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New Research Confirms Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

On November 21, 2017, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on New Research Confirms Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

An important breakthrough has been made as researchers look for new ways to help prevent or delay the onset of dementia and cognitive decline. New research has confirmed a connection between hearing loss and dementia, a link which has long been suspected by the medical community. These studies have shown…

Hearing Loss and Dementia Discussed on Ask the Experts

On November 21, 2017, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Hearing Loss and Dementia Discussed on Ask the Experts

AM980 – Ask the Experts Show Episode 11 Interviewer: Brian Nuttall (BN) Interviewee: Brian Field (BF)   BN:        We have Brian Field from Meridian Hearing.  Who, along with the latest technology that has advanced in leaps and bounds is here to help.  Never before has such precision in hearing devices…

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Discussed on the Savvy Seniors Radio Show – Transcription

On June 26, 2017, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Discussed on the Savvy Seniors Radio Show – Transcription

Interviewer: Christian Bullas Interviewee: Brian Field   C: Welcome to the Savvy Senior Show.  I’m your host, Christian Bullas, Owner and director of Senior Homecare by Angels.  And this week I’m joined by Brian Field, Doctor of Audiology, from Meridian Hearing Centre’s. B:  Hi Christian, Good to see you today….

Signs of Hearing Loss

On December 31, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can gradually sneak up on you, and if you’re not looking for them, the signs are easy to miss but will become hard to ignore. Initially it may start out as asking your boss to repeat that last direction. Perhaps you are hesitant to visit your favorite restaurant…

Hearing Test Procedures

On December 20, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Hearing Test Procedures

This may be the first time you’ve had your hearing assessed.  Your doctor may have referred you to our office or your spouse may have suggested checking your hearing.  What is involved in a typical hearing test?  How soon will you know the results?  What do the results mean?  Read…

Hearing Aid Motivation

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Hearing Aid Motivation

I see a lot of hearing impaired people in a day and I spend a lot of time working with patients to ensure they are getting the most out of their hearing aids. One thing that I have discovered is that patients who do extremely well with their instruments are…

Frequently Asked Hearing Aid Questions

On November 20, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Frequently Asked Hearing Aid Questions

Q: What is involved in a hearing test? A: At Meridian Hearing, we perform the full hearing test battery. Your health care practitioner will first sit down with you and discuss your hearing challenges and medical history. Next, they will use an otoscope to examine your ear canals and ear…

Debunking Hearing Aid Myths

On November 10, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Debunking Hearing Aid Myths

Coming to terms with the realization that one of your five senses isn’t working as it used to can be a tough pill to swallow, but it doesn’t have to be scary! The truth is, there is a lot of misconceptions about the transition to hearing aids that are causing…

Eliminating the Stigma

On October 31, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Eliminating the Stigma

According to the Canadian Hearing Society, 1 out of 4 Canadians suffer from hearing loss. Only 20% of those people actually seek professional help. When the other 80% are asked why they’re putting off get- ting hearing aids, some common responses are “I’m not old enough for hearing aids” or…

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

On October 20, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing, With Comments Off on Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Does your child have difficulty paying attention in class?  Are they often missing instructions or unable to follow instructions?  Do they seem to have more difficulty hearing in noisy situations?  Are they suffering from lower grades, especially in areas associated with reading and writing?  If so, I may be able…