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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

Being a parent, you’re probably aware 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 learning? Here’s a look at the importance…

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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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Meniere’s disease and hearing loss: what you need to know

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that causes issues with balance and hearing. While it’s most common among those in their 40s and 50s, this chronic condition can be experienced by people of any age. Here’s an overview of Meniere’s disease and how it can affect your hearing. Meniere’s…

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Bell’s palsy and hearing: what you need to know

Bell’s palsy is a condition that affects thousands of Canadians every year. Among other things it can temporarily impair the affected individual’s hearing. Fortunately, a swift diagnosis and proper intervention can help you minimize any discomfort. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about Bell’s palsy and hearing.…

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New Ford N95 Mask by Ford Can Help People With Hearing Impairment

When you think of Ford, you probably think of the numerous cars they’ve come out with in the last century. You probably also think of how Henry Ford introduced the assembly line in 1913 and forever changed the world. So when it comes to face masks, you wouldn’t expect them…

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Over-the-counter hearing devices vs. prescription hearing aids

The United States recently introduced new hearing aid legislation that makes it easy to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids from local retailers or online. The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) predicts that Canada will soon follow suit. While this may seem like an accessible way to get the hearing devices…

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How to Know When You’re Dealing With Listening Fatigue

Daily activities are exhausting within themselves, but for someone with auditory issues, these activities bring a whole new meaning to the word fatigue. If you’re not sure if you’re dealing with listening fatigue, read on. Below we’re going to identify listening fatigue symptoms. What is Listening Fatigue? For people that…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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