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.
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.
All babies born in Alberta or whose parents reside in the province are eligible for a hearing screening within 90 days of birth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hearing loss in children is of particular concern today, owing to the widespread use of personal audio devices.
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.
Now that the kids are back in school, it’s important to make sure that they’re getting the support they need to succeed.
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.
Protecting your ears from deafening sounds of everyday life is important.
Many people believe that hearing loss is simply a natural part of aging – and assume that nothing need be done about it.
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.
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.
When you work in an industry that exposes you to excessive noise levels, wearing equipment that protects your hearing is crucial.
Losing even a small percentage of your hearing capability can be challenging. Most of us take the capacity to hear for granted.
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.
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.