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  • Rian Breathnach, BSc. Audiology

    Can I buy just one hearing aid?

    Can I buy just one hearing aid? This question is frequently asked each week in Blackberry Hearing. Yes, a person can purchase one hearing aid depending on their level of loss. In some instances, a person may experience hearing loss in only one ear while the other ear is perfectly fine. We have many patients […]

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  • Lauren Walsh, Hearing Aid Audiologist

    Can excessive ear wax cause Tinnitus?

    When a person experiences a ringing, buzzing, or whistling in their ear, they may be experiencing some form of Tinnitus. Tinnitus is not a condition but an actual symptom related to hearing loss. In some cases, tinnitus can be caused by age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) or exposure to loud noises. One of the most frequent […]

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  • Matt Gleeson, General Manager

    How to put on and remove your...

    Putting on your hearing aids Step 1: Identify the left & right hearing aid. The left hearing aid will have a blue dot visible on the hearing aid. The right hearing aid will have a red dot visible on the hearing aid. We need to identify the difference as each hearing aid may be programmed […]

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  • Matt Gleeson, General Manager

    Rechargeable Vs Non-Rechargeable Hearing Aids

    As hearing technology continues to advance each year, hearing aids have transformed from a single-purpose device to wearable tech. This transformation has prompted hearing aid manufacturers to provide high-quality hearing aids with technical improvements each year. New features include adapting machine learning, voice control, Bluetooth streaming to add more functionality to hearing aids. While these […]

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  • Claire Bolger, BAgSc, MAgSc, HDip- HAA (Hearing Aid Audiology)

    Acoustic Neuroma - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

    An Acoustic Neuroma (also known as Vestibular Schwannoma) is a rare, growth that develops on the hearing/balance nerve between the brain and inner ear, often causing hearing loss, tinnitus or balance problems. What Causes an acoustic neuroma? Acoustic neuromas are rare. In over 95% of cases they occur spontaneously and are not related to lifestyle […]

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  • Rian Breathnach, BSc. Audiology

    Hyperacusis symptoms and treatments?

    Hyperacusis is an auditory disorder when a person experiences difficulties tolerating sounds at a normal level. In some instances, low level or normal sound levels can become unbearable or the person can experience pain within the ear. External sounds including conversations, vacuum cleaning, kitchen appliances, or busy offices can become difficult to tolerate the sound. […]

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