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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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Get to know Sara Wilkinson!

Get to know Sara Wilkinson!

Posted Feb 4th, 2020 in Guelph, Staff

We wanted to include a little something about each of our amazing staff members! We will be asking each one some random questions and get their answers to give a little more insight into those that are here to help you on your journey to better hearing!

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February Recipe - Chocolate Raspberry French Toast

February Recipe - Chocolate Raspberry French Toast

Posted Feb 4th, 2020 in Recipes

Enjoy a decadent version of a brunch staple with this chocolate raspberry french toast. Easy to make and a great way to impress your loved one on Valentine's Day!

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When Ringing in the Ears Becomes Swinging in the Ears

When Ringing in the Ears Becomes Swinging in the Ears

Posted Jan 23rd, 2020 in Disorders, Tinnitus

You’ve probably heard of tinnitus—a ringing, hissing, buzzing or other persistent sound someone hears, even though there is no source of that sound to be seen. What you may not have heard much about however is Musical Ear Syndrome (MES), a form of tinnitus in which people actually hear phantom melodies.

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Why Bring a Companion to Your Hearing Appointment

Why Bring a Companion to Your Hearing Appointment

Posted Jan 10th, 2020 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

We always encourage patients to bring a companion with them when they come in for a consultation. Whether it’s a family member, friend or significant other, that companion can play a significant role in the successful treatment of hearing loss.

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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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How Hearing Aids Work

How Hearing Aids Work

Posted Nov 28th, 2019 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Technology

Have you ever seen a picture of someone using an ear trumpet? They were very early hearing aids that looked something like a musical instrument from a Dr. Seuss book. Sound was collected by a large opening at the end of a long, often curvy tube that ended in a smaller opening that was placed at the entrance to the ear canal.

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5 Facts to Help You Better Understand Hearing Aids

5 Facts to Help You Better Understand Hearing Aids

Posted Nov 21st, 2019 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Technology

Hearing aids have been around, helping people, for a long time. But most of the people who need one still shy away from them. There are all sorts of reasons that people give, ranging from cost to simply not wanting to be seen wearing something that makes them “look old.” Whatever the reason, the fact remains that close to half a billion people worldwide have a disabling hearing loss and most of them aren’t doing anything about it. Many can’t, due to poverty, but simply choose not to act. ...

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Can a Hearing Aid Keep You Out of the Hospital?

Can a Hearing Aid Keep You Out of the Hospital?

Posted Oct 24th, 2019 in Hearing Aids, News, Hearing Health

Reaching out for professional help and finding a solution to a hearing problem is a tried-and-true step toward better communication with the world around you. What may surprise you, is that it might also help you avoid spending time in hospitals. 

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