Hearing Loss

What is Sensorineural Hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of all hearing losses.  It is the hearing loss which is due to nerve damage or reduced sensitivity of the sensory and the neural parts of the human ear.  There are 9 signs of sensorineural hearing loss.  They are: difficulty following conversations can not understand speech in a …

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What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a common health issue.  It is a spell of dizziness and headache where one also feels that they are in some kind of motion. Vertigo itself is a symptom caused by a disease or other health condition.  It is accompanied by several symptoms which include: Waking up dizzy Light headed and dizzy Dizzy and nauseated …

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Face Masks and Speech Understanding

The Covid-19 pandemic has definitely changed the lives of many individuals.  In particular, the hearing impaired population is affected by masks because they are unable to use lipreading cues and the quality of speech is reduced.  Here are some tips to communicate when wearing a mask:  Prepare in advance to keep your interactions short to …

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Hearing Institute of Ontario Celebrates March 3rd, World Hearing Day

In 2007, the World Health Organization designated March 3rd as World Hearing Health Day in order to raise awareness to the growing numbers of those suffering from hearing loss and the importance of hearing health care. The Hearing Institute of Ontario is focused on educating the public on hearing loss, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. This growing health problem is often unrecognized in adults, adolescents and children and it leads to …

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