Hearing Health

Find general info on hearing health here. You might learn something new!

June 18, 2019

4 Vitamins and Minerals Linked to Hearing Health (and foods you can get them from!)

What do bananas, spinach and peanuts have in common? They are among the foods that contain nutrients linked to hearing health! While no single nutrient holds […]
July 27, 2018

Can Allergies Cause Hearing Loss?

Yes, allergies can cause conductive hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is a curable hearing loss caused by a physical barrier, such as fluid or ear wax, […]
May 17, 2018

Can Cisplatin Cause Permanent Hearing Loss?

Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug, used to treat a variety of cancers including bladder, ovarian and testicular cancers. According to the National Cancer Institute, 40-80% of […]
October 13, 2017

Can Hearing Loss Lead to Deafness?

Although the nature of hearing loss can change over time, deafness is generally not the ultimate result. There are some important differences between deafness and hearing […]
June 26, 2017

Can Tinnitus Affect My Hearing Test?

Often referred to as ‘ringing in the ears’, tinnitus can be many different types of sound such as hissing, chirping, or wooshing and is a symptom […]
March 22, 2017

How Does My Brain Help Me Hear?

You hear with your brain, not with your ears. Of course, we need our ears to capture sounds, but we only understand these sounds once they […]
January 27, 2017

5 Must-Know Medicinal Drugs That May Cause Hearing Loss

We take medications to cure and/or treat illness, but the contents of many drugs are able to cause additional medical issues at a high dosage or […]
January 26, 2017

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus has commonly been described as a ringing in the ear, though the sounds resulting from tinnitus could also be described as a hissing, clicking, whistling […]
January 13, 2017

Do You Know the 3 Types of Hearing Loss?

Not all hearing losses are the same. The type of hearing loss someone has is only determined after careful examination of the entire auditory system and […]
November 18, 2016

5 Important Things You Need to Know About Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss or sudden deafness is a rapid loss of hearing that can occur over a period of days, hours or even seconds. It […]
November 3, 2016

How Can I Prevent Infections That May Cause Hearing Loss?

For some people, ear infections are a common occurrence and chronic ear infections can lead to permanent hearing loss. Some illnesses may increase the likelihood of […]
August 3, 2016

5 Surprising Medical Conditions That May Cause Hearing Loss

When a medical condition occurs in the body, it can affect you in ways you wouldn’t have expected! This is true even with hearing loss, which […]
May 30, 2016

Is Hearing Loss Hereditary?

The short answer is yes, hearing loss can be hereditary. You can develop hearing loss from unsafe exposure to noise and as a result of aging, […]
May 2, 2016

What Are The Signs Of Hearing Loss?

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month and it’s an important time to be aware of hearing loss, which strikes 1 in 5 Canadians, 47% of […]
January 12, 2016

Why Do I Hear, But Don’t Understand?

We hear with our ears, but we understand with our brain. Our brain makes sense of the noises we hear every day. So if you’re hearing […]