Why choose us?

  • Locally owned and operated
  • Warm, welcoming atmosphere
  • No commissions – we choose the product that’s best for you
  • Early morning and late evening appointments
  • 60 day risk-free trial period with all hearing aids

Not sure about hearing aids?

We understand. A little apprehension is normal. Consider them an investment in your quality of life. Rest assured, modern aids are more advanced than ever before:

  • discreet and nearly invisible styles
  • better sound quality
  • wireless connectivity to your favourite electronics

News & Information

Nov 21 2016

Hearing loss in hiding

Have difficulty hearing in background noise but have been told your hearing is ‘normal?’ Recent research suggests noise can damage our hearing in such a way that we pass a hearing test, but have difficulty understanding speech when background noise is present, such as in a noisy restaurant.

Some hearing health professionals are referring to this as hidden hearing loss, because it doesn’t show up on a test, but has real world consequences. Standard hearing loss typically damages the cells in our inner ear causing us to have trouble picking up sounds. With hidden hearing loss it is thought that the cells themselves aren’t damaged, but the synapses or connections between the cells. When this happens sounds become harder to process, so it becomes difficult to pick out speech from background noise when both are present.

While this research is in its early stages, the researchers suggest hearing aids may help some people who are experiencing hidden hearing loss.

For more information please feel free to contact one of our offices:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004
Halifax: 902-423-7734
Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

Original research: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0162726

 

 

 

 

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Nov 11 2016

Accurate Hearing is closed for Remembrance Day

We will be closed on November 11 in order to honour our Veterans and those that serve our country and communities. We are truly grateful.

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Nov 07 2016

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is a good time for a reminder that diabetes can affect hearing by interfering with blood flow to the inner ear. As several studies have found a link between hearing loss and diabetes, it is a good idea to have your hearing regularly screened if you have the condition.

For more information please feel free to contact one of our clinics:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004
Halifax: 902-423-7734
Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

 

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Oct 24 2016

Prevent hearing loss by protecting your hearing now!

October is hearing protection awareness month. By now most of us are aware that we should protect our hearing when we are working around loud noise, such as with careers in construction or the Military. But, work isn’t the only place we can be exposed to damaging noise. We should also be thinking about hearing protection during loud leisure activities and working around the home.

Noise from concerts can reach damaging levels quickly and leave us with permanent hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Hearing protection should be used at concerts, sporting events, and activities where there is a risk of loud noise such as hunting, motor biking, and snowmobiling. Other sources of noise we should be aware of include common household items such as blenders, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, and power tools.

Foam plugs offer a quick and easy solution to most of these situations. Think of your lifestyle. If you are around noise often, custom hearing protection offers the most comfortable and effective protection.

For more information please feel free to contact Accurate Hearing at one of our three locations:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004
Halifax: 902-423-7734
Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

 

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Oct 19 2016

Want to learn more about hearing health?

Have questions about your hearing, or simply interested in learning more about the importance of hearing health? Join our clinician, PJ Dunning, Thursday at 2pm at the Church of Saint Andrew, 2 Circassion Drive Cole Harbour for an inspiring presentation!

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Oct 14 2016

Accurate Hearing is happy to be taking part in the annual Cobequid Walk Run

Accurate Hearing is proud to be volunteering at the water table for this year’s Cobequid Walk Run. The Walk Run is an annual event to help raise funds and awareness for the Cobequid Community Health Centre. So come on out this Sunday, October 16th to support a great cause.

For more information or to register follow the link below:

http://www.cobequidwalkrun.ca/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1159556

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Oct 05 2016

Making family gatherings easier for those with hearing impairment

Thanksgiving is nearly here and with it come family gatherings and time spent with loved ones. For people with hearing loss these gatherings can present a major challenge. Having the entire family around the dinner table can be a very noisy affair. Anyone with hearing loss will likely tell you that trying to follow a conversation in the presence of background noise is extremely difficult. Fortunately there are some things you can do to make family gatherings a little easier for hearing impaired individuals:

  • Get the attention of your hearing-impaired family member before speaking to them.
  • Make sure the lighting is good and speak face-to-face at a regular tone.
  • Many hearing-impaired individuals rely on lip reading to follow the conversation. Try to keep your face visible when speaking.
  • If you are asked to repeat yourself try rephrasing your comment as it may be easier for your hearing impaired family member to hear some words or sounds better than others.
  • Try not to have music or other sources of noise during your family gathering. The more noise the more challenging it will be for someone with hearing loss to follow the conversation.
  • If you’re dining out, try to choose a quiet restaurant and sit as far as possible from noisy spots like the front door or kitchen.

If you or someone you know suffers from hearing loss please contact Accurate Hearing:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004
Halifax: 902-423-7734
Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Sep 28 2016

Closure for staff training Thursday and Friday

Please note that we will be closed on the following dates due to staff training:

Thursday September 29, 2016

Friday September 30, 2016

We will return to regular hours on Monday October 3, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving your hearing needs next week.

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Sep 15 2016

Join us for Quinfest!

Accurate Hearing would like to invite you to join us for Quinfest. Stop by our office at 6156 Quinpool road on this Saturday, September 17th between 11:00am and 3:00pm for treats, cookies, and a free hearing screening.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Aug 22 2016

Join us for our summer social!

To show our appreciation for trusting your hearing needs to us we would like to invite you to our summer social on the following dates:

Lower Sackville: Tuesday August 23rd
Halifax: Wednesday August 24th
Cole Harbour: Thursday August 25th

Come visit us for some fresh summer fruit, music, and have your hearing aids cleaned and checked. If you have never been to us this is a great chance to meet our staff and set up your next hearing check-up!

We look forward to seeing you.

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