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
March is always a tough month to feel motivated, so we wanted to have a bit of fun and write a poem with some helpful facts about hearing health! When we think of how we hear, We think about our ears. And often when we’re struggling, We brush it off for years. But hearing health … Continue reading What Rhymes with Ear?
New year resolutions often have to do with having a happier, healthier lifestyle. Things like going to the gym, eating nutritious meals, or making more time for family and friends are usually top of the list. In 2019, why not add improving your hearing health to that list of resolutions! In most people, hearing declines … Continue reading New Year, Better Hearing
Most people have their eyes tested every two years, their teeth checked every 6-12 months, and a checkup with their family doctor at least once a year. Unfortunately, many people are not in the habit of having their ears checked by an audiologist as often as they should. For some, this is because they are … Continue reading When Should You Have a Hearing Test?
Not only does January mark the start of a new year, but January is also Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – a month to promote the understanding and awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Because this group of diseases largely affects older adults, it is important to consider the many age-related factors, such as … Continue reading January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
The festive season is in full swing, and for the team at Parrotts Hearing Clinic, that means helping our patients communicate and celebrate with their families during this special time. With parties, family dinners and lots of Bing Crosby playing in the background, your hearing system is really put to the test. These environments are … Continue reading Hearing Well This Festive Season
The risk of falls presents more issues than just a few scrapes and bruises. A fall can lead to increased social isolation, increased burden on caregivers and the health care system, and even increased risk for future falls. Given that Nova Scotia has an aging population, the risk of falls in older adults is a … Continue reading November is Falls Prevention Month
The experience of a sudden hearing loss can be very unsettling. In some cases, the loss is a result of something simple, like a wax build up or fluid behind the eardrum. In other cases, a sudden hearing loss can be something more serious in nature that needs rapid audiological and medical attention – this … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Sudden Hearing Loss
When we think about people with hearing loss, we often think of two groups – older adults and people who have been exposed to very loud and damaging sounds. What often gets overlooked is the effect overall health can have on hearing in the general population. Here are five factors that we know can impact … Continue reading Five Risk Factors for Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is more than just not being able to hear what someone is saying or not hearing environmental sounds. We hear with our brain and as a result we use several areas of the brain during a simple conversation. A hard of hearing person has to think, concentrate and work much harder than a … Continue reading Listening Fatigue