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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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Apple Hearing Study: What You Need to Know

Everything You Need to Know About the Apple Hearing Study | Soundwave Hearing Care Hearing loss in adults over twenty has climbed over the past few years and is expected to nearly double over the next few decades. Our daily exposure to sound is increasing and the risk of hearing loss is increasing with it.…

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High frequency hearing loss

Symptoms of high frequency hearing loss

Understanding high frequency hearing loss Do you struggle to hear certain sounds but hear some sounds well? If you can’t understand a small child speaking to you or pick out the high notes in your favourite songs, you may have high frequency hearing loss. Symptoms of high frequency hearing loss People with this type of…

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Conductive vs sensorineural hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss

Hearing loss affects people of all ages and can be caused by a variety of factors. However, there are two basic types: conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss. Here’s what you should know about each of them. Conductive hearing loss Conductive hearing loss is caused by issues with the outer or middle ear that…

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Can not wearing hearing aids make your hearing worse?

If you have a hearing impairment that can be improved by wearing hearing aids, failing to use these devices might actually make your condition worse. What’s more, untreated hearing loss can negatively affect your overall health, trigger depression and lead to social isolation. While there are many reasons you might not want to wear hearing…

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Can hearing aids help with sensorineural hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), also referred to as nerve-related or hair-cell hearing loss, is triggered by a problem with the inner ear. Here’s what you should know about this condition and how hearing aids can help. Symptoms of SNHL This type of hearing loss can occur in one or both ears, and the onset might…

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How a head injury can impact your hearing

Even when they’re minor, head injuries and concussions can cause a variety of problems, such as dizziness, confusion, vomiting, headaches and fatigue. However, some serious issues caused by head trauma sometimes go unnoticed, and that’s the case for hearing loss. How brain injuries affect hearing The auditory pathway is quite sensitive and can easily be…

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Do men and women really hear differently?

While both men and women have ears, sometimes one suspects that the other isn’t listening to them. As it turns out, they’re not entirely wrong. Studies show that men and women do, in fact, hear and listen differently. Processing language While the anatomy of the ear is the same regardless of sex, research shows that…

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What initial Coronavirus and hearing loss research shows

COVID-19: can the virus cause hearing loss? Since the first cases of SARS-CoV-2 were reported in December 2019, there’s been a growing understanding of how this virus affects the body. For example, it was discovered that in addition to respiratory issues, symptoms of COVID-19 can include a loss of smell and taste. However, there are…

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Financial resources for people with hearing loss

Do you find yourself turning up the TV to understand what’s going on? Or maybe you struggle to hear what other people are saying to you? If so, you may have a hearing impairment. Regrettably, many people in Calgary and throughout Alberta can’t easily pay for a hearing test or hearing aids. If you’re in…

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Soundwave Hearing Care: Grande Prairie Review

I live in Dawson Creek, BC about a 1.5 hour drive from your Grande Prairie location. I booked my initial appointment with Tracy Smith. At her previous employer, she was the audiologist that helped me with my first hearing aids. I went to Soundwave because I was so impressed with Tracy. I was not disappointed…

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