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Living With Hearing Loss

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
I am 26 years old, a Doctor of Audiology, and hard of hearing. I wear a hearing aid and a cochlear implant. My hearing loss does not stop me from achieving anything I wish to achieve.
Dr. Jacqueline Drexler is an Audiologist with Sonova and is currently working with Connect Hearing Canada at their head offices in Victoria, BC. She was diagnosed with hearing loss before the age of 2 years old and was fitted with hearing aids shortly after. She is also a recent recipient of a… Read More
Why won't you get your hearing checked? Why many Canadians wait 7 years to act on hearing loss
May is Better Hearing Month and at Connect Hearing we felt that this was a good time to ask Canadians a very important question. Why won’t you get your hearing checked?Perhaps you’ve asked or been asked this question before – and you’re not alone. There are almost 4 million people… 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...
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...
Tinnitus Breakthrough - Connect Hearing Blog
There is a new promising drug that scientists say will make an impact in the fight against tinnitus.According to Hear-it.org, researchers testing the drug furosemide have discovered it can reduce the hyperactivity that causes tinnitus. Australian neuroscientists have found a connection between… Read more...
Katherine Bouton Interview
In celebration of May Better Hearing and Speech Month we are happy to provide an exclusive interview with Author Katherine Bouton.Author Katherine Bouton is making a lot of noise - and a huge difference - with her books about hearing loss.Her 2013 book Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million… Read More...
Hearing Loss Risks
You're riding the bus and you hear loud music behind you. When you turn around you realize that those sounds are not coming from the speaker of a radio, but from the earphones of a teenaged girl sitting behind you.The young lady with the earphones is sitting in her seat and grooving to the tunes,… Read more...
Hearing Loss and the Brain
Can hearing loss make your brain shrink? Can hearing aids improve a person's mental health?These questions may not make a lot of sense. When we think of the impact hearing loss can have on an individual, many things come to mind. A student with hearing loss will have trouble hearing a lecture. An… Read more...
Colin Boog hearing loss
For Colin Boog enjoying his two favourite hobbies – camping and boating – are what he loves most. His biggest, most lovable and rewarding challenge? Being a full-time Dad of two energetic boys, ten and eight.But for the 47-year-old Victoria man, one of the biggest challenges he ever faced… Read more...
For 63-year-old grandmother Dianna Seymour, her joy at being able to hear again is summed up with one sweet word: music.“Music! I can hear all the fine details. All the instruments,” said Seymour. “Wow! It’s just awesome to hear those sounds.”Originally from Vancouver, Seymour… Read more...
You look over at your elderly mother, who is sitting at the table quietly reading a magazine.“Hey Mom,” you ask. “What is that you're reading?”She doesn't look up.“Hey Mom,” you ask, your voice a bit louder, this time accompanied by a tap on the table to get her attention. “What… 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...
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...
Mother’s Day is one of the best times to let your mom know how important she is to you.But there's more to Mother’s Day than yellow carnations and Hallmark cards. Sometimes, letting Mom know how much you love her means telling her hard truths about her health. Sometimes it means telling her… Read More...
Science Daily reported via Karolinska Institutet, a medical university in Sweden, that impressive advances have been made in the fight against hearing loss.According to the site, researchers have identified a biological Circadian clock in the hearing organ, the cochlea.This… 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...
A 1998 survey by the Canadian Association of the Deaf reported the unemployment rate for deaf and hard of hearing people is unacceptably high, with few employed in professions and fewer still in "high level" positions.We don’t think hearing loss should stand in the way of dreams, and that’s… Read more...
Several hearing-impaired athletes have made an impact. One of them is Derrick Coleman of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks,who wrote on CNN that he has never used his hearing as an excuse.“As people hear about me being hard of hearing and making the best of it, the… Read more...
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association published an article by Leslie Bruce entitled “Intimacy and the Hard of Hearing: What's Stopping Us? (Part 1). ”With Valentine's Day coming up, this post explores how hearing loss affects new and ongoing relationships, particularly with a partner who… Read more...
When the Seattle Seahawks  take on the Denver Broncos  in Super Bowl XLVIII, all eyes and ears will be on the stars of the game. But while the likes of Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman will compete for the attention of sports reporters, a little-known player has captured the gaze of the… Read more...
People who are dealing with hearing loss can still enjoy music. According to Statistics Canada  more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability (StatsCan, 2002). This is why we have always encouraged people to get free hearing tests because we… Read more...
During the holidays, children around the world are enjoying themselves with friends and family. This time of year nobody likes to be reminded of the importance of a child’s healthy well-being but according to the World Health Organization Children’s hearing health continues to be a… Read more...
Some jobs are really hard – on your ears.We have always encouraged people to take advantage of our free hearing tests at locations across the country. But depending on what you do for a living, getting your hearing tested may be more important than ever.Five dangerous occupations for hearing… Read more...
Halloween is meant to be fun. One thing we try to drive home is that hearing loss doesn’t have to impact your life negatively – and that is also true for trick or treaters!According to Raising Deaf Kids, about 1 out of 1,000 babies is born with hearing loss.We are happy to provide some tips… Read more...
What's the best way to bring up the topic of hearing loss to a senior citizen?Usually, the person in question is a close friend or family member. You may have seen this person dealing with hearing loss and it may be evident that the individual isn’t only having a difficult time picking up… Read more...
As kids across the country go back to school, we thought it was a good time to bring awareness to the subject of hearing loss and bullying. According to a recent study in Sweden, between one in five hearing impaired students are victims of bullying. In the U.S. it is estimated that the rates of… Read more...
We all know that untreated hearing loss can result in some negative side effects regarding both your mental and physical health. This has been proven through a number of reports and research over the years but men still reluctant to have their hearing tested may want to listen to the results of… Learn More
The holidays are about family and the joy of staying connected.While it may seem counter to the Christmas spirit to discuss health matters, we think there's no better time than to raise the issue, especially if someone you know is showing signs of hearing loss.The holidays are about… Learn 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...
Talking to your parents, grandparents or partner about their hearing loss is a difficult task. No one ever wants to be the bearer of bad news or play the role of bad guy.In recent weeks, we have been offering tips on how to confront a loved one's hearing loss. Our advice has included… Learn more...
How do you tell the people you care about that they have a hearing issue?It's a conundrum for millions of Canadians whose loved ones — whether it be a parent, grandparent or spouse — are slow to acknowledge their hearing loss.It's a fact that the people who notice our… Learn more...
This entire week we have already covered the top 4 reasons why we think you should talk to someone you care about if you notice they are dealing with hearing loss. Flashback!Reason Number One. To improve their quality of life.Reason Number Two. For their safety.Reason Number Three.… Learn more...
As you are most likely aware by now, we are covering the top 5 reasons why you should speak to your friend, partner or workmate about hearing loss. We have already covered reasons one, two and three and now it is time to unveil the fourth reason in our list.Reason Number Four. For a stronger… Learn more...
Today, we are going to cover the second reason why you should talk about hearing loss with your loved one. The first reason was to improve the quality of their life and the second, as you will see is just as important.Reason Number Two. For their safety.Those who deal with hearing loss are… Learn more...
Parents have trouble talking to their kids about sex and, as time goes on, kids have trouble talking to parents about hearing loss. The reasons for the shyness about these subjects are the same — we don't want to point out changes occurring in another person's body that he or she… Learn more...

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