Odd Correlation Between Covid-19 and Hearing Loss

Jonathan Kay, editor for Quilette (previous editor of the Walrus and journalist for the National Post), has written an interesting article that examines COVID-19 Super Spreader Events (SSE’s) in 28 different countries. Jonathan freely admits that he is not “an…
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Potassium helps us hear, so let’s go bananas!

A cleverly titled article recently caught my attention. Catherine Heuzenroeder from ABC Australia recently posted an article called “Let’s Go Bananas”. (Full article available here) A Campaign for Better Hearing, is offering free bananas and hearing checks at “Go Bananas”…
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Are we supposed to clean our ears?

Taking care of your ears is important to ensure you can hear properly. Cerumen or Earwax is healthy in normal amounts and acts as a self-cleaning agent, lubricant and antibacterial fighter. The benefits are great but problems can occur if…
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Hearing with Your Brain

Early on in life we’re taught that we hear with our ears. It turns out that we actually hear with our brain. The ears transform sound waves to electrical signals that are then interpreted by our brain. Are modern day…
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The Way I Hear It – Book Review

“The way I see it” is a far more common term, meaning one’s unique perspective, not limited to what one sees with the eyes.“ Way I Hear It” is a new book by renowned hearing loss advocate Gael Hannan of…
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Our Youth Have Found a New Bad Habit

Our children’s ears are starting to ring and it’s not because their parents are talking about them. It seems as though everywhere you look young people are wearing headphones; while walking, biking, running, on the bus, at the gym, or…
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Hearing the Grandchildren

The month of December is always an interesting time in our practice. You wouldn’t think it would be possible to have a rush on hearing aids, but we often do in December. As a young professional I remember thinking this was odd, until I realized the cause … the grandchildren.

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World Health Organization- Threat of Recreational Noise

startling finding that, worldwide, 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk for hearing loss. This is because, among 12-35 year olds, nearly 50% are exposed to unsafe levels of sound from personal audio devices, including smart phones, and nearly 40% are exposed to unsafe levels of sound from social venues including bars and sporting events.

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Celebrating 2 years

Welcome to our Science of Hearing Blog! We’re almost 2 years old and we’ve had some great fun. Our local audiologists have posted all sorts of new perspectives within our field; from Google Glass as a listening device to new hearing related…
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Noisy Toys – A Christmas wish to Santa

Christmas is almost upon us! Santa and his Elves must be working tirelessly to wrap up their preparations for the oncoming holiday. However, as Christmas Day rapidly approaches, the audiology community would like to raise a point of concern with…
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