October 13, 2017

CAN HEARING LOSS LEAD TO DEAFNESS?

Although the nature of hearing loss can change over time, deafness is generally not the ultimate result. There are some important differences between deafness and hearing […]
June 26, 2017

CAN TINNITUS AFFECT MY HEARING TEST?

Often referred to as ‘ringing in the ears’, tinnitus can be many different types of sound such as hissing, chirping, or wooshing and is a symptom […]
May 17, 2017

HOW LOUD IS TOO LOUD?

Click the picture to view a helpful infographic illustrating what safe and harmful noise levels sound like!
March 22, 2017

HOW DOES MY BRAIN HELP ME HEAR?

You hear with your brain, not with your ears. Of course, we need our ears to capture sounds, but we only understand these sounds once they […]
February 24, 2017

WHO IS AT THE HIGHEST RISK FOR HEARING LOSS?

Hearing loss is a condition that affects people of all ages, though it’s commonly associated with old age. Hereditary factors, as well as environmental factors can […]
January 26, 2017

WHAT IS TINNITUS?

Tinnitus has commonly been described as a ringing in the ear, though the sounds resulting from tinnitus could also be described as a hissing, clicking, whistling […]
January 3, 2017

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A HEARING APPOINTMENT?

Have you decided on your New Year’s Resolution? Why not make your hearing health a priority in 2017? Here’s what you can expect from your hearing […]
November 30, 2016

HOW CAN I ENCOURAGE MY LOVED ONE TO GET A HEARING TEST?

For many people, getting a loved one to take a hearing test is an incredible feat. What do you do when brochures and pamphlets about hearing […]
November 3, 2016

HOW CAN I PREVENT INFECTIONS THAT CAN CAUSE HEARING LOSS?

For some people, ear infections are a common occurrence and chronic ear infections can lead to permanent hearing loss. Some illnesses may increase the likelihood of […]
October 7, 2016

HOW BIG OF A PROBLEM IS HEARING LOSS AMONG CANADIANS?

Canadian Health Measures Survey of 2012 and 2013 indicate that: 20% of adults (or 1 in 5) aged 19 to 79 had at least mild hearing […]
September 9, 2016

WHAT DO YOUR HEARING PROFESSIONAL’S CREDENTIALS REALLY MEAN?

Do you know the difference between a Hearing Instrument Specialist and a Hearing Aid Practitioner? How about the difference between an Audiologist and an Otolaryngologist? They’re […]
August 15, 2016

HOW ACCURATE ARE ONLINE AND MOBILE HEARING TESTS?

You may have already come across some online or mobile hearing tests and taken them out of concern or curiosity, but you probably don’t want to […]
July 15, 2016

WHEN SHOULD I GET MY HEARING TESTED AND HOW OFTEN?

Although hearing loss can occur at any age and for many reasons including extended exposure to loud noises and hereditary factors, people commonly lose their hearing […]
June 27, 2016

HOW DOES HEARING LOSS AFFECT MY DRIVING SKILLS?

Many of us take for granted the important role that hearing plays while we drive. Coupled with our vision, our hearing alerts us to the activity […]
May 30, 2016

IS HEARING LOSS HEREDITARY?

The short answer is yes, hearing loss can be hereditary. You can develop hearing loss from unsafe exposure to noise and as a result of aging, […]
May 2, 2016

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS?

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month and it’s an important time to be aware of hearing loss, which strikes 1 in 5 Canadians, 47% of […]
April 4, 2016

WHAT IS TINNITUS?

Tinnitus can be commonly described as “ringing in the ears” as it refers to a sensation of sound in or both the ears, or in the […]
February 29, 2016

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WARY OF BUYING HEARING AMPLIFIERS ONLINE!

We often come across these gizmos in TV commercials– a smiling husband enjoying TV in bed while his wife sleeps in total peace. Worth noting: these […]
February 3, 2016

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A HEARING TEST?

Now that you have decided to take the first step in having your hearing checked by a certified hearing professional and booked a complimentary appointment at […]
January 12, 2016

WHY DO I HEAR BUT NOT UNDERSTAND?

We hear with our ears, but we understand with our brain. Our brain makes sense of the noises we hear every day. So if you’re hearing […]