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What part of the brain processes what you hear?

After years of research, neuroscientists have discovered a new pathway that suggests auditory processing may occur in parallel in the human brain. This understanding could have a significant impact on people with auditory processing disorders. Here’s an overview of everything you should know. The traditional science For decades, scientists believed that speech processing followed a…

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Misophonia explained

Do certain noises seem to drive you crazy? Do you often have intense physical or emotional responses to seemingly harmless sounds? If so, you may have misophonia. Here’s everything you need to know. What is misophonia? Misophonia is a condition that causes people to experience intense discomfort, anger, annoyance or disgust when they hear certain…

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What you need to know about hearing protection for sports

Every time you expose yourself to loud noise, you risk damaging your hearing. Therefore, whether you’re participating in your favourite sport or simply attending a live event, it’s important to wear proper ear protection. Here’s an overview of what you need to know. What are decibels? Sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). The…

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Understanding how children listen and learn

If you’re a parent, you’re probably aware that there’s a big difference between when your kids hear you and when they listen to you. But did you know that, in addition to promoting good behaviour, listening plays a crucial role in a child’s development and how they learn? Here’s a look at the importance of…

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 4 ways to protect your hearing at work

In the workplace, both employers and employees are responsible for creating a safe environment. This includes taking steps to minimize the risk of noise-induced and other forms of hearing loss. Here are a few tips to help you protect your hearing at work. 1. Understand your risks When assessing your risk of hearing loss in…

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Meniere’s disease and hearing loss: what you need to know

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that causes issues with balance and hearing. While it’s most common among those in their 40s and 50s, this chronic condition can be experienced by people of any age. Here’s an overview of Meniere’s disease and how it can affect your hearing. Meniere’s disease symptoms An episode of…

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Bell’s palsy and hearing: what you need to know

Bell’s palsy is a condition that affects thousands of Canadians every year. Among other things it can temporarily impair the affected individual’s hearing. Fortunately, a swift diagnosis and proper intervention can help you minimize any discomfort. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about Bell’s palsy and hearing. Understanding Bell’s palsy Bell’s palsy…

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New Ford N95 Mask by Ford Can Help People With Hearing Impairment

When you think of Ford, you probably think of the numerous cars they’ve come out with in the last century. You probably also think of how Henry Ford introduced the assembly line in 1913 and forever changed the world. So when it comes to face masks, you wouldn’t expect them to throw their name in…

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Over-the-counter hearing devices vs. prescription hearing aids

The United States recently introduced new hearing aid legislation that makes it easy to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids from local retailers or online. The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) predicts that Canada will soon follow suit. While this may seem like an accessible way to get the hearing devices you need, it also poses…

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How to Know When You’re Dealing With Listening Fatigue

Daily activities are exhausting within themselves, but for someone with auditory issues, these activities bring a whole new meaning to the word fatigue. If you’re not sure if you’re dealing with listening fatigue, read on. Below we’re going to identify listening fatigue symptoms. What is Listening Fatigue? For people that have any hearing loss, it…

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5 tips for communicating with those with hearing loss

Successful communication takes two people- the listener and the speaker. And if you’re communicating with someone with hearing loss, communicating clearly can seem more difficult. However, there are a few things you can do to help communicate so they can hear you more clearly. Here are 5 tips for communicating with those with hearing loss…

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What you should know about hidden hearing loss

Do you struggle to hear people speak when you’re in a noisy environment, but you have no trouble passing a standard hearing test? If so, you may have what’s known as hidden hearing loss. Here’s an overview of this under-diagnosed condition. What is hidden hearing loss? Hidden hearing loss refers to a type of hearing…

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