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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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4 hearing apps you’ll want in 2021

Smartphone apps can simplify the lives of people with hearing impairments and communication difficulties. Since mask-wearing can make it more difficult to make out what people are saying, some of these may be especially useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four apps that can help you manage hearing difficulties (all are available on both…

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Soundwave Hearing Care: helping you navigate through a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has made wearing a mask a regular part of everyday life. While putting one on can help protect you from the virus, it can also make communication more difficult. This is especially true for people with a hearing impairment. Soundwave Hearing Care recognizes that many of our clients are currently facing a…

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A Guide on Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Here’s what you should know about sensorineural hearing loss, including the signs and symptoms to look out for, and where to seek treatment.   What is sensorineural hearing loss? “Sensorineural” refers to any sense perception that’s facilitated by nerve cells. In the case of hearing, this refers to the hair cells in the inner ear…

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How unilateral hearing loss can affect your quality of life

Therefore, if you have a hearing impairment, it’s vital that you take steps to remedy the situation. In the case of a unilateral hearing loss, this may involve several steps. Here’s what you should know about the causes and symptoms of this type of hearing impairment.   What is unilateral hearing loss? A unilateral hearing…

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Do Hearing Aids Cause Or Worsen Dizziness?

If you experience dizziness or vertigo due to an inner ear problem, you may be reluctant to wear hearing aids out of a concern that they’ll make your symptoms worse. However, this is a common misconception. The reality is that a hearing device suited to your specific condition can actually improve your balance and reduce…

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Can Wearing A Hearing Aid Help With Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a common condition characterized by the perception of a persistent ringing, buzzing or pulsating noise in the ears. While hearing aids won’t stop tinnitus, wearing them can help manage symptoms and relieve much of the discomfort associated with this condition. Here’s what you should know about tinnitus and how wearing hearing aids can…

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Talking to others with a face mask

Face mask communication tips for people with hearing difficulties With more people wearing face masks to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, communication is becoming more difficult. This is especially true for those with hearing loss or deafness. Here are some tips for talking to people while wearing a face mask and understanding them if…

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Tips For Wearing Hearing Aids Behind Your Ears While Wearing A Mask

Due to health regulations about COVID-19, wearing a mask when out in public has become a common practice. But what if you wear behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids? We want you to feel confident wearing your hearing aids while you are out. We realize that these masks make speech sound fuzzy and take away the ability…

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WHO’s Int’l Standards For Listening Devices

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. A Look At The WHO’s Latest Safe Listening Standard According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly half of all young people between the ages of 12 and…

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