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Protect Your Hearing So You Can Keep On Rockin’

Did you know that musicians are nearly four times more likely develop noise-induced hearing loss than people in other professions? In addition, they’re 57% more likely to suffer from chronic tinnitus, commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” a condition that can have a range of negative consequences, including concentration and sleeping problems. MUSICIANS AND HEARING…

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A Parent’s Guide To The Early Hearing Detection And Intervention Program

All babies born in Alberta or whose parents reside in the province are eligible for a hearing screening within 90 days of birth. This free service is part of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program offered by Alberta Health Services. Here’s what expecting and new parents should know about the program. WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF…

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The Perks Of Modern Hearing Aid Technology

From ear trumpets and table-top microphones to powerful devices that fit inside the ear canal, hearing technology has come a long way in the last century. These days, hearing aids are nearly imperceptible and use the latest technology to allow you to hear clearly and without interference. Here’s a look at the perks of modern hearing aids…

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Speech And Hearing Month: Communication At Work

Speech and Hearing Month, which occurs annually in May, is an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the importance of early hearing screening and intervention. This year, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada has selected the theme Communication at Work to address specific challenges experienced by people with a communication disorder in the workplace. BARRIERS…

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Sudden Hearing Loss: What It Is And How To Cope With It

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. WHAT IS SUDDEN HEARING LOSS? Sudden hearing loss, also known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), refers to a rapid loss of hearing. It can occur immediately or over…

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Tips For Dealing With Hearing Aid Feedback

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. What is hearing aid feedback? Hearing aid feedback refers to a whistling noise that is produced when a sound…

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5 Ways To Protect Your Ears At The Gym

There are many reasons to go to the gym: to get stronger, to maintain a healthy weight and to feel better about life in general. But while your gym habit is undeniably great for your body and mind, it may be hurting your ears. The music that plays in the background or during a group…

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Hearing Loss: Its Impact On Schoolwork

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. HOW HEARING AND LEARNING ARE CONNECTED Hearing has a profound impact…

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Proper Hygiene Etiquette – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with the virus as “low for Canada”. To ensure the safety and health of our clients, many of whom are vulnerable to illness, we ask that you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell. UPON ARRIVAL TO SOUNDWAVE…

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Pediatric Hearing Aids

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. Kid-friendly Kids should get the chance to be kids…

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How Hearing Loss Can Impact Your Life

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…

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How To Deal With Hearing Loss As A Family

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. Here are some ways hearing loss affects family members: Difficulty…

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