No doubt that you’re aware of the risks of osteoporosis – especially you happen to be of a certain age. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone density or mass). While we tend to think of ‘brittle bones’
Once you’ve been wearing hearing aids for a while, you’ll know how essential they are getting the most out of life. So it’s no surprise that some clients experience a moment of panic when their hearing aids don’t work. While we welcome anyone to call us at anytime about their hearing aids, we have some
Value hearing looks at how obesity and blood pressure can affect your hearing.
You might be surprised at how your general health and well-being affect your hearing. We take a look a few common health conditions. Being overweight Increased high blood pressure often goes hand-in-hand with obesity. And that is linked to  hearing loss. Researchers have found that healthy blood flow and oxygen are essential for the health
If you’ve been told you need hearing aids, but don’t know where to start, we have seven features you should consider before making a decision. Directionality Noise Reduction Feedback Programmability Connectivity Style Aftercare Directionality Ask if the hearing aid you’ve been recommended has more than one microphone to help better identify the sounds you need to
A few of months ago, we received a phone call from a gentleman who was not a client of ours. He had some brand new hearing aids but the instructions were in Chinese – and he didn’t read Chinese. That sounded odd, so we asked how he came by those hearing aids. He said he
Hospitality is a profession that may cause hearing loss
Everyone knows that some occupations are more prone than others to causing hearing loss. But you might be surprised by some of the professions on the list. We take a look at some of the unexpected occupations that could put you at risk of premature hearing loss. Farmers Life in the country seems idyllic, but
We’ve all experienced it – we’re sitting there, engrossed watching our favourite TV show. It jumps to a commercial break and we jump! Why are TV commercials so much louder than the TV shows? It’s mostly an issue of perception. A Bit of Psychology Filmmakers use a wide range of sound to help bring light
Value Hearing takes a look at Meniere's Disease
Meniere’s disease is a condition first identified by a 19th century French doctor named Prosper Meniere. It affects the inner ear as a result of an abnormal buildup of fluid. Not surprisingly, this buildup affects balance and, as a result, sufferers experience vertigo and nausea. They also describe their ears feeling blocked or ‘full’. Often
I didn’t think I had hearing loss but my friend Mandy recently got hearing aids and she was just raving about them. Well, not at first. It wasn’t until I asked her about her hearing that I knew she had them at all. You see for a little while now, I noticed she didn’t participate
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