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Do Your Heart and Your Hearing a Favor 

You may not realize it, but a healthy heart is also important to maintaining healthy hearing. Like everything else in our bodies, the mechanisms that allow us to hear rely on healthy blood flow. Tiny vessels located in the inner ear are vital to powering the organ that translates soundwave vibrations into electrical impulses for […]

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Tips to improve communication for those with hearing loss 

Almost 100 years ago, in 1927, the Federation of Organizations for the Hard of Hearing introduced the National Hearing Week. By 1972, the event expanded to the Better Speech and Hearing month, celebrated in May of each year to advocate for communication disorders among those who are hearing impaired or have other communication difficulties.  This […]

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Burnaby Hearing Test Award 2022

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Hearing loss links to other health issues

The Link Between Hearing Loss, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes  A healthy heart not only helps you live longer but can help you hear longer too. Did you know that hearing loss is directly linked to your overall health, especially your cardiovascular health?  Research has recently proved that hearing loss is linked to cardiovascular disease and […]

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Age and hearing loss

  The human brain is made up of approximately one hundred billion neurons. Information travels between these neurons to comprehend everything we see, think and do.  So, what happens to our brain as we age and our senses start to fail?  March is brain awareness month and we want to talk about how cognitive decline […]

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Celebrating World Hearing Day with top 10 Hearing Loss Books for Children 

 “To hear for life, listen with care.” These wise words can help us navigate life, whether or not we or a loved one suffers from hearing loss. This is the theme of World Hearing Day, which is sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).  This event, celebrated on March 3rd of each year, seeks to […]

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Three Steps to Maintain Better Hearing in the New Year!

The bells have stopped ringing, the horns are all quiet, the fireworks spent and the countdown is finished. The dancing is done, the frivolity’s over, the toasts have been made and our resolutions proclaimed. The party may be over, but the new year stretches before us, glimmering with hope, new possibilities and the potential for […]

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Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month – a month dedicated to raising public awareness about hearing health, wellness and communication. According to WHO, approximately one-third of people over 65 years old are affected by disabling hearing loss. Our hearing is an essential aspect of our daily lives and Better Hearing Month is a great […]

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Untreated Hearing Loss & The Risk of Falls in Seniors

Recent research out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has suggested untreated hearing loss a risk factor for a very serious public health concern. Facts & Stats • Mild hearing loss nearly triples the risk of falling • For every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss, the risk of falling increases by an additional 140% […]

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Tinnitus Key Facts For GPs

Tinnitus is perceived sound in the absence of an external stimulus and is experienced by 10–15% of the population. The sound is usually unformed, such as buzzing, hissing or ringing. • Main risk factors for tinnitus are hearing loss, increasing age and gender (male).1 • Tinnitus is caused by potentially reversible changes in the brain, […]