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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Brain atrophy is the process that happens as we get older and our brain cells start to fail. This is also known as cognitive decline, and although it might be unpleasant to think about, it’s often a natural part of aging. It will happen to different people at different rates, but as the connections between […]

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3 Ways to Locate a Hearing Instrument Specialist

Having your hearing function tested regularly is an important part of a proactive approach to healthcare. By consulting a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) regularly, you can ensure that any signs of hearing loss are diagnosed swiftly. As well as reducing the risk of further hearing loss, you’ll also be able to access any treatment you […]

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What Style of Hearing Aid I Should Wear?

Choosing the right style of hearing aid can transform your auditory experience and enhance your day-to-day life. With so many options out there, however, it can be tricky to choose the perfect style. Fortunately, your hearing instrument specialist will be able to offer bespoke advice and help you to find a hearing device that fits […]

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Even if you’ve been experiencing hearing loss for some time, receiving a diagnosis can still come as a big shock. As hearing loss often occurs gradually over time, many people are surprised to learn that they have impaired hearing function. However, you needn’t view your hearing loss in a negative light. You already know what […]

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How does a Hearing Instrument Specialist Program Hearing Aids?

There are a lot of choices when it comes to hearing aids. There are different colors, styles and types of hearing aids to choose from. Your hearing instrument specialist can help you determine which hearing aid would be best for you and your lifestyle. They can help you decide which hearing aids would suit you, […]

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Why Aren’t Hearing Aids Covered by Insurance?

The number of Canadians dealing with hearing loss is climbing, yet those who could benefit from hearing aids often do not have them. The main reason for this is the cost. Many insurance companies don’t cover hearing aids in their policies, which means that people are going without adequate support for their hearing. Hearing aids […]

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How Background Noise Affects Hearing Loss

Those dealing with hearing loss will find that their ears work differently compared to those with typical hearing, especially when it comes to background noise. The neurons of the inner ear work much more challenging when dealing with hearing loss, and if you are interested in learning why background noise affects hearing loss, read on. […]

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Are Custom Earplugs Effective?

If you experience hearing loss, and are noticing your diminished hearing becoming more severe, you’re likely looking for solutions to keep the issue from getting worse. As with any medical condition, you should contact a hearing instrument specialist or hearing care professional immediately to be examined, but there are other things you can do in […]

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What Are the Signs of Low-Frequency Hearing Loss?

If you’ve noticed that you’re experiencing diminished hearing, you may be wondering what your next step is and how you can treat the problem while reducing the risk of further damaged hearing.  A good first step is to determine what type of hearing loss you’re experiencing. Many of those with hearing issues are experiencing low […]

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What Are Invisible-in-canal (IIC) Hearing Aids?

There are quite a few types of hearing aids on the market these days, ranging in styles, sizes and even colors, as well as with various features and strengths, all designed to help restore your hearing, depending on the severity and type of your hearing loss.  Hearing aids, while once analog, have gone digital and […]