Hearing Healthcare Blog

The Intricate Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
September 7, 2023

While hearing loss has long been associated with communication difficulties and reduced quality of life, emerging research suggests that its implications go far beyond auditory issues. Scientists are now uncovering a complex relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline, including the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

Sudden Hearing Loss - A Hearing Emergency – Act Quickly!
May 16, 2022

Generally, hearing loss is slowly progressive and occurs gradually over time. But hearing loss can sometimes occur suddenly and without warning. This is called sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), also known as “sudden hearing loss” or “sudden deafness.”

What is Tinnitus and How is it Treated?
February 7, 2022

Tinnitus is the perception of sound that has no external source and can generally only be heard by the person experiencing it. But how do we hear a sound that isn’t really there? The answer is found in our central nervous system. 

Hearing Loss and Falls
November 1, 2021

A study done by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the National Institute of Aging found that older adults with a 25-decibel hearing loss (classified as mild) were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. Furthermore, every additional 10-decibels of hearing loss increased the chances of falling by 140%. Read the blog to learn about why hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of falling, as well as some tips on how to prevent falls.

World Suicide Prevention Day – We all have a role to play
September 10, 2021

On September 10, people from more than 50 countries come together to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. This year’s theme, Creating Hope through Action, asks us to work together to recognize the impacts of suicide and to help prevent it. We all have a role to play in suicide prevention. Learn how you can make a difference.

Hearing Aid Care - The Must Have Summertime and Travel Checklist! 
July 27, 2021

As we gear up for summer and embark upon all the fun, our must have summertime and travel checklist is here to help take care of your hearing aids so they last as long as possible, and you do not miss out on any activities.   

The 1,2,3’s of Successful Hearing Aid Use    ASL
December 7, 2020
How successful you’ll be with your hearing aids comes down to you, your hearing aids and your hearing healthcare provider. Read about how all three impact successful use. 

Masked Communication   ASL
September 21, 2020

In response to COVID-19, face masks have instantly become front and centre across the world as an important way of stopping the spread.  Everywhere you look, people are wearing face masks.  This presents some new challenges for everyone, but especially for Deaf and hard of hearing people. 

Hearing Loss, Social Isolation and Loneliness During a Pandemic   ASL
May 1, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation and the resulting sense of loneliness are issues recently associated with COVID-19.   But for people with hearing loss, social isolation and loneliness are long standing concerns that can potentially be exasperated during this global pandemic we are all living through right now.

Busting myths about hearing loss
June 7, 2018
Even though hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that affects aging adults, there are many myths and misunderstandings about it. Every May, CHS puts an extra focus on hearing loss awareness for Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. So, let’s take on the role of “mythbuster” and talk about the real facts of hearing loss.
It’s a Noisy World 

April 6, 2018
Noise pollution is a pervasive problem in today’s society. We are constantly inundated with unwanted human-created sound that affects us on multiple levels. The word “noise” comes from the Latin word nausea, meaning seasickness and is often defined as unwanted or harmful sound. 
How medications can affect your hearing
February 7, 2018
When medications result in hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or balance disorders, they are known as ototoxic. There are more than 200 prescription and over-the-counter ototoxic medicines on the market. In some instances, the problems caused by these drugs can be reversed when usage is discontinued. Other times, the damage is permanent.
Hearing Loss and Falls
November 10, 2017
In the past few years, a growing body of research shows that acquired hearing loss is linked to a host of other health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, cognitive decline, chronic kidney disease and depression. One area that is gaining increased attention is the connection between hearing loss and falling.

There’s more to hearing loss than just 'hearing'
May 30, 2017
How a regular hearing exam can help you identify and manage your hearing health, and the health conditions associated with hearing loss