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What you need to know about hearing loss in toddlers

Hearing loss can happen at any age. However, children with impaired hearing may struggle to develop speech, language and social skills. According to Statistics Canada, eight per cent of kids and teens between the ages of six and 19 have moderate to severe hearing loss. Here’s what you need to…

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The latest findings on otosclerosis

Researchers from Canada’s Memorial and Western Universities recently identified the first gene linked to otosclerosis, a common cause of progressive hearing loss in adults. This discovery could help develop new drugs and therapies to treat or prevent this condition. Here’s what you need to know about otosclerosis. What’s otosclerosis? Otosclerosis is…

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Hearing loss simulation videos

Did you know that one in six people have some degree of hearing loss? Experts predict that by 2050 this number will increase to one in four. If you don’t suffer from hearing loss, it can be difficult to understand the challenges of those who do. Here’s what you need…

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Uncovering the link between type two diabetes and hearing loss

Do you or someone you know have type two diabetes? Did you know this condition is linked to hearing loss and deafness? Here’s an overview of how this disease can impact your hearing. What causes hearing loss in people with type two diabetes? Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve…

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Everything you need to know about benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Have you ever had the sudden sensation that the room is spinning? If so, you may have experienced benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Here’s what you should know. What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? BPPV is an inner ear disorder that causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. BPPV…

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How Noise Affects Your Brain

Noise is everywhere. From trains to televisions and airplanes to automobiles, the world is full of sounds and not all of them are pleasant. So, what’s all this noise doing to your brain? Here’s what you should know. How does your brain process sound? Sound is energy that’s produced by…

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Hearing loss: things you can and can’t control

Living with hearing loss can be a challenge. To make matters worse, many people affected by this health issue are too embarrassed to wear hearing aids and other assistive devices that could help them. Although it can be difficult to accept that you have trouble hearing, there are solutions. Here’s…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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