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Beyond the High Technology ‘Hype’ for Hearing aids

When it comes to the subject of hearing aids, there are countless sources and opinions on which type and brand is the best, as well as a lot of discussion about the different levels of technology. Whether it comes from the internet, hearing aid clinics, or family and friends, there seems to be an overwhelming …

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Detrimental Effects Of Ignoring Longstanding Hearing Loss On The Brain

The human brain is a vastly complex and remarkable creation of biological engineering. To give an idea of just how vast, one only needs to consider that if its 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, were laid out end-to-end, they would measure 1000 km and, while only comprising 2% of average body weight (1.3-1.4kg or …

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Noise Sensitivity In Patients With Post-Concussion Syndrome

One common post-concussion symptom is an over-sensitivity to sound. Situations, in which noise levels had been previously tolerable, may now be unbearable, painful and even cause more symptoms– often immediately. Dining at a favourite restaurant or shopping at usual times are avoided as noise levels are deemed to be unacceptable, possibly leading to mental exhaustion or headaches. The effects of sound, or the …

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How a hearing aid is chosen and set up

When deciding upon a hearing aid, there are a few important points which must be addressed before it is first chosen, then programmed to meet the needs of those wearing them. We will begin the process by asking about your general health, hearing history and concerns, then proceed with an ear exam and comprehensive hearing test.   At this point, however, we only know …

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Hearing Loss & Protection for Musicians

Pete Townsend of ‘The Who’ was the first high-profile act to vocalize that, given enough time, almost every musician, whether Rock or Classical, will eventually blow their ears while they are blowing away their audience.   Townsend, has permanently lost a substantial portion of his hearing and now must rely upon others to tune his guitar.  He also …

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Difference’s between an independently owned hearing aid clinic and manufacturers-owned clinic’s

Until the Internet age, information sources on hearing aids were limited to the opinions of those working at hearing aid clinics and those who wear them.  Internet postings, however, are written by people who also, as all of us do, have biases and are affected by them.   It’s fair to say that all  hearing …

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