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Do You Have a Hearing Loss?

Hearing Loss is an invisible disability and affects people of all ages. It is often left untreated until it has negatively impacted the lives of the hard-of-hearing and everyone around them. Approximately 3 million Canadians...

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Types of Hearing Aids

There are 5 types of modern hearing aids. Each class of devices has unique benefits to help suit your lifestyle and maximize your satisfaction with the devices that you choose. For more details of what will work best for you call...

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Types of Hearing Aid Technology

Just as there are many types of people with a wide variety of needs and wants, there is also an excellent variety of hearing aids to suit.  The following offers a brief overview.  For more details about what will work...

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WARNING: Buying Hearing Aids from the Internet?

Serious Health Risks In Ontario, a prescription is required by law prior to a hearing aid being dispensed. Without obtaining the assistance of qualified hearing healthcare professionals, you will not have obtained proper...

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Buyer Beware: The Danger of Buying Hearing Aids Over the Internet

I was having a conversation with a man at the gym the other day, and the talk turned to hearing aids. The man, in his 70s, admitted he was hard of hearing, but was reluctant to get hearing aids because he found them so...

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The Link between Diabetes Mellitus and Sensorineural Hearing Loss

A Summary of the Evidence By Eirini Mihanatzidou, MA(Hons), M.Aud, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, and Rhonda Kerlew, RN, BScN, MBA About the Authors Eirini Mihanatzidou (far left) is the president and chief audiologist of Brilliant...

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Cochlear Implantation Associated with Improved Speech Perception

Cochlear implantation was associated with improved speech perception and cognitive function in adults 65 years or older with profound hearing loss, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck...

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Text with 9-1-1

New Text with 9-1-1 Service Increases Safety for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired Canadians By Ashlee Smith About the Author Ashlee Smith is the manager of communications with the Canadian Wireless...

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Understanding Meniere’s Disease

Many of us have felt dizzy after standing up too quickly or have heard ringing in our ears after attending a noisy public event. And, we’ve probably also felt fullness in our ear as the result of a bad cold or upper respiratory...

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Tinnitus: A Primer

Feature By Dr. Phillip Wade, DDS, MD, FRCS(C)

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Stress Makes Exhausted Women Over-Sensitive to Sounds

Women suffering from stress-related exhaustion exhibit hypersensitivity to sounds when exposed to stress. In some cases, a sound level corresponding to a normal conversation can be perceived as painful. This according to a study...

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Sleep Apnea, Sudden Deafness Linked

A New Taiwanese Study Suggests That People Suffering From Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Are At A Slightly Greater Risk of Developing Sudden Hearing Loss.

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Red Wine and Red Grapes Help Protect Against Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Previous research has shown that a chemical compounds found in certain wine and grapes can reduce the risk of heart disease, but a new study has found that those compounds may also protect against hearing loss and cognitive...

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Musicians, Music Lovers and Military Maintain Greatest Risk for Tinnitus

The prevalence of tinnitus is no secret in today’s society, with – according to the American Tinnitus Association – more than 50 million people in the United States alone suffering from the condition. At the same time, accurately...

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Motorcycle Helmets May Cause Hearing Loss

A lot of riders chose to wear helmets in order to be safe on the road. But a new study shows that helmets may not be as safe as we think. Helmets may do a good job at protecting our skulls from impact, but at the same time, they...

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The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

By Daniel McDermott, Dawn Konrad-Martin, Donald F. Austin, Susan Griest, Garnett P. McMillan and Stephen A. Fausti

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Cotton Swabs a Threat to Eardrums, But 97% of Cases Heal Naturally

The bad news: A study by Henry Ford Hospital shows a direct association between cotton swab use and ruptured eardrum. The good news: The study also shows that, in most cases, the rupture heals on its own and surgery is only...

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Link Between Hearing Loss and Certain Chronic Diseases

Hearing loss isn't a harmless condition to be ignored. In fact, hearing loss often coexists with other serious health problems. And a growing body of research indicates that there may be a link. Studies show that people with...

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Hearing loss may be an early sign of dementia

Gradual hearing loss is a common symptom of aging, but in some people it may also be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease.

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