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What to expect after you get your hearing aids

Congratulations on getting your new hearing aids! This is a big step and one that will have a positive impact on your life. Unfortunately, adjusting to wearing hearing aids is not quite as simple as getting used to a new pair of glasses. You should expect an adjustment period during which time your brain will … Continue reading 

How to Choose the Right Hearing Aids for You

Do you think you need hearing aids? What’s the next step? There are many different options available when it comes to hearing aids and the decision can be overwhelming. There is no one size fits all solution. When one of our audiologists makes a hearing aid recommendation, they are taking different factors in to consideration … Continue reading 

Hearing Month!

May is Better Hearing Month, and we would like to take this opportunity to discuss hearing tests. We recommended you have a baseline hearing test before you turn 50 and before you start noting any decline in your hearing. We know hearing goes down with age and most people know the classic signs of hearing … Continue reading 

How to Protect your Hearing from Noise Damage

When we think about harmful noise levels that could damage our hearing most people think of gun shots, jet engines, or rock concerts. However, it is not only the loudness of the sound that could cause damage but also the amount of time you are exposed to it. Most people know that a brief, very … Continue reading 

Holiday Greetings

Our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season. Here are some tips and tricks to make communication easier for you or a loved one during the holiday season. Be upfront about your hearing loss Let people know you have a hearing loss Ask people to speak slow and clear Pick a strategic seat At the … Continue reading 

Reopening Monday June 8th, 2020

We are excited to say that we will be reopening and allowed to see patients again on Monday June 8th. We will not be back to our normal operations at this time. Under the guidance of our College and the Department of Health we will be restricted on what we do and who we see … Continue reading 

COVID-19 Update

In compliance with the Nova Scotia State of Emergency and recommendations from the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer, The Hearing Specialists clinics will remain closed for this period. We will reopen when given the ok from government officials. During this time, we will be checking our voicemail and email regularly. If you are having issues … Continue reading 

All About Earwax

Did you know that a small amount of wax in your ears is actually healthy? Earwax has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and it can help to prevent foreign bodies from entering your ear canal. Your ear canals are self-cleaning to a degree. The old wax is pushed out of your ear with new skin growth, … Continue reading 

The Importance of a Baseline Hearing Assessment

There’s a shocking statistic that the average wait time to have your hearing checked after you notice trouble hearing is seven years! As audiologists, we recommend a routine hearing assessment every one to two years to monitor your hearing health, but this monitoring should start long before you notice any difficulty. Here are some reasons … Continue reading 

Managing Listening Fatigue

December is often one of the busiest months of the year. Whether it’s prepping for company, keeping on top of holiday baking, or making an appearance at more parties than you can count, the festive season can be tiring. Add on the effort it takes to listen with a hearing loss, and you’re bound to … Continue reading