Category Archives: Education

Comments Off on Nursing homes and hearing aids: What you need to know

Having a loved one in a nursing home brings a variety of concerns. Are their needs being tended to? Are they eating well? Are they safe? Certainly you want the best care and quality of life for those you love. Unfortunately, urgent needs such as hygiene and medical care mean that hearing care is not treated as a pressing concern and is often put on the back burner. But being in a nursing home is not an easy transition for anyone; add hearing loss into the mix and...

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Comments Off on Oral health and hearing loss

Healthy teeth make for an attractive smile, but did you know a healthy mouth may also protect your hearing? While it might be difficult to understand how good oral health can prevent hearing loss, think of it this way: harmful bacteria that develops in your mouth as a result of bad oral health can enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation and narrowing of arteries and blood vessels – including those essential for hearing health in your ears and brain.

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Comments Off on Hearing loss and heart health

As we consider our heart health during the month of February, it’s also important to understand the role good circulation plays in our ability to hear. A healthy cardiovascular system, researchers have discovered, is healthy for the auditory system, too.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, killing nearly 610,000 people every year in the United States...

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Comments Off on What’s the Harm in a Little Fun ?

When we think about noise-induced hearing loss, it is likely that workplace noise comes to mind first.  We may even think about noise exposure related to adult leisure activities such as snowmobiling and hunting.  What we probably tend to overlook as parents, grandparents and caregivers is the exposure of children to noise damaging toys.

Cammie Kaulback, Manager of Hearing Services, Deaf & Hear Alberta authored an article published in the Canadian Hearing Re...

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Comments Off on Buyer Beware of Buying Hearing Aids Over the Internet

In the Fall 2014, Edition 103 of the Journal of The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario, there is an article authored by Rose Simpson regarding the dangers of buying hearing aids over the internet.

Although it is tempting for the consumer to consider this cost saving option, they are putting themself at risk for potential harm...

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