Why do I have a hard time hearing in noisy situations?

If you have a hard time hearing in noisy situations you’re not alone nor is it surprising. We live in an increasingly noisy world. Noise levels in workplaces as well as restaurants, bars, concerts and even shops can reach dangerous levels. For example, studies show that noise levels in some New York bars regularly reach 100 dB and that the average sound level in Toronto nightclubs hits 96dB–well over the safe limit for unprotected noise exposure. And for those [...]

What’s the relationship between hearing loss and tinnitus?

Have you ever wondered what the connection is between hearing loss and tinnitus? The reality is those whistling, humming noises known as tinnitus are more closely related to hearing damage and hearing loss than you might think. Studies have shown that as many as 72% of tinnitus sufferers also experience hearing loss. Research into the exact nature of the connection between hearing loss and tinnitus is still in its infancy but if you’re experiencing tinnitus there’s a pretty good chance [...]

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Causes of hearing loss in one ear

Causes of hearing loss in one ear Hearing loss in one ear can be both sudden and dramatic. Losing your hearing in one ear is also serious and potentially permanent. So, what can cause hearing loss in one ear? There are a wide range of factors that can cause deafness in one ear (unilateral hearing loss) including:SSHL– Sudden sensorineural hearing loss Infections and autoimmune diseases Head injuries Ménière’s disease Ototoxic drugs StrokesOther causes may include a build-up of earwax or swimmers ear (ear infection). But [...]

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House of Hearing’s Maryam on Global News

Our very own chief Audiologist Maryam Ghaderi was interviewed this week by Global News on the topic of earwax and hearing loss. In this article Maryam helps the reader understand the health effects of excessive earwax buildup. Here is the Article. In the Article, Maryam Ghaderi talks about the dangers of loud noises in our everyday environments and how they may lead to hearing loss. She then goes on to talk about the importance of protecting our hearing, in part by wearing [...]

How hearing aids can improve your quality of life

How hearing aids improve your quality of life Hearing aids improve quality of life by a number of means which we will discuss here. Hearing loss can have a serious impact on your daily life. Fortunately, wearing hearing aids can vastly improve your quality of life and make everyday interactions so much easier and more enjoyable. hearing aids can improve all aspects of your life including:Communication and relationships Mental and emotional well-being Physical health Social life Earning capacity.Let’s explore in more [...]

Don’t want your hearing checked? 6 Reasons you’ll probably regret it

40% of Canadians between the ages of 20 and 79 have some hearing loss. And many more may not even be aware of just how serious their hearing loss is. That’s scary. For some people the thought of having a hearing test falls into the too hard, don’t want to know basket. But by not having your hearing tested you run the risk of severe damage to your long-term health and well-being. Here are five risks you face when you [...]

Cancer and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and cancer are closely related as some types of cancer treatments can permanently damage a patient’s hearing. Hearing loss can be induced by the following:Chemotherapy ​(Cisplatin, Carboplatin) Radiation therapy​ (to head, ear, or brain) Surgery ​(to brain, ear, or auditory nerve) Aminoglycoside antibiotics​ (erythromycin, neomycin, gentamicin, streptomycin, tobramycin) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs​ (NSAIDs) (ibuprofen, naproxen sodium) Aspirin ​(taken in large amounts) Loop diuretics ​(furosemide, ethacrynic acid) Some ​heart and blood pressure medications​ (metoprolol) Some ​anti-nausea medications​ (promethazine)House of Hearing Audiologists recommend hearing testing before and after treatment [...]

How-To Videos

For your convenience and with the wonderful help of Phonak, we are happy to bring to you a series of How-To videos that show you the procedures involved in cleaning and maintaining your hearing aids. This page will be regularly updated to include new videos. To start viewing the videos please click here. Feel free to send us your suggestions if you wish us to highlight any other steps.