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Hitting the Water? Don’t Forget Your Swimmers' Earplugs for Ear Protection!

Hitting the Water? Don’t Forget Your Swimmers' Earplugs for Ear Protection!

Posted Sep 10th, 2020 in Hearing Health, Hearing Protection

You’ve packed the swimsuits, floats, safety vests, caps, goggles, kids, and snacks for a summer afternoon at the lake or neighborhood pool, but what about the earplugs?

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Destigmatizing Hearing Loss: It Affects People of All Ages

Destigmatizing Hearing Loss: It Affects People of All Ages

Posted Aug 28th, 2020 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Technology

When you think about eyeglasses, what do you think of? Most likely your own pair or those of loved ones. If you’re more fashion-minded, you might even think about that funky pair you saw recently on one of your favorite celebrities. You definitely don’t think of old age. But what about when you think of hearing aids? Probably a different story.  

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Let the Music Play (at a Reasonable Volume)

Let the Music Play (at a Reasonable Volume)

Posted Jul 23rd, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Tips & Tricks

Whether or not you have your various streaming devices set for auto-play, odds are very good you spend a considerable amount of time streaming music and video in the course of a day. There’s nothing wrong with that; it’s a fact of contemporary technology. But to get the most benefit out of any technology, you need to use it responsibly. In the case of smartphones, tablets, and various portable music players, that means being careful about volume levels. If the volume on your streaming device...

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Interesting Connections Between Hearing and Your Overall Health

Interesting Connections Between Hearing and Your Overall Health

Posted Jul 8th, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Disorders, Hearing Health, Comorbidity

In the hearing care profession, we find that this is a great time of year to raise awareness about the connections between overall health and hearing health. People are often surprised to find out how just how linked hearing is to the rest of the body.

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Hearing Health and Food

Hearing Health and Food

Posted Jun 11th, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Nutrition, Tips & Tricks

You hear what you eat... or something like that! That’s right, there’s a connection between proper nutrition and good hearing. Every part of your body depends, in one way or another, on what you eat and drink; it only makes sense that the parts responsible for allowing you to hear would be nutrient-dependent, too.

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The Facts About Hearing Loss

The Facts About Hearing Loss

Posted Feb 27th, 2020 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health, Comorbidity

Do you know anyone with hearing loss? You may know one, you may know several. You may THINK you don’t know anyone at all who has a hearing problem. The fact is, hearing loss is a lot more common than many people think it is. Hearing loss comes on very gradually, so someone close to you could be in the process of compensating for a hearing loss even they haven’t noticed yet.

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The Simcoe Mind, Body, Spirit, Health, Wellness & Recreation Fair

The Simcoe Mind, Body, Spirit, Health, Wellness & Recreation Fair

Posted Feb 24th, 2020 in Past Events, Simcoe, Hearing Health

Join our team at the Mind*Body*Spirit Health Wellness & Recreation Fair

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Upgrade Your Heart Health

Upgrade Your Heart Health

Posted Feb 11th, 2020 in Disorders, Hearing Health, Comorbidity, Tips & Tricks

Being a human is complicated. There’s a lot about it to try and understand, especially when it comes to all the interrelated aspects of the human body. Here’s an interesting fact you may never have heard before: the state of your heart can affect the state of your hearing. We understand how that can sound a little fishy, but there have been 60-plus years of research into the heart/hearing connection.

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Are Smoking and Hearing Loss Related?

Are Smoking and Hearing Loss Related?

Posted Dec 24th, 2019 in Hearing Health

We wouldn’t exactly be reporting a news flash if we told you that smoking is bad for you. It would be highly unusual if you hadn’t heard about the links between cigarettes and cancer, heart disease and respiratory issues. You might be surprised, however, to hear that smoking is also dangerous to your hearing. That connection has been known about for quite some time but doesn’t get the kind of press the links to other health problems do.

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Are Hearing Loss and Weight Related?

Are Hearing Loss and Weight Related?

Posted Dec 5th, 2019 in Hearing Loss, Hearing Health

You have probably heard a great deal about the connection between bodyweight and the likelihood of developing such conditions as sleep apnea, diabetes and heart disease. What you may not have heard much about is the link between hearing loss and bodyweight.  In order to begin understanding that connection, you must first know something about the “hair cell,” an exceptionally small but incredibly important part of the inner ear.

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