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Earlier Detection – Better the Outcome

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. This year’s theme, Communication across the lifespan, calls attention to the fact hearing loss affects people…

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How To Be A Better Listener

While having a hearing impairment makes communicating with others difficult, it’s not the only reason you’re not listening. Hearing aids will help you hear, but becoming a better listener requires effort. Causes of poor listening Distraction is one of the main causes of poor listening. Here’s why: You can’t hear what others are saying. This…

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Communicating When You Have A Hearing Impairment

People all over Calgary suffer from hearing loss. If you’re one of them, you may have a hard time communicating with others. While wearing a hearing aid and scheduling regular audiology appointments can help, there are other ways to ensure effective communication. How hearing impairments affect communication Living with hearing loss can put you at…

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Which Hearing Aids are Best?

Did you know that 10% of Canadians live with hearing loss, but that only one in six of them are treating their impairment with hearing aids? At Soundwave Hearing Care (we have hearing clinics in Calgary Grande Prairie, High River and Lethbridge), we understand that shopping for hearing aids can be overwhelming. After all, there…

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World Hearing Day 2019

When thinking about global health challenges, hearing loss doesn’t always come to mind. That’s why every year on March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) holds World Hearing Day to raise awareness about the importance of hearing and the impact of hearing loss. In recent years, the organization focused on the steady increase of people…

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What’s The Best Hearing Protection For Hunters?

A gunshot at close range has a volume of 165 dB. This is loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage to unprotected ears. The recommended noise exposure limit without hearing protection is 140 dB. Hearing protection is therefore a must-have for any hunter. But not just any kind of hearing protection will do. There are…

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4 Tips For Preventing Hearing Loss In Your Children

Hearing loss in children is of particular concern today, owing to the widespread use of personal audio devices. In response to this growing issue, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the World Hearing Forum (WHF), an advocacy network that promotes ear and hearing care. To prevent hearing loss in your own children, you must take…

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How Hearing Loss Affects Your Brain

Did you know that losing your hearing takes a toll on your brain? Many studies have shown that hearing loss can lead to thinking and memory problems, making you more susceptible to dementia. At Soundwave Hearing Care, we encourage you to take steps to protect your hearing so that your brain stays sharp for many…

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Tips For Protecting Your Ears This Winter

If you live in and around Calgary, you’re no stranger to cold weather. But did you know that the cold can affect your hearing? If you wear a hearing aid, it’s important to know how to protect your ears and devices. Our audiology experts are happy to offer some tips for protecting your hearing all…

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Stay In The Loop With Wireless Accessories For Your Hearing Aids

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. Not only are modern listening devices sleek, powerful and virtually undetectable, they can also be enhanced with wireless accessories and apps that allow you to hear even more. Here’s an…

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Have your Kids tested for Auditory Processing Disorder

Now that the kids are back in school, it’s important to make sure that they’re getting the support they need to succeed. If your child is having trouble understanding speech or other types of sounds, you should take them to a hearing clinic that offers auditory processing assessments. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects 5 per…

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Famous People With Hearing Loss

Many hearing-impaired people are reluctant to talk about their experiences or admit they need hearing aids because they don’t want to draw attention to their condition. At Soundwave Hearing Clinic in Calgary, we believe it’s important to combat the stigma by talking openly about hearing loss and its root causes. That’s why this blog post will…

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