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CAA Stay Connected Contest Winner Loving His New Hearing Aids
Wayne Hall, a teacher and father of three from Lakeshore, Ontario, wasn't sure what to expect when he filled out the form for the CAA Stay Connected Contest.What he did know was that he was finding it difficult to hear and was constantly asking his students to repeat themselves so he could… Read more...
AC/DC Singer's Hearing Loss Shocks Fans
Australian hard rock band AC/DC surprised the music world and millions of fans when they announced they would be postponing the remaining dates of their U.S. tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson’s hearing health. Doctors advised Johnson to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing… Read more...
Phil Collins Comes Out of Retirement
Legendary British solo artist and lead singer of Genesis Phil Collins has made it official – he's coming out of retirement. Collins' last album was 2002's Testify.According to an article in Rolling Stone Magazine, family was a big reason for the decision.“My kids are now 10 and 14 and… Read More...
International Women's Day
Gloria Steinem wrote that the story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.As we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, we remember the contributions women have made in… Read more...
Hear the World 2015 calendar
Connect Hearing Canada and Hear the World Foundation need somebody – “somebody like you”- as legendary Canadian musician Bryan Adams would say.Adams has been busy, and not just making music. The singer of classic songs such as Summer of 69 and Kids Want To Rock has been snapping shots of… Read more...
Oakville Hearing Consultant Vincenzo Albanese has a message for youngsters – protect your hearing while you're young, or suffer the consequences.One of the newest additions to the Connect Hearing Canada family, Albanese – who has been a hearing-health specialist for two years - has been at… Read more...
When Renee Livernoche lost her hearing at a young age, her world was turned upside down.For years she dealt with hearing loss and the frustration of knowing that she couldn’t afford hearing aids. But when the 35-year-old Victoria native met a representative of Connect Hearing at an Eves of… Read more...
sounds of summer
Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Lady Gaga, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Cochrane, Bruno Mars and Eminem are just a few big names that will be making appearances at music festivals across Canada this summer.At Connect Hearing, we love music and music festivals. One reason is because we are in the business of… Read more...
As the warm weather rolls in to kick off a new season in 2014, so does the new crop of summer blockbusters.Some of these movies include "Million Dollar Arm", "Maleficent", Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."But with "Godzilla" stomping and roaring his way across… Read more...
Every year on March 21, UNESCO supports World Poetry Day, a celebration of linguistic diversity through poetic expression. For many people, poetry is a fantastic way to talk about the challenges of hearing loss.Connect Hearing strives to open the doors of communication. This is why we love poetry… Read more...
The 43rd Juno Awards take place March 30 in Winnipeg, and promise to be an exciting event featuring outstanding Canadian talent.We at Connect Hearing love music, but realize the volume at which people listen to music isn’t always healthy. According to hearingloss.ca,… Read more...
It was a huge loss when musician Phil Collins decided to end his career. But the reason behind his decision was even more shocking.According to New York Daily News, The singer/drummer said decades behind the drum kit gave him a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage as well as hearing… Read more...
You can make a difference — and inspire others — by sharing your personal stories of courage with us.We want to hear about your experiences dealing with hearing loss. The best stories are going to be picked and featured in a web series — and possibly a spot on TV!You can also win one… Read more...
From everyone over here at Connect Hearing Canada we would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.Don't forget, we are in the final week of our annual fundraising  4Ears campaign to provide hearing health care to children in support of the Hear the World Foundation.… Read more...
Hearing loss is a tremendous problem that is affecting millions of people around the globe. Yet, it doesn't have to stop anyone from being a contributor. Here are five seniors who took action to deal with hearing loss and haven’t let the condition prevent them from reaching success.1. Barbra… Read more...
The new Microsoft Xbox One comes out in a couple of months and people around the world are very excited to see the next evolution of home gaming systems. What caught our attention, according to this article on wired.co.uk, Microsoft is developing a translation and conversation program for sign… Read more...
The birth of Prince George on July 22 has brought attention to all aspects of childhood, whether it be the joys of early parenthood or the excitement felt by grandparents and great-grandparents at the news of an addition to the family. The Royal Baby frenzy also drew attention to new-born health… Read more...
Canadian provinces and territories are buzzing with summer music festivals. Jazz fests, blues fests, pop fests, even theatrical buskerfests. They're all on display in cities and towns throughout Canada this summer. At Connect Hearing, we love music, which is a big reason why we champion hearing… Read more...
Now here is an an interesting spin on tinnitus being the muse for an album. The Oxford U.K. group Young Knives recently announced that their new album "Sick Octave" (set to come out in September 2013) is inspired by the singer Harry Dartnell's tinnitus. Here is what Dartnell says:"About a year… Read more...
The NFL has become notorious because of the high number of concussions suffered by its players. And while we have talked this week about how hearing loss can be a result of excessive concussions, this article is about how athletes can overcome hearing loss and make it to the highest level of… Read more...
Anyone who knows me well, knows I really like video games. Not only playing them, but also keeping up to date on the games industry and any new gaming experiences that may be introduced by the creative artists and developers who do this for a living.Recently I came across some information… Read more...
We are proud to announce that we are one of the community sponsors for the 2013 Victoria Drum Fest happening on Sunday May 5 at the Marriott Hotel in Victoria, BC.Featuring great artists like Larnell Lewis, Mitch Dorge, Mike Michalkow and Murray Creed, this event is shaping up to be amazing… Read more...
All week we have been counting down our list of the Top 10 Songs about Sound in celebration of the 2013 Juno Award winners. In the final part of our 5 part series we are covering the top 2 songs. Hopefully, we have also succeeded in raising awareness of hearing loss, especially in the music… Read more...
Part four of our Top 10 Songs about Sound is ready to go. Congratulations again to all the Juno Award winners from this past weekend and if you are a musician don't forget to protect your hearing...#4: Talkin' Bout a Revolution by Tracy ChapmanOne of the most iconic images of the… Read more...
Let's continue with our post Juno Awards celebration of music by listing numbers 6 and 5 on our top 10 list of Songs about Sound... # 6: Speed of Sound by ColdplayChris Martin says that "Speed of Sound" was inspired by being up at night with his daughter, Apple. The Coldplay lead… Read more...
In celebration of the Juno Awards this past weekend we are counting down the top 10 songs about sound while also trying to raise awareness of hearing loss, especially in musicians. Following are numbers 8 and 7 in the countdown...#8: Careless Whisper by George MichaelThe first single of… Read more...
In celebration of the Juno awards this past weekend, we are going to end April with a bang by counting down the top 10 songs about sound.So congratulations to all the 2013 Juno award winners and we hope you enjoy the countdown...and don't forget, if you are a musician - protect your… Read more...
Have you ever noticed the amount of loud shrieking that is happening on today's professional tennis circuit? No, it's not the crowd but the athletes and this "grunting" could possibly be dangerous to your hearing.I found out through a recent CBC article that it all started in the… Learn more...
Not all musicians suffering from hearing loss attribute the main cause to loud music. Phil Collins, British solo artist and lead singer of Genesis, first noticed an issue when he suddenly lost all hearing in one ear. "At the time, I was recording in the States and had spent the day singing… Learn more...
 As a new dad and long-time comic book fan I was really impressed with this story about Marvel Comics creating a new Hearing impaired super hero based on the likeness of 4-year old Anthony Smith who suffers from hearing loss in New Hampshire.Here is a link to the article from CBS news… Learn more...
Do you often experience mild humming, whistling, buzzing or roaring noises?Although normally associated with “ringing” sounds, tinnitus may be experienced as a range of noises and can be extremely debilitating if not addressed.Recently Coldplay’s Chris Martin revealed he… Learn more...

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