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At Soundwave Hearing Care, our team is dedicated to providing you personalized hearing care service for people of all ages. We take time to help you address your unique needs and concerns. Our blog offers updates and information about hearing, hearing aid technology and other information that pertains to our clients.

  • Man sleeping and unaware of sudden hearing loss
    Sudden Hearing Loss: What It Is And How To Cope With It

    Sudden hearing loss can be scary. However, with the right treatment, it can be dealt with effectively. In this article, we explore this condition in depth.

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  • Hearing Aids Calgary
    Tips for Dealing with Hearing Aid Feedback

    Modern hearing aids feature sophisticated technology and can deliver high quality, crystal clear sound. However, even high-end hearing aids may occasionally have feedback. Here’s why this happens and what you can do to mitigate the problem.

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  • 09/03/2020
    Proper Hygiene Etiquette - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    7 March 2020

    At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with the virus as “low for Canada”.

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  • 26/02/2020
    5 Ways to Protect Your Ears at the Gym

    There are many reasons to go to the gym: to get stronger, to maintain a healthy weight and to feel better about life in general. But while your gym habit is undeniably great for your body and mind, it may be hurting your ears.

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  • boy at back of classroom with loss of hearing
    Hearing Loss: Its Impact on Schoolwork

    If your child’s grades have been slipping, it may be because they’re having trouble hearing what’s going on around them. When a child can’t hear what’s being said in class, they may struggle academically. Here’s everything you should know about hearing loss and schoolwork.

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  • Pediatric Hearing Aids
    Pediatric Hearing Aids

    Thanks to pediatric hearing aids, children with hearing impairments can better access conversations with family members and gain the confidence to participate in dynamic classroom settings. By taking into account the needs of young children, Phonak produces some of the best pediatric hearing aids out there.

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  • Hearing Loss
    How Hearing Loss Can Impact Your Life

    When it comes to hearing loss, there are several different categories that are broadly differentiated. Dividing hearing loss into such categories helps with diagnosis and treatment. However, such labels can be misleading and you may mistakenly think that your own hearing loss is insignificant. This is by no means the case as even minimal hearing loss can have a major impact on your life. 

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  • Hearing Loss
    How to deal with hearing loss as a family

    Hearing loss can challenge entire families. Not only does the person with the disability experience an assortment of difficulties, but those around them must also learn new ways of getting their point across. It’s for this reason that hearing loss is considered a “shared disability.”

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    Are hand dryers hurting your ears?

    Many people dislike the automated hand dryers found in public washrooms. They don’t seem to dry your hands very well and they’re often uncomfortably loud. In fact, did you know they produce sounds that could potentially be harmful to your ears?

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  • custom hearing aids
    Find the Right Hearing Solution for You

    Before your appointment at our Calgary hearing aid and audiology clinic, you may wonder what type of hearing aid best suits your needs. While your hearing aid will be chosen and customized to suit your needs, there are a few broad categories of hearing aids to consider. If you’re curious about hearing solutions in Calgary, read on to find out about your options.

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  • Hearing loss and general health
    How Hearing Loss is Connected to Other Health Problems

    Did you know that untreated hearing loss can increase your risk for developing cognitive issues, dementia and depression? Or that those with a hearing impairment are more likely to have a fall? Indeed, scientists have observed that treating hearing loss, can reverse or even prevent some conditions. Here’s what you should know the relationship between hearing and your overall health.

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  • Hearing loss
    Great Apps for Parents of Hard-of-Hearing Children

    Modern technology has changed the way kids learn. Apps made for smartphones and tablets offer useful resources for children in a variety of special situations. If you’re the parent of a hard-of-hearing child, it’s important you give them the best tools to help them develop their communication skills. These are the best apps for children with hearing difficulties. All of them are available for iOS and Android devices.

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  • Hearing loss protection
    Hearing loss in the service industry: does your workplace pose a risk?

    Did you know that those who work at nightclubs, concert halls and bars are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss? Many patients who visit our clinic work in the service industry. Most of us think of hearing loss as related to construction or manufacturing jobs involving large machinery, but noise in nightclubs and bars can often exceed 90 decibels. Noise-related hearing loss can begin due to extended exposure to levels of 85dBA or more.

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  • Youth smiling in mirror with hearing aids in Calgary
    Earlier Detection - Better the Outcome

    Every year, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) dedicates the month of May to Speech and Hearing Month, an event aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of early detection and intervention for people with hearing and communication disorders.

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  • communicating with a group of people
    Communicating When You Have A Hearing Impairment

    People all over Calgary suffer from hearing loss. If you’re one of them, you may have a hard time communicating with others.

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  • Man listening to a presentation in Alberta
    How To Be A Better Listener

    While having a hearing impairment makes communicating with others difficult, it’s not the only reason you’re not listening. 

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  • Hearing Aids for sale in Calgary
    ​Which Hearing Aids are Best?

    Did you know that 10% of Canadians live with hearing loss, but that only one in six of them are treating their impairment with hearing aids?

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  • child and grand father sitting together
    World Hearing Day 2019

    When thinking about global health challenges, hearing loss doesn’t always come to mind.

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  • Baby with headphones protecting his ears from loud noise
    4 Tips for preventing hearing loss in your children

    Hearing loss in children is of particular concern today, owing to the widespread use of personal audio devices.

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  • Hearing Protection for Hunters
    What’s the best hearing protection for hunters?

    A gunshot at close range has a volume of 165 dB. This is loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage to unprotected ears.

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  • Hearing loss and brain function
    How hearing loss affects your brain

    Did you know that losing your hearing takes a toll on your brain?

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  • Woman protecting her ears outside in the cold
    Tips for protecting your ears this winter

    If you live in and around Calgary, you’re no stranger to cold weather. But did you know that the cold can affect your hearing?

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  • Streaming audio from TV directly to hearing aids
    Stay in the loop with wireless accessories for your hearing aids

    Hearing loss can be an isolating experience, but with today’s hearing aids, you can stay more connected to the world around you than ever before.

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  • Auditory Processing Disorder in Alberta
    Have your Kids tested for Auditory Processing Disorder

    Now that the kids are back in school, it’s important to make sure that they’re getting the support they need to succeed.

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  • Celebrity with Tinnitus
    Famous People With Hearing Loss

    Many hearing-impaired people are reluctant to talk about their experiences or admit they need hearing aids because they don’t want to draw attention to their condition.

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  • decible measurement for hearing
    What is A Decibel?

    A decibel is a unit of measure that compares two power levels, most often used when talking about sound intensity.

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  • GN Hearing’s ReSound LiNX Quattro
    Stream music and more with today’s hearing aids

    Gone are the days when you needed another device to stream music from your phone while wearing your hearing aids.

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  • Starkey Livio AI Hearing Aid
    New: Starkey Releases Livio AI in September

    Starkey has created a revolution in hearing technology with the launch of its newest hearing aid, Livio AI, the first listening device with artificial intelligence (AI) and integrated sensors.

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  • Hearing Loss in Calgary
    The Truth About Earbuds & Your Health

    If you’re like most people, you probably spend a lot of time wearing earbuds: at the gym, at work, on the bus, and so on. Ever wonder whether earbuds are safe to use? Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Hearing Aids that are small and comfortable
    The evolution of hearing aids

    Many people are afraid that a hearing aid will be bulky or noticeable, but the reality is that modern hearing aids are tiny.

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    Yanny or Laurel?

    Remember “the dress?” Some people saw it as black and blue, while others were convinced it was white and gold.

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  • Calgary Hearing Aid and Audiology
    Clearing Up Earwax

    Have you heard stories about earwax causing hearing loss? In truth, earwax buildup is the most common cause of what’s known as conductive hearing loss, which is when a physical barrier stops sounds from reaching the eardrum.

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  • A man with healthy hearing
    Men and Hearing Loss

    June is Men’s Health Month, which aims to raise awareness of preventable health conditions in men. You might be surprised to learn that more men suffer from hearing loss than women.

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  • Hearing Aids in Calgary
    3 ways to protect your hearing during leisurely activities

    We’ve all had to deal with people in our lives that are just a little bit too loud—all the time. It’s important to protect your hearing and keep any irreversible damage from happening.

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  • Woman relaxed on vacation
    May is Speech and Hearing Month

    Every year, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) works to raise public awareness for people with diminished communication health.

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  • Crowd of people wearing earplugs at a music festival in Calgary
    The importance of protecting your ears this festival season

    Protecting your ears from deafening sounds of everyday life is important.

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  • Earplugs for Flying
    Reasons to Wear Earplugs on an Airplane

    While it might not affect everyone, experiencing ear pain during the final approach of your flight is extremely common.

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  • Man smoking a cigarette
    Dangerous Link Between Smoking and Hearing Loss

    If you need hearing aids or hearing tests, we at the Soundwave Hearing Care clinic in the Calgary and Grand Prairie area are here to help.

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  • Group of friends listening to music at the beach
    Hearing Loss Coping Strategies: What Works and What Doesn’t?

    Are you experiencing hearing loss but haven’t yet gotten any tests or looked into hearing aids?

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  • Audiology appointment in Calgary
    Why You Should Take a Relative to Your Audiology Appointment

    At Soundwave Hearing Care, we offer audiologist services and hearing aids to everyone in the Calgary community. 

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  • Man thinking about the risks related to untreated hearing loss
    Your Audiologist in Calgary Explains Risks Associated with Untreated Hearing Loss

    Many people believe that hearing loss is simply a natural part of aging – and assume that nothing need be done about it. 

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  • Audiologist helping client develop coping strategies in Calgary
    How Body Language Can Help You Communicate

    At Soundwave Hearing Care we’re always trying to think of ways to help our patients cope with hearing loss by finding strategies to communicate more effectively.

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    New Year’s resolution: stop bad habits that are affecting your hearing

    The New Year is a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished in the year behind us. It’s also an opportunity, however, to set goals for the year ahead of us.

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  • Hearing Aid Technology
    New Tech 2018 — Hearing Aid Accessories

    As technology becomes more wireless and integrated, the hearing aid is becoming a more and more important part of people’s lives. These days, hearing aids aren’t just about amplifying the sound around you.

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  • Reducing the Stigma surrounding Hearing Loss in Calgary
    Overcoming the Stigma Surrounding Hearing Loss

    Only 20% of individuals with hearing loss choose to correct it, meaning 80% of hearing loss-sufferers are missing out on conversations.

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  • Hearing Solutions Calgary
    5 Strategies for enjoying the holiday season if you have a hard time hearing

    Do social gatherings make you uncomfortable because you have a difficult time discerning what people are saying? If so, you might have some degree of hearing loss, either in one or both ears.

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  • Hearing Aids in Calgary
    Tips for Travelling with Hearing Aids

    Whether you’re a snowbird heading south for the season or simply looking for a brief winter getaway, if you’re new to wearing hearing aids, you may wonder what special considerations you need to take when you travel. 

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  • Understanding hearing loss at Soundwave Hearing audiologist clinic
    Fact or fiction? 6 myths you probably believe about hearing loss

    Maintaining the health of your hearing is important. Those affected by hearing loss often believe that once it starts, there’s nothing anybody can do about it.

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  • Hearing Seminar in Calgary
    Hearing Loss: Prevention Through Education

    Do you and your employees work in a noise-rich environment? Are your students blasting loud music directly into their ears for hours on end in the classroom?

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  • Dealing with Tinnitus in Calgary
    ​Have you heard about tinnitus?

    Hearing loss is a significant problem that often goes overlooked. Whether you’re young or old, it’s important to exercise caution when spending time in places or taking part in activities that could result in the development of tinnitus. 

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  • Hearing Solutions in Calgary Alberta
    Failure to Wear Adequate Protection May Result in the Need for Hearing Solutions in Calgary

    When you work in an industry that exposes you to excessive noise levels, wearing equipment that protects your hearing is crucial. 

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  • Street sign with Hearing Loss written across it
    ​How Your Trusted Audiology Clinic in Calgary Can Help You Manage the Frustration of Hearing Loss

    Losing even a small percentage of your hearing capability can be challenging. Most of us take the capacity to hear for granted. 

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  • Woman enjoying the views on top of a mountain
    How A Hearing Test Can Improve The Quality Of Your Life

    There’s a lot to be said about having a happy new year, like making our to-do lists and resolutions - if you’re concerned about your hearing or feel that you do not hear properly - a hearing test should be on both.

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  • Dealing with hearing loss in Calgary Alberta
    The Link Between Hearing Loss And Memory Loss

    With an aging populations and increased concerns about Alzheimer’s and dementia, memory and cognitive function – our brains ability to work and acquire information – is increasingly making headline news.

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  • Audiologist in Calgary Alberta
    Hearing Aid Technology

    There’s little doubt that technology has changed contemporary life for many people. For those individuals, from children to adults and seniors who suffer hearing loss, today’s hearing aids have come a long way from the 17th century “Ear Trumpets."

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  • Alzheimer’s, dementia, memory and cognitive function
    Memory-Boosting Benefits

    With an aging populations and increased concerns about Alzheimer’s and dementia, memory and cognitive function — our brain’s ability to work and acquire information – is increasingly making headline news. 

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  • Hearing tests in Calgary Alberta
    The Importance of a Regular Hearing Test

    There’s a lot to be said about having a happy New Year, like making our to-do lists and resolutions. If you’re concerned about your hearing or feel that you do not hear properly, a hearing test should be on both.

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  • Audiologist in Calgary Alberta
    The Benefits of Hearing Aid Technologies

    There’s little doubt that technology has changed contemporary life for many people. For those individuals, from children to adults and seniors who suffer hearing loss, today’s hearing aids have come a long way from the 17th century where “Ear Trumpets” – tubular or funnel-shaped devices which collect sound waves and lead them into the ear – were used for strengthening the sound energy impact on the eardrum and thus providing better hearing for deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals.

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  • Hearing aids in Calgary Alberta
    Feeling Down? Get Your Hearing Checked

    Mental health is a serious issue that affects Canadians from all areas and of all ages. Whether you or someone you know needs help, it is important to explore all possibilities for a more balanced and joyful life.

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  • Hearing loss and teens in Calgary Alberta
    What You Should Know About Hearing Loss in Teens

    According to The Hearing Foundation of Canada, one in five teens between the ages of 12 and 19 suffers from hearing loss. In most cases, it is noise-induced, which can be prevented. It’s important to speak with your teen to help them understand the serious risks involved with listening to loud music, as hearing damage is permanent and can affect their quality of life.

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  • Audiologist in Calgary Alberta
    What Headphones Should I Buy to Minimize Hearing Damage?

    From the office to the gym, many people listen to music and take calls using their headphones. Whether you use the ones that came with your device or have purchased noise-cancelling headphones, you may have heard that these handy gadgets can actually do harm to your hearing in the long run. This is true, but there’s no need to throw out all your ear buds! Read below to find out how you can still enjoy your music without disturbing others and without suffering from accelerated hearing loss. If you have more questions about your hearing health, contact your audiologist in Calgary to get answers.

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  • Hearing Loss
    STOP! Don’t Put Q-tips® in Your Ear

    You may do it as part of your routine or just whenever you want to feel more ‘clean.’ No matter the frequency, if you have been putting Q-tips® in your ears, it is time to stop! While it may have become a habit, it can actually do more harm than good. Learn more about your ear health by reading the tips below or contact your audiologist in Calgary for more information. You can also schedule your hearing test today to get an overall assessment of your hearing.

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  • Dementia and Hearing Loss
    The Link between Dementia and Hearing Loss

    Does Your Alzheimer’s Afflicted Loved One Need a Hearing Aid?
    Several studies have reported a direct link between older adults who suffer from hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease. As hearing loss worsens, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia increases, particularly amongst those with a hearing impairment greater than 25 decibels. Chances of developing dementia are doubled for those who have mild hearing loss; tripled for those with moderate hearing loss; and quadrupled for those with severe hearing loss.

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  • Hearing tests in Calgary Alberta
    Benefits of an Early Hearing Test

    Regardless of your age, untreated hearing loss can take its toll, it tends to come on so gradually that it tricks you into obliviousness and robs you of more than you realize, sooner than you realize. Hearing loss is the fastest growing, and one of the most prevalent, chronic conditions facing Canadians today. 

    According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability (StatsCan, 2002). A study for WorkSafe BC found that 25 percent of young people entering the workforce had the early warning signs of hearing loss (WorkSafe BC, 2005), illustrating that hearing loss is affecting people at younger and younger ages. Fortunately, hearing test are readily available at Soundwave Hearing Care.

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  • Women with hearing loss in Calgary, Alberta
    Women’s Wellness

    Health care in Canada is changing as researchers increasingly understand that men and women have different health needs, along with the well known gender specific issues that are undergoing review to weed out past biases.

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  • Hearing aids in Calgary Alberta
    Hearing Aids at the Gym

    Our world continues to change for the positive as we learn to celebrate out differences rather than remain victims of locker room bullying and public shaming over a host of personal attributes, including hearing loss. Today hearing aides are compact with advanced services like wireless media streaming.

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