How do you protect your hearing?
April 27th 2022 is International Noise Awareness Day and for us, it's a great opportunity to educate the community about the importance of caring for your hearing. Our ears are pretty incredible. For such a tiny part of our body, they are responsible for 40% of our sensory information, as well as balance and languages. Ears are made up of many small bones and tiny, delicate hairs that can easily be damaged if we don't take care to protect them. Exposure to loud noise, especia
Hearing Screenings vs. Hearing Tests
You’ve been screened for hearing loss at work and the nurse lets you know you should book a hearing test. What does that mean? Didn’t you just have one done? Hearing screenings are the tests done at your workplace, school, or by a public health nurse. They are often performed at no cost. They can be valuable tools to let you know if there’s something wrong with your hearing, however they won’t be able to tell you what exactly is wrong or the extent of the issue. Hearing scree