Hearing Loss Tips

September 14, 2018
Cyclist riding through a city street

Are Cyclists At Risk Of Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

In the last few years, Canada’s capital faced many changes to adapt to the growing cycling trend. With new bike lanes, pathways and facilities, the city of Ottawa is the only designated Gold-level Bicycle Friendly community in Ontario. As a result, the cyclist’s share of morning peak period travel grew by 41% between 2005 and 2011. Click this link to […]
September 5, 2018
young man about to bite into a hamburger - the sound of which can be a major trigger for those with misophonia

Misophonia – The Strong Aversion To Certain Sounds

An Aversion, Which Boarders on a Hatred of Certain Sounds (Information from Medical Hypothesis on sciencedirect.com) Misophonia, known as a strong aversion to certain sounds, or the selective sound sensitivity syndrome, is a reality where individuals are triggered by soft sounds typically produced by other people. The triggers are typically chewing, slurping, swallowing, heavy breathing, sniffing, throat clearing and lip […]
September 3, 2018
Living room setup with an area rug and soft furniture help with reducing noise in your home

Reducing Noise in Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary, it is often where we feel most comfortable, relaxed and at ease. After a long day at work, running errands, or maybe even returning from a trip, there is no better feeling than returning to your home base. However, our homes are filled with noise generating machines. Reducing noise in your home can have many positive […]
August 20, 2018
Female scientist holding potentially ototoxic medication

Ototoxic Medications

(Adapted from the Canadian Hearing Society Blog  – February 7, 2018) There is a rather large list of prescription medications that are currently or have previously been on the market that have the ability to cause hearing loss, either temporary or permanent. When medications result in hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or balance disorders, they are known as ototoxic. […]
August 15, 2018
Man exercising with MFi hearing aids - running while streaming music directly from his phone

Exercising With Hearing Aids

Physical activity is an important part of daily life. An active lifestyle helps reduce health complications, improves sleep, aides concentration and allows us to eat without remorse. Hearing aid users often take off their hearing aids while exercising for two main reasons. The first is a fear of damaging them with sweat and moisture. The second is fear of losing […]