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EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY There is a huge discrepancy in people who have hearing impairments and those that use hearing aid devices. Make sure to keep informed about your hearing.
Hearing allows us to connect to our world, communicate with our loved ones, thrive at work, succeed in school, and participate in our communities. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to hear well.
In Canada and the US, hearing loss affects over 48 million people...
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French Biotech will work with the World’s Leader in Hearing Implants.
Sensorion and Cochlear will explore if a combination of a drug and a hearing implant can improve the treatment of hearing loss.
Based in the French city of Montpellier, Sensorion specializes in the development of treatments for inner ear disorders such as vertigo and hearing loss. The company’s technology received major recognition today with the announcement that Cochlear, the world’s leader...
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Stigma has been defined as “the possession of, or belief that one possesses, some attribute or characteristic that conveys a social identity that is devalued in a particular social context.”
For many older people that stigma, or diminishing of perceived value, comes in the form of hearing loss. And unfortunately, stigma is also a major impediment to seeking treatment...
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As audiologists, we are constantly reminded of how hearing loss can negatively affect communication between individuals and their connections to society. The work we do and the services we provide are essential to helping those who may feel isolated at home, behind in school or are suffering in silence – Canadian Academy of Audiology
Audiologists are trained to evaluate and identify disorders of the auditory and vestibular systems...
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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.
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It is with mixed feelings that I formally announce my retirement after 30 years of medical and dental practice. Although looking forward to some personal time, I will dearly miss the contact with patients, hospital and office staff and colleagues.
I regret, that due to personal health issues, the transition to retirement was more precipitous than I would have planned...
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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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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...