Comments Off on Negative stigma is concern for people with hearing loss

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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Comments Off on October – National Audiology Month

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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Comments Off on Difficulty Understanding Speech

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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Comments Off on Retirement Announcement – Dr Alexander Marsh

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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Comments Off on May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

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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Comments Off on Understanding Speech

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.

http://www.today...

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