How to Interpret Hearing Test Results

When you complete a hearing test your audiologist will hand you the test results in the form of an audiogram. The graphs, crosses, circles and lines may look a little confusing at first but the test results are really not that daunting. And understanding your hearing test will help you make really well-informed decisions about the best treatment for your needs. What then does a hearing test measure and how do you interpret the results? Your audiologist may conduct a [...]

How to choose an audiologist

Hearing problems can be uncomfortable and even painful and scary. And the uncertainty is often the worst part. The anxiety can build when you start wondering is there a solution, is it a sign of something even more serious and so on? That’s why you need to find a qualified, highly respected audiologist you can trust. You see, that uncertainty is made worse when you’re not sure who to turn to. So we’ve created this short guide to help you [...]

The Price of Hearing Aids in Toronto, Canada

One of the biggest myths around is that the price of hearing aids in Canada is too high. But if you are one of the 80% of Canadians with hearing loss who do not wear hearing aids then you stand to lose a lot more than the price of a hearing aid. Refusing to get hearing aids may be one of the most expensive mistakes you make. Resistance around the cost of hearing aids arises because you may not fully [...]

How does hearing loss affect your health?

Hearing loss can affect your health in many ways including your mental and emotional well-being and your physical health. Studies show that hearing loss in some cases may also indicate other very serious underlying health issues such as diabetes and cardiac disease. The research also suggests that allowing hearing loss to go untreated can significantly increase many of these impacts on your overall health. How does hearing loss affect your mental health? Hearing loss makes it hard to communicate and this [...]

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 [...]

casues of hearing loss in one ear

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 Strokes Other causes may include a build-up of earwax or swimmers ear (ear infection). But [...]

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 [...]

5 Warning Signs That Show You Need To Go For A Hearing Test

Admitting you may need to go for a hearing test is one thing. Acknowledging you may need to get a hearing aid is quite another. There sometimes shame and embarrassment attached to the idea of hearing loss. It is also hard to admit you need help. That is why some people wait until it’s too late to get a hearing test done and get help. You or a loved one might be in this situation too. The Five Signs You Need [...]

Hearing Loss May Be A Risk Factor For Dementia

Take a look at the relationship between hearing loss and dementia and how hearing loss can increase your risk of dementia. Hearing Loss May Be A Risk Factor For Dementia There are many studies that suggest a correlation between hearing loss and dementia. One study found, for example, that people with age-related hearing loss were twice as likely to suffer from cognitive impairment and 2.4 times more likely to suffer from dementia. The problem is that the correlation requires more study. One [...]