Skip to content

Classroom accommodations for children with hearing loss

Hearing loss in children can vary from minimal  to profound. Unfortunately, some children struggle in classroom settings for years due to undetected hearing problems. If you’re a teacher or work with groups of children, you can facilitate learning success for your hard-of-hearing students by equipping them with the tools they…

Read More
A pallet of CROS and BiCros hearing aids

CROS and BiCROS hearing aids

If you’re affected by hearing loss, you know the many challenges it can add to your life. If your hearing loss affects just one ear, you may have developed workarounds to manage your condition. For example, you may be selective about your seat at the dinner table or ask people…

Read More
Women protecting her years from the city noise

Bioacoustics and the sounds of nature

The study of bioacoustics is a growing field exploring the impacts of human-generated sound on the planet. We know that humans are noisy, from car engines to construction sites and even the chatter of people on crowded streets. Bioacoustics seeks to learn how the noise of human activity affects the…

Read More
Close up to a person’s ear with drawing sound waves coming out of their ear.

Hearing loss in one ear

Loss of hearing in one ear rather than both, a condition called unilateral hearing loss, is rarer than binaural hearing loss. While it may seem manageable, since the person retains some hearing ability, it can significantly compromise their quality of life. It can even put a person at risk of…

Read More
Young boy’s ear close up with red ripples signaling tinnitus

Things to know about tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly known as ringing in the ears but may be characterized by several noise patterns. It’s usually more distracting than harmful but should be investigated for potential underlying conditions. These insights will help you better understand your situation if you have tinnitus. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a…

Read More
A human ear model with people doing a hearing test blurred in the background

Case study: scientists have found a way to boost human hearing in noisy situations

Do you often find it hard to keep up with conversations in noisy environments? With age, the brain has increasing difficulty processing rapid changes in sound. A new technique called rate discrimination training can help improve hearing. Here’s everything you need to know. What’s rate discrimination training? Rate discrimination training…

Read More
Close-up of a man’s ear

MIT researchers are reversing hearing loss by regenerating ear hair cells

Did you know that four million Canadians live with hearing loss? The sad reality is that many of these individuals experience feelings of isolation and depression because of their impaired hearing. The biotechnology company Frequency Therapeutics wants to change that and help people live more fulfilling lives by reversing hearing…

Read More
Blurred head of older gentlemen from the side.

Facts about hearing impairment prevalence in Canada

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the elderly. It impacts many young people and is much more prevalent than many realize. In fact, 38 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 20 and 79 have at least mild hearing loss. Here’s a look at some statistics and facts about deafness and…

Read More
Child with hearing loss

Childhood hearing loss: it’s not nothing

Hearing loss is more common in young people than you think. The Canadian Health Measures Survey found that 8 per cent of children and youth aged six to 19 have hearing loss. Here is some important information to know about hearing impairment in children. The facts Hearing sounds and words helps children…

Read More
Older ladies doing physical exercises

Hearing loss statistics in Canada

Approximately 60 per cent of Canadian adults have hearing health problems. Most individuals with hearing loss aren’t aware of it. Untreated hearing loss reduces the quality of life and increases the risk for various long-term health conditions. Here are some sobering statistics regarding hearing health in Canadian adults. Close to…

Read More
Senior lady wearing a crane to get up after a fall during a walk

Hearing loss: an overlooked fall risk for seniors

Did you know falls are the leading cause of serious injuries among older adults in Canada? Even mild hearing loss can make you more likely to fall. Understanding the connection between the two can help you reduce your chances of injury. How hearing and balance are connected Balance and hearing…

Read More
school kids going on a school bus

Traffic noise at schools

Noise pollution in urban environments is a growing problem worldwide. Vehicles, airplanes and construction noise can compound and create significant cacophony our everyday lives. When that noise permeates the classrooms of our schools, it can have a detrimental effect on children’s learning and memory. Here’s what the latest research shows.…

Read More