Smart Hearing Devices: Take Your Hearing Into the Future!

Our world is full of smart devices: from phones and cameras to TVs and even our electricity meters—our technology is smarter than ever! What does “smart” mean, exactly? It means our devices can communicate with each other, whether it be via apps on our phones or a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. These smart devices make our lives easier by simplifying … Read More

How Can Hearing Loss Affect Your Energy?

You may know people who have boundless energy morning to night, even accomplishing many more tasks in a day than the average person. You yourself may feel that it is difficult to endure a night out with friends or a long meeting at work without feeling physically exhausted afterwards. If you have hearing loss, the reason for this is called … Read More

Could There be a Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia?

As we age, most of us expect to experience some hearing loss. It is considered a normal part of aging, and other than hindered communication and minor annoyance, is not seen as a major health issue. More and more studies, however, are linking hearing loss with mental decline and dementia, which is increasing concern over this “minor” consequence of aging. … Read More

Pool Time! Avoid Swimmer’s Ear with These Tips

It’s summer time, and for most of us, that means we will spend some hot days in the pool. Pool time is a lot of fun, but it also comes with the risk of swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s ear is a type of ear infection caused by bacteria that breeds in the ear canal when moisture is trapped there. As part … Read More

Gene Therapy May be the Answer to Hearing Loss

One billion people throughout the world are at risk of experiencing hearing loss at some point in their lives. Scientists have therefore been working to find solutions to this growing problem. Hearing aids and cochlear implants have seen rapid improvements and advances in technology, but they still merely mimic the hearing process, and don’t cure it. Complaints such as tinny … Read More

Simple Steps to Protect and Preserve Your Hearing

The key to preserving hearing is prevention. Once hearing function has been diminished or lost, there is no way to reverse it. Unfortunately many do not realize all of the easy things we can do to protect our hearing while we still have it. Here are a few simple steps to prevent hearing loss and protect your hearing health now, … Read More

Undiagnosed Hearing Loss Associated with Social Isolation in Seniors

Are you a socialite? If so, there may be another good reason to have your hearing (or the hearing of a loved one) tested. A recent study at the University of British Columbia found that seniors who experience hearing loss are more likely to suffer from both social isolation and cognitive impairment. The study at UBC Okanagan looked at seniors … Read More

Welcome to May: Better Hearing Month!

With aging comes normal changes in hearing, as well as language and speech. There are ways to maintain good hearing and speech, however. Here are a few ways to keep your hearing in tip-top shape: Protection Can Prevent Hearing Loss. When participating in loud activities, such as going to a concert, mowing the lawn or spending time building in the … Read More

Improve Listening Skills by Training Your Brain

Did you know that most of the work of hearing is done not by your ears but by your brain? It’s true that sounds are taken in by our ears, and they must function properly for us to hear, but processing the sounds into meaning is solely a function of our brains. What is the difference between hearing and listening? … Read More

Could Hearing Loss be Related to Snoring?

If you sleep in the same room with someone who snores often, you know it can be an annoyance and cause you to lose sleep. Recent research is also finding, however, that pesky noise can have serious health impacts on both the snorer and those around them. If you sleep beside someone who snores, you may be at a higher … Read More