Dangerous Decibels at the Gym

Dangerous Decibels at the Gym

Exercise is good for your overall health – and your hearing health as well! With certain types of hearing loss linked to issues with the cardiovascular system, regular activity is good for staving off these conditions. Whether you’re in a group class or working out alone, in the last few minutes of a workout, the right song gives you the …

Custom Hearing Solutions - How Disclosing Your Hearing Loss Helps Communication

How Disclosing Hearing Loss Helps Communication

Hearing loss affects a startling number of Americans. Fifteen percent of those over age eighteen report a degree of hearing difficulty, a number that skyrockets when we look at the over 65 demographic. Yet still, those who suffer from hearing loss are reluctant to disclose their difficulty. But it is often the act of bringing uncomfortable issues forward that allows …

3 Reasons to Update Your Hearing Aids

3 Reasons to Update Your Hearing Aids

For those of us with hearing loss, hearing aids are the best investment we can make to improve our lives. Think back to the moment your hearing aids were first fitted and recall the immediate clarity and amplification of sounds around you. Because hearing loss is an invisible and gradual condition, many people who experience it are not aware of …

How Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function

How Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function

Did you know that hearing actually occurs in the brain? As sound waves pass from our outer ear to our middle ear to our inner ear, tiny hair cells turn them into electric signals that are received and processed by the auditory cortex in our brains. Neural pathways that transmit these electric signals become inactive with untreated hearing loss. As …

8 Questions You May Have About Hearing Loss

8 Questions You May Have About Hearing Loss

As with all new experiences, the journey to better hearing health can be overwhelming. When you visit us at Custom Hearing Solutions, our audiologist and team of hearing specialists are here to support you through the process. If you’ve been preparing for your consultation beforehand, you may have found an abundance of information and research on hearing loss. Here, we’ve …

Custom Hearing Solutions - Best Hearing Aids for Active Lifestyle

Best Hearing Aids for Active Lifestyles

Whether you have just been prescribed hearing aids, or you have been experiencing the benefits of amplified hearing for some time, you are fully aware of the connection between clear hearing and being connected to the world around you. Though adjusting to life of hearing loss may take some time at first, the use of hearing aids in the long-term …

How Hearing Aids Improve Your Relationships

How Hearing Aids Improve Your Relationships

As social creatures, we understand that healthy communication is at the foundation of our relationships. Through communication, we share our inner worlds with each other. We share stories, anecdotes, jokes, and have important discussions through communication. Most of us understand that maintaining relationships takes work, and communication is a fundamental part of this work. When our channels of communication deteriorate, …

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidity is defined as “the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.” It may also refer to “the presence of one or more additional disorders occurring simultaneously with a primary disorder.” As with many other medical conditions, hearing loss may occur with one or more comorbidities. Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in …

Custom Hearing Solutions - Protect Your Hearing This Summer

Protect Your Hearing This Summer

The summer months are finally here, and with them comes all the excitement of warm weather and outdoor events. While the summer means more fun, we do have to be careful. We wear sunscreen, drink lots of water, and are generous with our mosquito repellant. But have you thought about protecting your hearing in the summer time? Not only does …

Custom Hearing Solutions - A Case for Two Hearing Aids

A Case for 2 Hearing Aids

Have you ever wondered why we have two ears on either side of our head? Over the course of human evolution, our auditory system has evolved to help us survive. In fact, our auditory system does more than hear; part of it is also responsible for our sense of balance! (Check out this interesting story from the CBC). Ancient humans …