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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…

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…

Using Your Hearing Aid With The Phone

On September 14, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Using Your Hearing Aid With The Phone

Talking on the telephone can be frustrating if you have a hearing problem. Luckily many phones now come equipped with a special coil that amplifies the signal whenever someone with a hearing aid uses that phone. They must have a hearing aid with a “T” switch. When the hearing aid…

Using Two Hearing Aids for Binaural Hearing

On September 7, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Using Two Hearing Aids for Binaural Hearing

Human hearing uses a simple technique to add a three dimensional quality to hearing. With two ears providing sound information, the brain can use the slight differential in the quality of sound in each ear particular to determine where a sound originates. This is known as binaural (bye naw rahl)…

What Kind of Problems Could You Encounter

On July 10, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on What Kind of Problems Could You Encounter

There are a number of hearing aid problems that can be checked and possibly corrected yourself. If you have a whistling or howling noise, make sure your earmold fits, check for loose tubing or your volume may be turned up too loud. If you have scratchy sound or the aid…

Warning Signs of Possible Hearing Loss

On June 5, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Warning Signs of Possible Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss are often not. immediate. In today’s incredibly loud world, far louder than preindustrial times, we suffer a constant barrage of damaging noise from sources we would think not all that loud. Because of this, we endure a gradual decline in our ability to hear. With…