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Hearing loss affects one in five Canadians, however, only 12% of them actually wear hearing aids according to this study by Stats Canada. So why don’t more people actually take action on their hearing loss? Here are some common hearing aid myths that could be holding you back from addressing… Read More
Ever wondered how loud is TOO loud? Workplace noise or even loud sounds that you hear every day can have a cumulative effect on your hearing. MJ DeSousa, Connect Hearing audiologist and Director of Professional Practice, explains how you can protect your hearing from every day noise.Remember to… Read More
Yes, we certainly do! We hear this question in our clinics often. Connect Hearing clinics are full-service hearing centres.For people who are experiencing the common symptoms of hearing loss and haven't yet taken the first step, we provide a full hearing evaluation, explain the results, recommend… Read More
Booking a hearing test at a Connect Hearing clinic can be done online, by calling 1-800-563-4327 (HEAR) or by calling or visiting a clinic. MJ DeSousa explains the simple process to taking that important first step: A physician's referral is not required. Please bring a… Read More
The following daily maintenance routines will help you get the best performance and value from your behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids. It only takes a few minutes a day and will extend the life of your hearing aids.Wipe your earmold daily with a moist cleansing wipe or tissue. Check the… Read More
Daily maintenance of hearing aids is quick, easy and will extend the life of your hearing aids. Follow these tips to keep your custom fit hearing aids clean. Custom fit varieties include in-the-ear (ITE), in-the-canal (ITC) and completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids.Wipe daily with a moist… Read More
Following these daily tips will help you to maintain your open fit (OTE) or Canal Receiver Technology (CRT) hearing aids, to improve their performance and extent their life.If your hearing aid has a dome, this should be replaced every few months or as directed by your hearing care… Read More
Hearing aids are an investment in your future. In just minutes a day, you can extend the life of your hearing aid with the following daily maintenance routines:Avoid contact with hair spray or make-up as body care products may block microphone openings, the volume control or program… Read More
Hearing aid technology advances more quickly with each passing year. New hearing aids are small, discreet and have features to improve hearing in many communication situations. Connect Hearing's Director of Professional Practice, MJ DeSousa, explains more: Read More
We are often asked about ear candling as a way to clean ears. Does it work, and do you really even need to clean your ears? We do recommend that anyone who is concerned about their hearing or feels they may need wax removed from their ears consult a Hearing Care Professional for a thorough… Read More
There are several known causes of hearing loss, including genetics, medications and noise exposure. The latter is preventable if care is taken to wear hearing protection in noisy environments. Check out this short video as MJ DeSousa explains the common causes of hearing loss, and what you can do… Read More
Detecting and treating hearing loss early is important for both physical and emotional well-being. MJ DeSousa, Connect Hearing's Director of Professional Practice, explains:Are you ready to take the first step? Book an appointment for a hearing test today, and stay connected to the sounds that… Read More
A hearing screening is a simple pass-fail evaluation, often performed outside a hearing clinic. A variety of tools may be used, from a tablet with headphones to a portable audiometer or even a questionnaire. The person who conducts the screening will be a qualified hearing professional. He or she… Read More
Tinnitus (pronounces tih-NITE-us or TIN-ih-tus) is the perception of sound where there is no corresponding external cause of the sound. Most people describe their tinnitus as a "ringing in the ears". However, the experience of tinnitus has been described by up to 50 different sounds… Read More
You may have noticed that you have trouble understanding people when they're speaking to you, or that it often seems like people are mumbling. You may also find that soft voices, high-pitched voices and childrens voices are the most difficult to understand. View this short video as Connect… Read More
Have you ever listened to the loud, long beep of your television during a national emergency alert system test?The good news about this annoying, yet necessary test is that it only lasts a few seconds and then before you know it, you're back to watching "The Big Bang Theory."Now imagine you… Read more...
At Connect Hearing, we conduct hundreds of complimentary hearing tests a day. With more than 112 clinics across Canada, we are the nation's leading network of hearing-health offices. When booking a hearing test, many of our clients often ask us what is involved in the process."A hearing test is… Read more...

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