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The decision to purchase hearing aids usually comes from years of avoiding hearing loss and then finally realizing it’s bad enough that you need to do something.But it doesn’t have to be like that.Hearing loss has a direct affect on your quality of life and almost all of your daily… Read More
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
Phonak Audeo B-R Rechargeable Hearing Aid at Connect Hearing Canada
There's good news for Canadians dealing with the challenges of hearing loss. Phonak, a leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions has launched the next generation hearing aid product platform Belong, which includes pioneering lithium-ion rechargeable battery… Read more...
Canadian Basketball Sensation Tamara Tatham Praises Lyric Hearing Aids
Canadian basketball sensation Tamara Tatham has faced some big battles on the court.Born in Brampton Ontario and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Tatham has represented Canada at the London Olympics and in Toronto at the Pan Am Games in 2015, where she helped Canada win a gold… Read more...
Can Hearing Loss Be Reversible?
If you love Marvel Comics and have read Spider-Man then you've heard of "The Lizard".Known as Dr. Curtis Connors, The Lizard was an army medic who lost his arm in combat and had dreams of naturally growing it back using an experimental serum taken from reptilian DNA. The birth of the Lizard – a… Read more...
Moxi Fit
For many people who are dealing with hearing loss one of the greatest challenges is being able to pick up sounds through crowd or background noise.One product that is making a difference is the Unitron  MoxiTM Fit hearing aid. Headquartered in Canada, Unitron is a global company that works… Read more...
Ear Gear inspiration
When toddler Shameera Rosal lost her hearing aids, little could she have known that it would be the beginning of a family business.Ear Gear, established in 2005, was developed because Shameera Rosal – a boisterous little girl at the time - had lost her hearing aids in a large house while she… Read more...
Retiring old hearing aids
If you are one of the thousands of Canadians who use hearing aids, it's safe to say that you probably love having them and appreciate how they enhance your life.Let's face it, hearing aids are our friends. They make things easier and bring the gift of sound to people who otherwise wouldn't be… Read more...
Audeo Venture hearing aids
Imagine driving in your car and listening to the voice of your spouse over the sound of the engine. The radio is on and your kids are having an animated conversation in the back seat.If you wear hearing aids, you know one of the biggest limitations of some models is trying to distinguish between… Read more...
If you are someone who enjoys going to the gym or taking long walks, then you can probably relate to this sequence of events.You wake up and decide you're going to go out and train. Before leaving home you would need to grab your iPod or similar mobile device. Other important items would be a… Read more...
If you're like most people in North America, you probably have a smartphone in your pocket or purse right now.They're everywhere and they're making an impact in the lives of people all over the world, positive and not-so positive. If you're a struggling parent trying to get your teenager to… Read more...
Spring break is great news for kids who get to enjoy a much needed respite from school and great news for parents who get to spend more time with their children.But when kids are at play, they can also be exposed to loud noises, like sporting events, concerts and parties with loud music. Connect… Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) featured several highlights for anyone connected with hearing technology or hopeful of an innovation that will help combat their hearing loss.Siemens was honoured in the Accessible and Universal Design category at CES for its miniTek hearing aid remote and… Read more
What if it were possible to reduce or eliminate hearing loss with a ground-breaking device that could be hidden within a baseball cap?That’s exactly what Max Virtual, a Deleware-based company specializing in wearable technology, says it can do with its Cynaps Bluetooth… Read more...
Hearing aid technology continues to amaze and inspire every day.In the last 20 years hearing aids have gone through several changes and innovations that have improved their ability to help users overcome communications problems and stay connected to the sounds they love. One of the biggest… Read more...
For many people the topic of hearing aids is confusing and filled with mystery – even for those who wear them.And it’s true, there are some surprises. One thing that a new user may find interesting is they will make your voice sound funny or different at first. The aid will probably change… Read more...
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, he not only revolutionized communications, he jolted hearing health into a new era. Bell invented the telephone as a way to help his wife, Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, cope with her hearing loss.Soon, other inventors began experimenting with… Read more...
The Evolution of Hearing Aids: The Pre-Electricity EraHearing loss is a condition humans have tried to overcome for centuries. In fact, the earliest recorded use of listening devices occurred in the 1600s, when sailors would use ear trumpets to hear the call of other sailors in neighbouring… Read more...
How Hearing Aids WorkHearing aids are electronic devices invented to amplify sound for the user. Predecessors to the hearing aid included tools called ear horns, which would be held up to the inner ear and capture the sound in a funnel. These days, the devices are increasingly more complex.Many… Read more...
Our feature hearing aid of the month is again one of our most popular models at Connect Hearing. The Phonak Naida Q is consistently on of our top hearing aid recommendations when it comes to helping people with hearing loss ranging from moderately severe to profound. This is why the Naida is… Read more...
It has been recently announced that researchers at Princeton University have created a synthetic, functional bionic ear through a 3-D printer. The device was produced through an ear shaped piece of silicone mixed with bovine cells and infused with particles of silver that form an antenna that can… Read more...
Each month we try to sift through the hearing aid clutter and present to our readers a special feature on one of our most popular hearing aids we offer at Connect Hearing. This month we are highlighting the very popular Quantum model from Unitron.The Unitron Quantum is a new generation of fully… Read more...
Since May is Better Hearing Month, what better time to highlight the newest hearing aid just launched in Canada - the Phonak Audeo Q. The Phonak Audeo has long been one of our most popular hearing aid products recommended to our clients by our hearing professionals.The new Audeo Q is a very… Read more...
Now that spring has finally sprung we thought it would be a good idea to start featuring our most popular hearing aids each month. People are always looking for more information on our hearing aid products. If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss and are looking for some new hearing aids, it… Read more...
 For a musician and a family man like Jeremy Williams, sound enhances life. But it's been missing. Not totally gone, but not completely there either. Williams is one of the more than 7 million Canadians diagnosed with some form of hearing loss. He had been using hearing aids to boost… Learn more...
We have BTE, ITE, CIC and CRT hearing aids but have you ever heard of an ITM (In-the-Mouth) hearing device?Scientists in Britain have developed a hearing aid device that slots onto the back teeth to help people who are deaf in one ear. The latest stats mention that about one in ten adults… Learn more...
Adapting to a new hearing aid requires patience, practice and communication. Make sure you give yourself time to adjust and begin by testing it around family and friends at a low volume.It is helpful to remember that in most cases, a person with new hearing aids will be hearing sounds they have… Learn more...

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