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5 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss

Most people don’t think about the health of their hearing until something goes wrong; even small amounts of hearing loss can lead to inconvenience and stress. Depending on the severity of your hearing loss, you might be offered a hearing device, but lifestyle changes can be effective.  Effective lifestyle changes can improve your health and […]

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What Are Earmolds, and How Do They Work?

When you visit a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) for a consultation, they might suggest a hearing aid for you to improve your quality of life. These days, hearing aids are available in many different types, and some of them are more discreet than others; however, most of them require earmolds. In this article, we explore […]

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The Problems with Too Much Earwax

It’s healthy to have some earwax in your ears. However, too much earwax can become a problem. On top of causing minor issues, excess earwax can cause blockages deep within the ear, which can lead to discomfort and hearing loss.  This post delves more into the problems with too much earwax and how you can remove […]

Diabetes & Hearing Loss

If you have diabetes, you probably know that complications can include kidney, heart, circulation and eye problems. But did you know it can also affect your hearing and sense of balance? Hearing loss is twice as common in adults with diabetes, versus those without. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Diabetes Canada recently added […]

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How to Properly Maintain Your Hearing Aid at Home

Do you wear a hearing aid? If so, it’s essential to know how to maintain it at home properly. There are a few things you can do daily, weekly and monthly to keep your hearing aid in good condition. This article will discuss the best ways to care for your hearing aid at home. Study […]

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Anxiety, Depression and Hearing Loss

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 18% of adults are experiencing anxiety, and about seven percent of adults have a depressive disorder each year. While both conditions can be declining, hearing loss is also a significant problem for many people. […]

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Feeling Anxious? Hearing Loss Might be The Culprit

We know that hearing loss has a significant impact on all aspects of life, but recent research shows us that there are also links between depression, anxiety and hearing loss.  Many people mistake anxiety for a general worry, except anxiety is much more worrisome. Typically, when we experience anxiety, we have a heightened sense that […]

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What’s a Safe Listening Volume?

Nowadays, we hear advice about our listening volumes and how we should moderate them to protect our long-term hearing. But what is a safe listening volume and how can loud sounds damage our hearing in the first place? Find out the answers to these questions in the article below; also, find out more about decibel […]