Will I need time to adjust to my hearing aids?

Yes, it takes time to adjust to hearing aids. That’s because hearing is a complex operation involving the ears, nervous system and brain. It’s difficult to predict exactly how long it will take for you to adapt to your new hearing aids because the way each person hears and processes sounds is uniquely individual. It can take up to 4 months to feel fully comfortable with your new hearing aids. During this adjustment period you may need a number of [...]

Hearing Loss and Demographics

Many people assume that hearing loss is something that affects only old people. But hearing loss is no longer exclusive to the elderly. In fact, at least 65% of people with hearing loss are younger than 65 years old. So, why is this? One reason is that we live in an increasingly noisy society. The millennial generation in particular spend ever-longer hours immersed in noisy technology, personal entertainment devices, and ear-splitting nightclubs and restaurants. The WHO (World Health Organisation) is even [...]

Why do I need two hearing aids?

Some people look at the price of hearing aids and ask, ‘why do I need two hearing aids?’ With two hearing aids you will generally enjoy a range of benefits that include hearing quality and comfort as well as mental health. And the benefits of wearing two hearing aids usually far outweigh the cost of your investment. For some people, one hearing aid is sufficient. For example, people who have hearing loss in only one ear usually benefit from a [...]

How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?

Hearing aids are an investment in the improvement of your quality of life.  Research has shown the many dangers of ignoring hearing loss. When we prescribe a hearing aid and style, we take into account many factors such as: Lifestyle needs Occupation Cosmetic concerns Budget and price Family/friends concerns After having evaluated and addressed all of the above factors, our hearing professionals will prescribe a recommended hearing solution. Learn more about how much exactly a hearing aid can cost. 

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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 [...]

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.

10 Hearing Loss Myths You Should Stop Believing

You don’t need to be old to lose your hearing. Although seniors do have their unique health challenges, hearing loss can affect a person at any age. This is can be attributed to our evolving relationship with technology – especially music. Earbuds and festivals blare music that can damage your eardrum and cause hearing loss. However, there are many misconceptions about hearing loss that need to be clarified. Here are ten hearing loss myths you should stop believing if you [...]