Monday, January 30, 2023 - 14:06
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is defined as a sudden decrease in hearing of 30 dB or more at three consecutive frequencies. In most cases, the cause of sudden sensorineural hearing loss is idiopathic (of unknown origin):
Alyson Early
Thursday, December 29, 2022 - 10:40

Alyson Earle, Audiologist with Sackville and Alderney Hearing Centres talks about today's hearing aids Bluetooth capabilities. 

Why 2 hearing aids are better than 1
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 17:22

Alyson Earle, Audiologist explains why audiologists will almost always recommend you wear two hearing aids instead of just one if a hearing loss is in both ears.

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demonstratating in impression of the ear canal
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 08:52

Alyson Earle, Audiologist with Sackville and Alderney Hearing Centres demonstrates an impression of the ear canal.

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Custom Hearing Protection Options
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 16:48

Alyson Earle, Audiologist with Sackville and Alderney Hearing Centres explains various types of custom hearing protection.

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Hearing Aid Troubleshooting & Repairs in the Clinic
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 09:57

Alyson Earle, Audiologist, explains some hearing aid troubleshooting steps that can be done in the clinic when hearing aids aren't working properly.

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hearing aid dryers
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 08:24

Alyson Earle, Audiologist with Sackville and Alderney Hearing Centres explains the various types of hearing aid dryers available.

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iphone app
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 11:05

Alyson Earle, Audiologist explains how to locate your hearing aid(s) using the "Find my Hearing Aid" feature on the Widex MOMENT app.

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hearing aid diagram
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 14:49

You know that sound when someone is speaking into a microphone, and they are too close to a nearby amplifier, so you hear that awful squealing?

women connecting phone
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 14:58

Almost all of today’s hearing aids are Bluetooth compatible and can connect to most types of newer smartphone devices such as Apple and Android. Users can stream phone calls and videos as well as video chat with their loved ones.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 08:48

Alyson Earle, Audiologist, explains how to pair Bluetooth compatible hearing aids to an Android smartphone for streaming. In the video, she pairs a set of Widex MOMENT mRIC R D hearing aids to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

womens ear
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 14:46

We often get asked how to best prevent build-up of ear wax in the ear canal and if there is a build-up, what is the best way to treat it.

musical ear syndrome
Monday, September 6, 2021 - 14:36

Before we get into the definition of musical ear syndrome, it is important to understand the basics of tinnitus, as musical ear syndrome is believed to be a form of tinnitus.

collage of people with hearing aids
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 11:34

Many people assume that after being fit with new hearing aids, their hearing will be “perfect.” Some even expect that hearing aids give you “bionic hearing.” While hearing aids will improve your hearing dramatically, it is important to have realistic expectations when treating a hearing loss.

man with iPhone and hearing aid
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 09:56
pairing bluetooth compatible hearing aids
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 15:44

Alyson Earle, Certified Audiologist, explains how to pair Bluetooth compatible hearing aids to a smartphone for streaming. In the video, she pairs a set of Oticon OPN miniRITES to an iPhone XS.

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Alyson Earle, Certified Audiologist at Sackville & Alderney Hearing Centres
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 15:19

Alyson Earle, Certified Audiologist at Sackville & Alderney Hearing Centres provides tips on how to best wear a mask while also wearing hearing aids.

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hearing loss myths
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 08:06

Have you been humming and hawing over whether to get your hearing checked? Or get hearing aids? Is this because you know someone who knows someone who hated their hearing aids in 1992? Or because you know someone else who knows someone who said their hearing aids never worked right?

Lyndsay Bozec
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 14:41

If you answer “yes” to any of these 7 questions, contact one of our clinics to have your hearing checked by one of our certified audiologists.

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Lyndsay demonstrates how to insert and remove a hearing aid
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 08:49

This video will show you how to properly insert and remove Oticon Opn S receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids.

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portrait of an old man
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 09:46

Many of you would argue sense of sight is more important than sense of hearing. Just think of all the people you know that wear glasses, contact lenses, or have had Lasik. Now think of Grandpa. You might know, or suspect, Grandpa has hearing loss, but no way will he get hearing aids!

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 09:09

You’ve probably heard the term telehealth recently especially during the last few months as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Human Ear
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 14:14

We often talk about hearing loss caused from noise-exposure and aging because these are two of the most common causes of hearing loss. But the reality is, there are many different causes of hearing loss as well as different types of hearing loss. 

woman face timing
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 13:29

Living through a pandemic is challenging for everyone. Unfortunately, with a hearing loss it can be even more difficult. Here are some communication tips and hearing aid reminders for maintaining good hearing health during this challenging time:

man with single sided deafness
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:02

Most of the time, hearing loss affects both ears and to the same degree. But sometimes, the level of hearing loss can differ from ear to ear, and in some cases, one ear can have normal hearing while the other ear has severe-to-profound hearing loss.

Noise Exposure Chart
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:35

While hearing loss can be caused by factors we can’t control such as genetics and aging, other causes of hearing loss can be prevented.

diagram of outer middle and inner ear
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 16:24

Can ear infections cause hearing loss? The short answer is yes. But most of the time, when hearing loss is caused by an ear infection, it is temporary. For the most part, ear infections cause a type of hearing loss called conductive hearing loss.


Sackville Hearing Celebrates 20 years!

We were proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2019! Click below to download a copy of the newspaper article about how we've grown over the last two decades.

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