Hearing Loss Tips

March 7, 2019

Closed Captioning Increases Comprehension With or Without Hearing Aids

Watching TV is a favourite past-time for many Canadians. Unfortunately, understanding television can be difficult for hard of hearing individuals, even with the best hearing aids. With new TV’s getting sleeker and more slender, speakers have been put on the back of the TV. In […]
March 3, 2019
woman checking her hearing through our online hearing screener and an iPad and headphones

World Hearing Day: Check your hearing!

World Hearing Day 2019: Check Your Hearing! March 3rd is World Hearing Day. World Hearing Day is a campaign held each year by the World Health Organization’s (WHO), Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness.The campaign’s objective is to share information and promote actions towards […]
December 14, 2018
Fireworks above the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, Canada can be loud enough to cause damage to your hearing

Prevent Ringing in the Ears when Ringing in the New Year!

Ottawa is fortunate to celebrate so many wonderful events throughout the year. Many of which we celebrate with the use of fireworks as the celebrations come to an end. Consequently, participating in these events and celebrating statutory holidays with family and friends is always fun, […]
December 10, 2018
A woman sleeping while wearing Phonak Lyric hearing aids, which stay in your ears 24/7 for months at a time.

Sleep Disorders and their Effects on Hearing Loss

It’s no surprise that our body’s overall health can affect our hearing systems. The ear is a phenomenal structure that is responsible for transmitting and transducing sound nearly instantaneously and relaying that information to our brain for processing and cognition. Within the ear, there are […]
November 23, 2018
Forget the stigma of hearing aids, Styletto is so far removed from what anyone thinks of as a hearing aid.

Stigma and Hearing Aids

Stigmatisation, is the subjective mark of shame, or disease linked with many conditions such as obesity, blindness, paraplegia and many others. The perceived stigma for hearing loss is often feeling that one is discriminated or judged negatively because of their hearing loss. Stigma associated hearing […]