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.

To ...

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Comments Off on Brain training may help seniors understand better in noisy places

If you’ve started dreading the company office meeting or the family get together because it’s just too difficult to understand the conversation, your hearing might benefit from a little computer training. At least that’s the finding from a new study by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary researchers, which suggests speech-in-noise intelligibility can be improved in some cases by playing specially designed computer games...

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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 Can a combination of a drug and a hearing implant improve the treatment of hearing loss?

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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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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Comments Off on Press Release August 2016

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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