Category Archives: Managing your hearing

Apr 07 2017

Protecting your hearing aids from spring showers

April showers are certainly here. If you have hearing aids now is the time to start thinking about protecting them from moisture exposure, which can lead to corrosion and damage to the electronics. Most of today’s state-of-the-art hearing aids have a moisture coating to protect them from minor moisture exposure. However, with the wet springs […]

Mar 28 2017

Tax time and claiming your hearing aids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well maybe not, but, like it or not, our taxes need to be filed. If you have purchased hearing aids in the last year you can claim them under medical deductions. You can also claim for repairs and batteries, so hold on to all of your receipts. […]

Mar 21 2017

Time for a Spring Clean?

Regular hearing screenings and hearing aid maintenance are essential to ensure you are hearing optimally. Spring is in the air and the winter snow is in retreat: what better time to venture out and stop by to have your hearing aids serviced and your hearing checked. We are happy to serve you at one of […]

Mar 08 2017

Regular hearing aid maintenance ensures you will always be part of the conversation

Spending time with your grandchildren during March Break? Stop in this week to have your hearing aids cleaned and checked so you will hear their every word! Lower Sackville 902-252-3004 Cole Harbour 902-406-4327 Halifax 902-423-7734

Jan 13 2017

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and a great time to resolve to take care of your hearing health. As part of our routine health check ups we should have our hearing checked on a regular basis, just like our eyes and teeth. So, if you haven’t had your hearing checked in awhile now is the time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jul 07 2016

Is there relief for tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of a noise such as ringing or buzzing in the ears and affects about 1 in 5 people. It is rarely a sign of something serious, but can be quite bothersome. While there is no cure, there are ways to find relief. Before seeking treatment make sure to have your ears […]