Category Archives: Managing your hearing

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 […]

Nov 15 2018

Taking your hearing health to heart

Noise is not only bad for your hearing, it can also be bad for your heart. A recent study carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital has linked chronic noise exposure with increased risk of heart disease. The researchers followed 499 people for five years and found that people who were exposed to noise regularly were […]

Nov 01 2018

Headphones and Hearing Aids

A question we often come across is “can I wear earphones or headphones with my hearing aids.” The answer depends on the type of hearing aids or earphones you have. Earbuds generally won’t work because with any style of hearing aid you will have a dome, mold, or the hearing aid itself in your ear […]

Sep 27 2018

Can hearing aids be waterproof?

With all the rain we have had over the past few days you might be wondering if you can get hearing aids that are waterproof. While no hearing aid is truly waterproof, many are water resistant.

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 […]