Dementia & minor hearing loss; what’s the link?

We already know that there is a link between mild to severe hearing loss and dementia. Hearing loss is one of the most commonly reported disorders in our aging population and it affects more than 75% of those aged over 70. The risk of developing dementia increases significantly with the degree of hearing loss. But

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What viruses cause hearing loss?

The global presence of Covid-19 means that viruses are very much in the news at the moment. Most people associate hearing loss with loud noise or old age but there are a number of illnesses that can cause hearing loss. Viruses, in particular, are strongly implicated in sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). Indeed, there is

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How do tinnitus maskers work?

Annoying noises (tinnitus) in your ears is one of the first symptoms of hearing loss. Tinnitus affects large numbers of Canadians and is often a permanent and painful condition that seriously impacts the daily life of those affected. Tinnitus usually manifests as a hissing or ringing tone and it can make daily life almost unbearable

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The Process of Buying Hearing Aids

If you’re thinking about buying hearing aids then you need to read this first. Buying and more importantly wearing the correct hearing aids can transform your life. But deciding which hearing aids are best for you is a process. Getting clarity on the following steps or questions will help make buying hearing aids a much

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Which hearing aid brand is the best?

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to improve your hearing with a hearing aid but you don’t know which one to choose. It might seem like there are so many brands out there and they all offer different technologies and features. Frankly, it can seem a little confusing and even overwhelming. But it’s likely there is

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a growing problem in today’s noisy world. Our ears are constantly assaulted by noise throughout our daily lives. Excessive noise is a particular problem in many workplaces. Fortunately, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides some financial support for those affected by NIHL in the workplace. Workplaces that

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Are Toronto’s venues causing hearing loss?

Listen to House of Hearing’s very own Kathy Gewer guest on Jeff McArthur’s 640 Toronto radio show. A new app called SoundPrint allows users to record their surroundings and measure if they are in danger of harming their hearing. The app is making its way into different cities, Toronto being among the first outside of

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How hearing aids can improve your happiness

Research shows that hearing aids can improve your happiness and quality of life. Sadly, only 20% of Canadians who would hear better with hearing aids choose to wear them. If you have hearing loss and choose not to wear hearing aids you could be missing out on a lot more than you realise. There are

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Involve Family In Your Hearing Appointment

Dealing with hearing loss is a challenge. As with any challenge it really helps to have supportive people around you. And the earlier you get your family up to speed with how hearing loss is affecting you the easier your journey can be. That’s why it really makes sense to involve family members or a

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Questions to ask your hearing professional

You’re probably reading this because you suspect you have hearing loss or your family or work colleagues been on at you to get your hearing tested. Maybe you’ve even got as far as booking a hearing test. Congratulations but now you’ll want to know what sort of questions you need to ask your hearing professional.

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