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  • Locally owned and operated
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  • Early morning and late evening appointments
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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

Jul 11 2019

Two ears vs. one: sound localization

Did you know that being able to tell what direction a sound is coming from depends on both ears working together? That’s right. Our ears combine the information coming from both sides in order to locate where a sound is coming from. This ability is compromised when one ear isn’t hearing at the same level as the other. This can also make it harder for people to understand speech when there is background noise, because it becomes difficult to tell where the speakers voice is coming from in relation to the noise.

This is why, when people ask if they need one hearing aid or two, we always recommend two. Unless there is a contraindication, two hearing aids are better than one.

For more information or to book a hearing evaluation 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 27 2019

Be kind to your ears this Canada Day weekend

Happy Canada Day weekend! The Holiday weekend is full of great events such as live music, fireworks, and parades. While these events provide good fun, they can also be hard on our ears. So, while at the events you happen to be enjoying this year, be sure to keep your hearing in mind. If you are going to be around loud noise consider using earplugs. Your ears will thank you in the long run.

The simplest solution is a set of over the counter foam plugs. You can also use earmuffs, although some find them a little bulky and uncomfortable in hot weather. For custom solutions feel free to contact your hearing care specialists at Accurate Hearing to discuss noise and musician earplugs.

Have a safe and happy Canada Day weekend.

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Jun 13 2019

Tips for adjusting to your hearing aids

So, you have just been fit with your hearing aids. Adapting to hearing new sounds can be a bit overwhelming at first. So, here are some tips to help you adjust to your new devices.

  1. Wear your hearing aids consistently. Your ears and brain need time to adapt to new sounds. The only way this can happen is if they are exposed to these sounds on a regular basis. For the first few weeks it is normal for things to seem a little too loud or too sharp. This is because you’re not used to hearing sounds at this new level. After awhile of consistent use things will start to sound more natural.
  1. Start off slow. For the first few days wear your hearing aids at home, even when it is completely quiet. Gradually start using your hearing aids in more challenging situations. This will help your ears and brain adapt without being too stimulated all at once.
  1. Take breaks if you need to. You’re going to be hearing a lot of new sounds. If you get tired or feel overwhelmed, take your hearing aids out for a little while. After a few days to weeks you should be able to wear them all day without breaks. Have patience and remember to put them in for at least a few hours each day until you work up to that point.
  1. Have realistic expectations. Hearing aids won’t restore your hearing to normal, but they will greatly improve your quality of life by making listening easier and more enjoyable again.

For more information please feel free to contact Accurate Hearing at:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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May 01 2019

How your hearing can affect your participation in healthcare

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that patients with hearing loss actively participated in their own healthcare less than those with no hearing loss. Those who reported ‘some trouble’ hearing were 42% more at risk of low participation in their healthcare, while those who reported ‘a lot of trouble’ hearing were 70% more at risk.

One reason for this could be more difficulty hearing instructions from Doctors, such as when to take medications. This study highlights one of the ways hearing is important to our overall health.

May is Hearing Awareness Month. This is a great time to start a regular hearing maintenance routine. If you have not had a hearing assessment why not start now? Our hearing is just as important as our vision and should be evaluated regularly. Early diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss will lead to better overall health outcomes.

For more information or to book an evaluation please feel contact Accurate Hearing at:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Apr 04 2019

If only people would stop mumbling

“If only people would stop mumbling I would be able to hear them.”

Do you ever find yourself saying this? If so, you may have hearing loss. While it is true, some people do mumble, not being able to hear people clearly is an early symptom of hearing loss.

Hearing usually decreases very gradually. Early on it may seem as if nothing is wrong because you can still hear everything around you, it’s just a little harder to hear people clearly. Our first inclination is to blame our communication partner for mumbling or talking to fast. However, even a mild hearing loss can cause us to have difficulty understanding what someone is saying.

If this is something you are experiencing on a consistent basis it may be time to have your hearing assessed.

For more hearing related information or to book an appointment 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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Mar 06 2019

Can you wear your hearing aids when you fly?

This is a question we get asked fairly often. The answer is yes, you can wear your hearing aids when you fly. What you may find is that the noise level on airplanes can be annoying. This can be the case even if you don’t wear hearing aids. If you find aircraft noise too loud try turning your hearing aids down or muting them if they have a mute program. Depending on how your hearing aids are set up, you may also have a program specifically designed to minimize background noise. Ask your hearing care professional if you are not sure.

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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Feb 21 2019

Symptoms of middle ear infection

Winter is the season for colds, and with them increased risk of middle ear infection. What is it about having a cold that increases the risk of a ear infection? In short, the middle ear and throat are connected via the Eustachian tube. An upper respiratory tract infection can cause inflammation of the throat and Eustachian tube, in some cases closing the tube off entirely. When this happens pressure and secretion builds up in the middle ear, sometimes becoming infected.

So how can you tell if you have a middle ear infection. Following are the most common symptoms:

  1. A constant feeling of pressure or pain in the ear or ears affected.
  2. Difficulty hearing.
  3. Reduced understanding of speech.
  4. Dizziness or feeling off balance.
  5. Fever.

Fortunately, most ear infections will clear up on their own after a few days. Pain medication can help with the earache. If symptoms persist after a few days you should consult a physician, who may prescribe antibiotics. The change in hearing due to an ear infection should be fairly mild in most cases. If you experience a significant and sudden change in your hearing you should always have it checked as soon as possible. You do not need a referral from a physician to have your hearing tested.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Feb 14 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day

Remember to show your hearing some love. If you suspect you have a hearing loss it is best to have it evaluated and treated as soon as possible. After all, a good relationship requires good communication.

For more information or to book your appointment, contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations below:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Jan 31 2019

Winter weather can increase the risk of moisture damage to your hearing aids.

It’s winter in Atlantic Canada. That means, snow, ice, and wild changes in temperature. This type of weather can increase the risk of moisture damage to your hearing aids. The best thing you can do is try to keep your hearing aids dry. Cover your ears with a headband or hood to prevent snow and sleet from getting into the microphones.

When you come in from the cold, the sudden increase in temperature can cause condensation to build up in your hearing aids. When you take your hearing aids out, inspect them for moisture, including the battery compartment, and use a dry cloth to wipe them down if you notice any condensation.

Finally, put your hearing aids in a dehumidifier overnight. Dehumidifiers specifically designed for your hearing aids can be purchased from your hearing aid provider and will absorb moisture that has built up in your devices.

For more information on protecting your hearing aids please feel free to contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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Jan 24 2019

Hearing loss or memory issue?

Continuing the discussion we started last week on memory, let’s look at how hearing loss could potentially mimic some of the early signs of conditions that affect memory, such as Alzheimer’s. Recent studies that have investigated this found that a small percentage of those who thought they might have a memory condition turned out to have hearing loss. In some cases they only had hearing loss, while in others hearing loss compounded their memory issues.

So, how could hearing loss be mistaken for memory conditions? As you might have guessed, if you can’t hear everything that was said in the first place, it’s going to be a lot harder for you to recall what was said later on. To others this may look very much like a problem of memory, when in fact hearing loss is the culprit. When speaking to someone with untreated hearing loss, it may appear like they are not processing, or remembering what is being said.

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory issues, it is worth getting a hearing assessment to rule out or confirm whether it is a factor. If hearing loss is a factor, treating it early can mitigate its impact on memory.

For more information or to book an appointment please contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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