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Do Hearing Aids Cause Or Worsen Dizziness?

If you experience dizziness or vertigo due to an inner ear problem, you may be reluctant to wear hearing aids out of a concern that they’ll make your symptoms worse. However, this is a common misconception. The reality is that a hearing device suited to your specific condition can actually improve your balance and reduce…

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Can Wearing A Hearing Aid Help With Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a common condition characterized by the perception of a persistent ringing, buzzing or pulsating noise in the ears. While hearing aids won’t stop tinnitus, wearing them can help manage symptoms and relieve much of the discomfort associated with this condition. Here’s what you should know about tinnitus and how wearing hearing aids can…

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Face mask communication tips for people with hearing difficulties With more people wearing face masks to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, communication is becoming more difficult. This is especially true for those with hearing loss or deafness. Here are some tips for talking to people while wearing a face mask and understanding them if…

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Tips For Wearing Hearing Aids Behind Your Ears While Wearing A Mask

Due to health regulations about COVID-19, wearing a mask when out in public has become a common practice. But what if you wear behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids? We want you to feel confident wearing your hearing aids while you are out. We realize that these masks make speech sound fuzzy and take away the ability…

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WHO’s Int’l Standards For Listening Devices

According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of all young people are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud noises. A Look At The WHO’s Latest Safe Listening Standard According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly half of all young people between the ages of 12 and…

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Protect Your Hearing So You Can Keep On Rockin’

Did you know that musicians are nearly four times more likely develop noise-induced hearing loss than people in other professions? In addition, they’re 57% more likely to suffer from chronic tinnitus, commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” a condition that can have a range of negative consequences, including concentration and sleeping problems. MUSICIANS AND HEARING…

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A Parent’s Guide To The Early Hearing Detection And Intervention Program

All babies born in Alberta or whose parents reside in the province are eligible for a hearing screening within 90 days of birth. This free service is part of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program offered by Alberta Health Services. Here’s what expecting and new parents should know about the program. WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF…

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The Perks Of Modern Hearing Aid Technology

From ear trumpets and table-top microphones to powerful devices that fit inside the ear canal, hearing technology has come a long way in the last century. These days, hearing aids are nearly imperceptible and use the latest technology to allow you to hear clearly and without interference. Here’s a look at the perks of modern hearing aids…

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Speech And Hearing Month: Communication At Work

Speech and Hearing Month, which occurs annually in May, is an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the importance of early hearing screening and intervention. This year, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada has selected the theme Communication at Work to address specific challenges experienced by people with a communication disorder in the workplace. BARRIERS…

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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. WHAT IS SUDDEN HEARING LOSS? Sudden hearing loss, also known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), refers to a rapid loss of hearing. It can occur immediately or over…

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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. What is hearing aid feedback? Hearing aid feedback refers to a whistling noise that is produced when a sound…

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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. The music that plays in the background or during a group…

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