Archive for category Hearing Loss

How brain balances hearing between the ears

Vancouver Desi
May 13, 2015

Researchers have answered the long-standing question of how the brain balances hearing between the ears. The balance is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.

A team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) sought to understand the biological process behind the ‘olivocochlear’ hearing control reflex…. READ MORE ->

Canadians are Losing their Hearing

by Cassandra Jeffry
Kelowna Now
April 15, 2015

” A significant portion of Canadians live with hearing loss in one or both ears.

According to Statistics Canada, at least 20 per cent of adults aged 19 to 79 have at least mild hearing loss, although hearing loss was more prevalent as age increased…..” READ MORE ->

Hearing Health – Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of Vancouver Sun

Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of the Vancouver Sun on “Hearing Health” have some some useful articles on hearing loss. It is wonderful that both Nora McKellin, President of CHHA-BC and Grace Shyng, M.Sc., Aud. (C), RAUD, RHIP, Head of Audiology at Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing were able to contribute in some way.

On page 7, Nora gave some great insight in an article called “Aging and Hearing Loss”

On page 2, Grace contributed to the article called “Learn about Hearing Loss”

Here is the link – Mediaplanet’s “Hearing Health”.

911 Emergency Services/Emergency Notifications Survey

Have you ever had problems accessing 911 emergency services or are you concerned about getting emergency notifications such as storm warnings or natural disaster alerts? Do you feel current technology is limiting your access to these services.

If you have a disability (includes those who are hard of hearing) and are interested in making 911 emergency services and emergency alerts better and would like to ensure these services meet your needs, then please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

http://www.neilsquire.ca/E911survey

The Neil Squire Society is looking for your opinion on how the next generation of emergency service and alerts designed to work with mobile phones should work for you. Your opinions are important.

As a thank you, all participants who complete the survey will be entered in a draw for a $200 gift certificate to The Bay Department Store. The deadline is February 15, 2012.