Case Study: SARS-CoV-2 Virus Infecting the Inner Ear

Case Study: SARS-CoV-2 Virus Infecting the Inner Ear A recent study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear explored Covid-19 patients who reported on-set symptoms of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and balance problems after infection. The study provided evidence that the virus can infect cells of the inner ear, particularly hair cells. Researchers conducted the […]

I Just Got Diagnosed With Hearing Loss. Now What?

I just got diagnosed with hearing loss.  Now what? You’ve finally taken a hearing test and found out that you do in fact have a hearing loss. The diagnosis is official and you need hearing aids. Now what? It can be difficult to come to terms with this type of diagnosis, and even a bit […]

How Often Should You Get New Hearing Aids

How Often Should You Get New Hearing Aids? Hearing aids are life-changing and extremely valuable devices for many people who have hearing loss. It’s important to know when it’s time to replace these complex pieces of technology so you can get the best hearing experience possible. So, how often should you get new hearing aids? […]

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

How to prevent hearing loss in the workplace Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the leading work-related conditions and affects millions of people around the world. People who work with heavy machinery, in loud sound environments and noisy factories for example are commonly affected. According to “Public Health Burden of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss” a report […]

Signs of Hearing Loss – What to Look For

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Unlike vision loss where people tend to promptly seek assistance by wearing glasses, hearing loss tends to be ignored, become rationalized by age, or is blamed on others for not speaking clearly enough. Hearing loss is common for many people throughout Canada. According to the Stats Canada Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), 6% of […]

What are the risks of untreated hearing loss?

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What are the risks of untreated hearing loss? Hearing loss is quite common among a large portion of the population, but it isn’t rare for people with hearing loss to leave it untreated for long periods of time. What many don’t realize is that there are a concerning number of risks associated with untreated hearing […]

What Are T-Coils? How Do They Help My Hearing?

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As technology keeps improving, the list of hearing devices keeps expanding. Even though that’s a good thing overall, there are more and more “fancy” terms being thrown around. That can be confusing, and some users have difficulties noticing the difference between marketing and facts. As soon as you get into your research about hearing aids, […]

What Is an Audiogram? What Can It Tell Me About My Hearing?

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Did you know you could get your hearing tested for free?  The results are displayed on a graph, called audiogram, that shows the sounds a patient can hear at different frequencies. The closer the marks are to the top of the graph, the softer the sounds a person can identify.  Audiograms help us evaluate the […]

The Causes and Symptoms of Tinnitus

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Roughly 50 million North Americans are affected by tinnitus – but what exactly causes it? Tinnitus is the perception of sound with no external source and is a symptom rather than a condition itself, so there are several possible causes. Common causes for tinnitus include noise exposure, ototoxic medication, earwax build-up, lack of healthy ears, […]

What To Expect In A Hearing Test

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Noticing the symptoms of hearing loss and deciding how to approach treatment can be a daunting time full of countless questions. Everything from choosing who to consult and learning about treatment options can be unknown territory, and it helps to know what to expect. Hearing tests are routine and are often recommended even if there […]