Ontario physicians are often asked to advise, refer, and support patients with hearing care questions and concerns. AHIP provides CPD-approved seminars and helpful articles that prepare physicians to respond to these issues. We work to keep all healthcare providers engaged with the latest information about hearing care in Ontario.
Ted Venema Talks: Directional Mics and Noise Reduction
Dr. Ted Venema discusses different types of directional microphones and their impact on hearing aid users.
Ted Venema Talks: Hearing Aids and Their Digital Programs
Dr. Ted Venema discusses the importance of digital programs with regards to hearing aids and speech intelligibility.
Ted Venema Talks: Hearing Aids for the Ears
Dr. Ted Venema discusses the difference between fitting glasses on eyes and fitting hearing aids on ears.
Ted Venema Talks: Binaural Hearing
Dr. Ted Venema discusses binaural summation, directional hearing and the cocktail effect.
Ted Venema Talks: Sudden Hearing Loss
Dr. Ted Venema discusses the signs and symptoms of sudden hearing loss and the importance of immediate treatment.
Ted Venema Talks: Hearing Loss and Dementia
Dr. Ted Venema discusses the researched relationship between hearing loss and dementia.
Ted Venema Talks: Hearing Loss and Speech
Dr. Ted Venema discusses presbycusis and the trouble with the treble speech sounds.
Ted Venema Talks: Tinnitus
Dr. Ted Venema discusses the occurence and treatment of Tinnitus and its association to hearing loss.
Ted Venema Talks: Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Dr. Ted Venema discusses hearing loss caused by long term exposure to noise.
Diagnosing Common and Middle External Ear Pathology by Dr. Rick Fox, ENT.
The eyes have it when it comes to identifying the ear complaints that most frequently present in primary care By Rick Y. Fox, M. D., F.R.C.S. (C.) - Editor and Contributing Author - Dr. Fox has been a staff member at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto for 23 years,...
How To Read an Audiogram
How to Read an AudiogramUp to three million Canadians suffer from some form of hearing loss, meaning one in 10 of your patients may already have symptoms. That makes it one of the most common forms of chronic illness you will see in general practice. The cause of...
Articles for Physicians
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. STORY HIGHLIGHTS In some people, gradual hearing loss may also be an early sign of types of dementia "We listen with our ears but hear with our...
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 heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney...
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 necessary for the most severe cases. The...
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 Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease that causes microvascular and neurologic complications and affects one in five veterans receiving care at the...
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 could be damaging our hearing. The...
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 diagnosing tinnitus can be...
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 decline. According to researchers from the...
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. OSA is a nighttime disorder that causes pauses in breathing during sleep. Previous studies had linked untreated...
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 from Karolinska Institutet and...
Tinnitus: A Primer
Feature By Dr. Phillip Wade, DDS, MD, FRCS(C) Despite a major breakthrough in tinnitus research by Dr. Pavel Jastreboff in the 1990s with his neurophysiological model, tinnitus (Jastreboff 1990) still remains an enigma, a puzzle yet to be completely solved. What is...
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 infection. But when those three symptoms...
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 Telecommunications Association (CWTA). The Ottawa-based group...
Consumer Groups/Hearing-Related Organizations
- Better Hearing Institute
- Canadian Hard-of-Hearing Association
- Canadian Hearing Society
- Canadian International Hearing Services
- Guide Dogs
- Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
- Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Regulated Health Professions Act
- Canadian Auditory Equipment Association
- Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society
- Conestoga College
- George Brown College
- MacEwan University
- Rosemont College
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