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COVID-19 update

In compliance with the Newfoundland State of Emergency and recommendations from the Newfoundland Chief Medical Officer, Parrott’s Hearing clinic will remain closed for this period. We will reopen when given the ok from government officials. During this time, we will be checking our voicemail regularly. If you are having issues with your hearing aid or … Continue reading COVID-19 update

All About Earwax

Did you know that a small amount of wax in your ears is actually healthy? Earwax has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and it can help to prevent foreign bodies from entering your ear canal. Your ear canals are self-cleaning to a degree. The old wax is pushed out of your ear with new skin growth, … Continue reading All About Earwax

Managing Listening Fatigue

December is often one of the busiest months of the year. Whether it’s prepping for company, keeping on top of holiday baking, or making an appearance at more parties than you can count, the festive season can be tiring. Add on the effort it takes to listen with a hearing loss, and you’re bound to … Continue reading Managing Listening Fatigue

Test Your Knowledge

How much do you know about your ears and hearing health? Take the quiz to find out! 1. The unit used to describe the volume of sound is the _________. 2. When listened to for 8 hours or more, sound at this level can damage your hearing. 3. The frequency, or pitch, of a sound … Continue reading Test Your Knowledge

Hidden Hearing Loss

As we age, the ability to process sound in noisy environments often starts to decline. This can be from a gradual decline in hearing, often in the higher pitches. But for some people, their hearing in quiet settings is normal, but background noise presents a huge challenge. This is called hidden hearing loss, and more … Continue reading Hidden Hearing Loss

Hearing Health: The Big Picture

Accepting that you have a hearing loss can be difficult for some people. Sometimes people are in denial about the state of their hearing, while others realize they are not hearing well but feel it’s not important to hear any better. Here are some reasons why accepting and treating your hearing loss can benefit you … Continue reading Hearing Health: The Big Picture

Know Your Hearing Protection

With the rising temperatures of summer, come the rising noise levels of summer activities. Weekly lawn mowing, projects like replacing decks and renovations, and outdoor concerts, are all loud enough to damage your hearing. Here’s a guide to help you navigate proper hearing protection while enjoying our precious summer months. Foam earplugs: When inserted correctly, … Continue reading Know Your Hearing Protection