Archives for the ‘Hearing Health’ category

10 Ways to Potentially Help Manage Your Hearing Loss

January 26, 2015

Hearing loss can be caused by a mix of genetic factors, or age, or even injuries to the ear. Whatever the case, here are some suggestions that may help you manage your hearing loss in 2015. Avoid loud environments. This is an obvious step to take, but one that people often seem reluctant to commit […] Continue reading →

Holiday Hearing: Tips for a Stress-Free Season

December 12, 2014

Some people find the holiday season to be one of the best times of the year, and other people just find the whole season stressful. But however you celebrate, most people end up attending some parties, and many people host or attend gatherings with extended family. These can often be somewhat noisy affairs, making for […] Continue reading →

The Possible Link Between Hearing Loss and Neurocognitive (Brain) Disorders

November 14, 2014

Researchers have studied the relationship between hearing loss and mental capacity for quite a while, and recent studies shine further light on how the two may be linked. While research has not yet been able to definitively pin down a connection between your ears and your brain’s level of function, there is increasing evidence to […] Continue reading →

Childhood Ear Infections May Be Linked to Adult Hearing Loss: Newcastle Study

October 27, 2014

If you had pain in your ear when you were a kid, that may leave you with a pain of a different sort later in life, according to a new study. Childhood ear-infections have long been linked to hearing loss in adults. Now, a British-based study that has been ongoing for a period of almost […] Continue reading →

Am I Losing My Hearing? Signs of Hearing Loss

October 10, 2014

Admitting that your hearing is deteriorating is difficult for many people to accept. But acknowledgement of hearing loss, and addressing the issue with a professional is the first step towards improving your quality of life. Because hearing loss can occur very gradually, it can be difficult to actually recognize some of the telltale signs of […] Continue reading →

Teen Hearing Loss May Be on the Rise, According to Survey

September 23, 2014

Remember when your parents yelled at you to “turn that racket down?” It turns out that as it relates to hearing health, that was some sound advice. A recent survey of teenagers commissioned by hearing aid manufacturer Siemens found that nearly half of the 500 American teens surveyed showed signs of potential hearing loss. That’s […] Continue reading →

Be Cautious Around the Sounds of Summer

July 8, 2014

Summer is in full swing around Ottawa and throughout the Capital Region. And while we all enjoy our summer activities, it’s important to remember that some of the things that people love most can be incredibly loud. When taking part in the activities we’ll be mentioning, stay mindful of the noise that you’re exposing yourself, […] Continue reading →

A Guide to Environmental Noise (and How to Protect Your Hearing)

June 18, 2014

Hardly a week goes by without another news story that discusses how hearing loss is a growing concern for the North American public. Some sources have gone so far as to call it an “epidemic.” An aging population of baby boomers is likely playing into these numbers in the Western world. But another concern is […] Continue reading →

The Fascinating History of Hearing Aids

May 21, 2014

With a wide range of options available for the hard-of-hearing and hearing-impaired, and an ever-improving understanding of therapies and treatment options for common afflictions like tinnitus, the audiology profession has come a long, long way over the past few centuries. It hasn’t always been this way. In this blog, we thought we’d look back at […] Continue reading →

The Difference Between Hearing Aids and Sound Amplifiers

May 6, 2014

If you’ve watched any amount of television in the past five years, you’ve likely seen the commercials. Starting in the $10 to 20 price range, there are a number of products that promise to allow you to hear like never before: snoop on a conversation across the room, or watch TV comfortably while your partner’s […] Continue reading →