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News & Information

Sep 13 2018

Types of hearing loss: Mixed

Previously we have discussed sensorineural and conductive hearing loss. Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both types of hearing loss. For example one may have a sensorineural hearing loss due to noise exposure, and further hearing loss on top of that due to wax, fluid, infection, or other conditions that block sound from getting to the inner ear.

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Sep 06 2018

Types of hearing loss: Conductive

A conductive hearing loss occurs when an obstruction or physical abnormality prevents sound from reaching the inner ear. Common symptoms of conductive hearing loss include:

1. A feeling of fullness or pressure.
2. Pain.
3. Your own voice sounds hollow or like it is reverberating.
4. Tinnitus (often a low pitch humming or buzzing, but can include all pitches).
5. Difficulty hearing.

Many instances of conductive hearing loss occur in one ear only, which means the above symptoms will usually occur in one ear. That being said, sometimes conductive hearing loss affects both ears. So, what are the causes of conductive hearing loss?

1. A buildup of earwax.
2. Pressure in the middle ear.
3. Fluid buildup in the middle ear.
4. Infection of the outer or middle ear.
5. Otosclerosis, which is a fusion of the tiny bones of the middle ear, stopping them from conducting sound properly.
6. Damage to the eardrum, such as a perforation.
7. Cholesteatoma, which is a non-cancerous skin growth in the middle ear.

Fortunately, most instances of conductive hearing loss are reversible with proper medical intervention. For example, clearing the wax, or treating an ear infection will result in a clearing of symptoms if these are the causes. For fluid that doesn’t clear up on its own, an Ear Nose and Throat specialist will often insert a tube to drain it.

No matter the cause, if you are experiencing symptoms of conductive hearing loss, the first step is to have a hearing evaluation to identify the problem and find the right solution. For more information please contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations below.

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Aug 30 2018

Accurate Hearing will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labour Day

Please note that our offices will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labour Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 4th.

Have a safe and fun long weekend.

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Aug 23 2018

Types of hearing loss: Sensorineural

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common form of hearing loss. It is also the most insidious as it often occurs very gradually, leading people to have a hard time identifying it until it becomes a significant problem. However, you can identify it early if you know what signs to look for.

Early signs of sensorineural hearing loss:

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Aug 08 2018

Is hearing loss inevitable?

Hearing loss is more prevalent among older populations. However, is hearing loss inevitable as we age? The answer is complicated. It’s true there are more instances of hearing loss in older people, but is this due to ageing itself or a lifetime of accumulated noise exposure. The answer is likely some of both.

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Aug 03 2018

Humidity and your hearing aids

It’s hot out there! Did you know that humidity can impact how your hearing aids are working? High humidity can cause moisture to buildup in your hearing aids, particularly under the microphone covering and in the battery compartment.

How can you protect your hearing aids from excess moisture? Storing them somewhere safe and dry, with the battery doors open is a good start. A Dri-aid kit is also a good investment. These little kits don’t cost much, but can save you a lot in repair costs. Most have a compartment with tiny beads that absorb moisture. When you store your hearing aids in the kit at night these beads will help dry out your hearing aids. There are also more powerful electronic kits available as well for people with chronic moisture buildup in their hearing aids. Ask the professionals at Accurate Hearing for more details.

Finally, bringing your hearing aids in for regular maintenance can also help prevent moisture damage. Your hearing health care professional can spot moisture and take care of it and make suggestions before it becomes a major problem.

For more information please contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Jul 12 2018

Sudden hearing loss? Seek medical attention ASAP!

Have you ever woken up with a hearing loss you didn’t have the previous day? Over 6000 Canadians will experience sudden hearing loss annually. This is not a condition to be taken lightly. Often we see patients who wait to seek medical attention for a week or more. This is not good because treatment for sudden hearing loss works best if administered within the first 24 to 48 hours.

Treatment for sudden hearing loss usually involves a regimen of corticosteroids such as prednisone. Again, treatment works best if administered within the first day or two.

So, if you or someone you know experiences a sudden hearing loss, seek treatment right away. If you can’t get into your doctor the same day, consider heading to the emergency room. The sooner you get treatment, the better the prognosis.

For more information on sudden hearing loss or to book a hearing assessment please contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations.

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Jun 20 2018

Enjoy the sounds of summer safely

It feels like summer might finally here, which means lots of outdoor activities. Whether it be music festivals, yard work, boating, or fireworks, many of these activities will expose your ears to loud noise. Here are a few tips to help your preserve your hearing while enjoying all the sounds of summer.

  • Use hearing protection when possible. Concerts and festivals are the obvious place here, but you should also use hearing protection when using power tools or noisy lawn equipment. Parades, often with marching bands or speakers blasting loud music, can be quite noisy too. Keep a set of plugs on you so that you are never unprepared.
  • Try not to sit too close to noisy sound sources such as speakers. Sitting next to a set of speakers at a concert is a good way to damage your hearing and cause tinnitus (an annoying ringing in the ears). So, try to be aware of where the loudest noise is coming from and situate yourself appropriately.
  • Invest in custom hearing protection. Over the counter plugs are better than nothing. However, custom plugs will ensure a proper fit each and every time you wear them. Some also come with filters to reduce sound while maintaining crystal clear clarity.

No matter what you are doing this summer, if it involves noise, protect your hearing. For more information on quality hearing protection please contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations below.

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Jun 07 2018

Headphones and earbuds: how bad are they?

Look around next time you are in public. Whether it be on the street, the bus, the mall, or the workplace, chances are you will see a fair number of people wearing earbuds or headphones. These items have become so ubiquitous that it’s hard to go out and not see someone using them. The question is, what is this doing to our hearing?

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May 10 2018

May is hearing health month!

Join us for our Spring into better hearing Demo Days and receive:

  • Complimentary cleaning and adjustment of your current hearing aids.
  • Expert demonstration of the newest hearing technology.
  • Opportunity to try the newest hearing aid models, including our smallest rechargeable hearing aid, with up to 30 hours of use per charge.
  • 0% financing on select models.

Call now to schedule your appointment!

Monday, May 14 in Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Tuesday, May 15 in Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

 

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