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Assistive Listening Devices

With hearing loss, trouble hearing the sounds in your environment can be a safety concern. Hearing aids certainly improve this awareness during waking hours, while your hearing aids are on your ears, but some situations still present challenges and safety concerns. Assistive listening devices can help bridge this gap and improve independence. One of the … Continue reading Assistive Listening Devices

The Trouble with Background Noise

The most common issue for people with hearing loss is trouble hearing in background noise. Whether it’s struggling to hear in a noisy restaurant, or problems following a conversation with a group of people, background noise creates some challenges. First, the changes in your hearing system that cause a hearing loss can also lead to … Continue reading The Trouble with Background Noise

Summertime Hearing Health

With the warmest months just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to keep your ears safe and healthy during the summertime. Here are a few things to consider as we get outdoors and enjoy the long days and fresh air: Swim Plugs: If you or your child are prone to swimmer’s ear, … Continue reading Summertime Hearing Health

Meet Jenifer

For those of our patients who haven’t yet met our newest Audiologist, we are happy to introduce Jenifer Bethune. She has been with us since March 2018 and has joined our team for the duration of Jenna’s maternity leave. She is seeing patients at our Elmsdale location Monday through Wednesday, and at our Upper Tantallon … Continue reading Meet Jenifer

The History of Hearing Aids

Not long ago, hearing aids might have been thought of as the stuff of science fiction. In the early 1800s, people with hearing loss would carry around large horn shaped funnels (also known as ear horns) to press against their ears during conversations. This approach began centuries earlier when people would actually hollow out animal … Continue reading The History of Hearing Aids

Healthy Heart, Healthy Ears

Your basic hearing system is made up of three main parts – your outer ear, your middle ear, and your inner ear. Of these three parts, your inner ear, or your cochlea, is the most complicated, since this is where physical movement from sound gets translated into signals that can travel along your hearing nerve … Continue reading Healthy Heart, Healthy Ears