World Hearing Day 2016

 

Dear Readers,

For the past few years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been raising awareness for hearing care through their annual advocacy event: World Hearing Day. Last year, their theme was “Make Listening Safe”. Last March, we shared with you some of the posters, infographics and learning tools the WHO published on their website aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of excessive noise and preventing noise-induced hearing loss.

A startling statistic shared by the WHO suggests over 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss. As a result, they are promoting the following as ways to make listening safe:

1- Keep the volume down

2- Limit time spent engaged in noisy activities

3- Heed the warning sings of hearing loss

4- Monitor safe listening levels through the use of smartphone apps

5- Get regular hearing check-ups Read More



The Basics of your Hearing Health

Dear Readers,

As an Audiologist I feel it is my responsibility to help the public better understand their hearing health. I started this blog to educate people about hearing health and what an Audiologist can do for them. I will focus my first post on the basics: 1) protect the hearing you have, and 2) deal with a hearing loss when one is identified.

 

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Toronto Family Hearing at Roncesvalles Village Polish Festival 2014

Dear Readers,

If you were anywhere in the Roncesvalles area on September 13th or 14th you would have noticed one of Toronto’s largest street festivals in action — the 2014 Roncesvalles Polish Festival. Toronto Family Hearing was there with a booth in the centre of the action. We had lots of give aways (including hearing protection!) and a prize draw. Having recently opened our clinic this was our first time attending the festival. In between all the great food and rides many people found time to stop by the booth and ask questions about what we can do for them and their​ friends, family and children.

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