it’s becoming clear that the…

February 26th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

How are Hearing Aids and Computers Similar?

By Rachel Stewart, Reg. AHIP (HID) Welcome to the decade of rapidly changing technology! No matter where you look; products,…

February 24th, 2014 | by Ned Radenovic | General

When Should You Get a Hearing Test?

One of the questions I get asked most often is “when should I get a hearing test?” People, in general, are aware, now more than ever, that preventative measures will help you maintain a high standard of health as you get older.

February 20th, 2014 | by Andreas Seelisch | General

8 Communication Tips for Parties, Concerts & Gatherings

You might be headed to a party at a friend or family member’s house, to a restaurant, you might be…

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