Category Archives: Managing your hearing

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jan 17 2019

How hearing and short-term memory are linked

Do you experience trouble recalling the name of a person you just met or information you just received? While there are many possible reasons for this, one could be hearing loss. Several studies over the past few decades have shown that hearing loss can affect short term memory.

Jan 09 2019

Make your hearing health a priority in 2019

Happy New Year from Accurate Hearing. While you’re making your resolutions, consider adding taking care of your hearing health to the list. It is just as important to have our hearing checked as other aspects of our health such as our vision. Make your hearing health a priority in 2019 and book a hearing screening […]

Dec 13 2018

Tips for facilitating communication with someone with hearing loss

In our last blog we discussed some tips for making communication easier when you have a hearing loss. Communication is a two-way street, so today’s blog will focus on the speaking partner of the person with hearing loss and what they can do to facilitate better communication.

Dec 06 2018

Tips for better communication when you have a hearing loss

If you have a hearing loss you know it can take a lot of energy and focus to follow conversations. Our world is very busy and noisy, which doesn’t help. Following are some tips on how to make hearing a little easier. Don’t be afraid to disclose that you have a hearing loss. Most people […]