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The Centre for Personal Enhancement – Owen Sound welcomes two new doctors

Owen Sound, Ontario –Patients in the Grey Bruce and surrounding areas are benefiting from the addition of two new Specialists.

Dr. Deniz Akyurekli MD, FRCSC is pleased to announce that Drs. Mandeep Gill and Jayant Ramakrishna have joined the Medical team at the Centre for Personal Enhancement at 250 10th Street East, Owen Sound...

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Do you or someone you know say, “I can hear but I can’t understand.”  If so, you’re not alone.  The link to the following article explains why you are having difficulty and how a hearing aid can help improve your ability to understand speech.

http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/32039-I-can-hear-just?utm_source=Healthy+Hearing+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0dd4c687ff-HH_Update_JUN_28_Issue_A_B&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5239cd6b59-0dd4c687ff-24265424

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May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month!

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) has created a video entitled Living with Hearing Loss to help promote, and support the profession of audiology, and hearing healthcare in Canada.

Our ability to communicate effectively with family members, friends and the general public is something we often take for granted...

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Comments Off on Research Suggests Hearing Loss May Be Linked to Dementia

As we age, concern often arises about the onset of dementia.  A study at Johns Hopkins University has revealed a link between dementia and hearing loss.   The findings in this study indicate that hearing loss accelerates brain shrinkage, particularly in areas responsible for sound and speech processing, because the auditory cortex is not being stimulated.

Given the results of the study, it is recommended that hearing loss be treated as soon as it is ...

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Rex Banks, Chief Audiologist at the Canadian Hearing Society, writes a thought provoking article, titled Understanding Speech – How the Brain and the Ear Work Together, in a recent Vibes publication.  He discusses the fact that as we age the auditory system and the ability to process and/or comprehend what we hear starts to falter.  Mr...

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Comments Off on 5 Causes Of Hearing Loss That You Might Not Be Aware Of

Hearing loss is often attributed to getting older or prolonged exposure to industrial or recreational noise.  Interestingly diabetes, antibiotic use, obesity, heart disease and stress can also be potential causes of hearing loss that you might not be aware of.  The following article provides detailed information about these other possible causes of hearing loss.

http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52557-Five-unexpected-links-to-hearing-loss

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Comments Off on Dangers of Earbuds – Are Our Children Losing Their Hearing Listening to Music?

On the Health & Wellness segment of the Today Show they discussed the dangers of wearing earbuds and listening to music.  The World Health Organization has raised significant concern about the potential increase in hearing loss in young people due to exposure to noise from using their earbuds.  It is estimated that hearing loss among today’s teens is about 30 percent higher than in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Comments Off on May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

The Canadian Academy of Audiology promotes May as Speech and Hearing Awareness Month!  Click on the links below for more information on any topic that interests you.

Do you think you or a family member has a hearing loss?  Take the following quiz and see if getting a hearing test is a good idea – 8367_CAA_consumer Test_Pad_1_3 (1)

How Do I Know If My Child Can Hear Me? – this link provides some of the hearing milestones that you can expect to see as your chil...

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Comments Off on Dangers Of Loud Music From Your Smartphone

We are all aware of the damaging effects of noise in the workplace but we often forget about the damage that can be done to our ears from our smartphones.  In today’s noisy world we often have to turn the volume of our music up to hear it over the noises of everyday life...

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Comments Off on Hearing With Our Brain, Not Our Ears – The Aging Brain

The most common reason an individual gets their hearing tested is because of an inability to hear speech in background noise.  As we age there are increasing problems with the way our brain processes auditory information.  This breakdown in our ability to organize and understand what is heard explains why an older individual with normal hearing may still have a lot of trouble hearing and understanding speech...

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