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Our Chief Audiologist Rex Banks is an active blogger and spokesperson. Here is a selection of helpful and related blogs and stories.
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.
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.
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.
December 1, 2017
It’s that time of the year when families come together to celebrate and enjoy the holidays. Keeping your loved ones in the conversation and part of the celebration is one of the most important things you can do this holiday season.
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.
June 30, 2017
150 is a big number for Canada, but can you guess what else is 150? The average firecracker explodes at about 150 decibels (dB) – with some as loud as 170 dB!
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
December 1, 2016
How taking steps to address hearing loss this holiday season can add to quality of life and strengthen ties to loved ones
For the past two decades, audiologists have suspected that there is a significant correlation between uncorrected hearing loss and reduction in cognitive functions in older adults. What's the latest info?
September 11, 2015
Many older adults with hearing loss struggle to understand speech in noisy environments, like restaurants, sporting events, and family gatherings. What’s going on between the ear and the brain during these noisy situations?
June 23, 2015
Age-related hearing loss, known formally as presbycusis, is the cumulative effect of aging on hearing. It is progressive, occurs in both ears in equal amounts, and affects the high frequencies first. But what causes presbycusis?
May 4, 2015
There’s more to hearing loss than just “hearing” – it’s also about your health. An increasing and emerging body of evidence links hearing loss to other important health issues.
Having a hearing loss doesn't mean you need to take a backseat in life. See where you fall on our list of communicator types and with the right adjustments, you’ll be on the road to a lifetime of good communication.
March 12, 2015
Chief Audiologist Rex Banks looks back at 75 years of leadership and innovation in the field of audiology at CHS.
June 30, 2014
People with hearing loss often feel embarrassed and that they are coping with a condition that others can’t understand. They often try to bluff their way through situations and deny that there is a problem. Although there is overwhelming evidence that hearing aids can help, only 1 in 5 who need hearing aids use them
January 22, 2014
Early diagnosis of hearing loss is critical to overall health. Many of the symptoms of dementia are similar to the symptoms for untreated hearing loss.
November 12, 2013
It’s not easy being a hearing aid. They have to survive moisture, heat, ear wax, skin flakes, oil, pets and hair care products, not to mention being dropped and misplaced. To keep your hearing aids functioning properly, here are some practical tips.
November 12, 2013
Getting your hearing tested and being told that you need hearing aids can be a lot to absorb at one time. But fear not: in this article, we will provide some guidance and advice to help you feel better prepared in terms of what to expect.
Single-Sided Deafness (SSD), or unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, refers to significant or total hearing loss in one ear. As with any hearing loss, we cannot restore the hearing once it has been lost. For SSD, there are treatments available which can restore the sensation of hearing to the deaf side.
Hearing Healthcare Media Planet Archive
We have worked in partnership with Media Planet in recent years as their trusted source for hearing health issues, publishing articles in various newspapers. Here you will find some of those articles.
It’s not just about hearing anymore, May 2015
Hearing loss: Let’s hear all about it, September 2014
Say no to noise, December 2013
Shop smart when purchasing a hearing aid, April 2012
Countering hearing conditions as we age, May 2011