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How People with Hearing Loss Learn Language

Learning a new language while deaf or when you have hearing loss may be difficult. All of the nuances in pronunciations and accents will be challenging to learn, particularly if you have difficulty hearing every detail. However, it is not impossible. Here are some pointers for learning a foreign language with hearing loss.  Can Students […]

Make Better Hearing Your 2022 New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions date as far back as Babylonian times. Today, while we no longer pay our debts to the ancient gods of yore, many of us still find this tradition to be a helpful way to start the new year fresh. January is a good time to renew our desire to live our best […]

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Can You Pass A Hearing Test But Still Have Problems Hearing?

Hearing loss is a complex problem with many contributing causes. While those who work with noise equipment or in noisy settings are particularly vulnerable, many people are affected by hereditary disorders such as Meniere’s disease, which can cause hearing loss. Furthermore, diseases such as diabetes and hypertension can exacerbate hearing loss. Hearing loss is most […]

Looking for a Thoughtful Christmas Gift for a Parent or Grandparent?

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition in older adults, and the most widespread disability. Statistics Canada* estimates that 54% of Canadians aged 40 to 79 years (over eight million) have at least mild hearing loss in the high-frequency range. Social and health consequences associated with diminished hearing include embarrassment, fatigue, anxiety, depression, […]

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Is There an Adjustment Period for Hearing Aids?

It may take up to four months to get used to your hearing aids and fully utilize them. Small improvements will be seen straight away, but patience is required. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your progress, please get in touch with your hearing instrument specialist for assistance. Hearing aids will often need […]

Untreated Hearing Loss May Raise Risk of Other Health Issues

Report finds association with higher rates of dementia, depression and hospitalization Uncorrected hearing loss may raise the risk of mental and physical health problems and leads to higher hospitalization rates and health care costs, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The report, based on an analysis of health […]

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Hearing Loss Affects People of All Ages

When you think about hearing loss or hearing aids, what do you picture? Is it grey-haired grandma and grandpa and their friends? Old age is something that is very naturally associated with hearing loss, but the reality is that hearing loss affects people of all ages.  On the other hand, if you take into account […]

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Top 5 Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing aids come in varying shapes and designs. Hearing aids amplify sounds, making it easier for people with hearing loss to hear. They feature three integral components: a microphone, speaker and amplifier. However, they come in varying shapes, sizes and designs. These designs have five styles, and each type has its benefits and shortcomings. Typically, […]

Difficulty hearing Speech-in-Noise could be a Risk for Dementia

How many of us have experienced challenges hearing our dining companions well in a crowded restaurant, or a noisy family dining room? One of the most common signs of age-related hearing loss is difficulty understanding speech well in background noise. It’s easy to shrug this off, but it now appears our ability to understand speech-in-noise […]