Echo Audiology: Hearing & Audiology Clinic Orléans

What are the significant implications of untreated hearing loss? 

Navigating the complexities of hearing loss is crucial for understanding its wide-ranging implications on personal health and overall lifestyle. The team of Audiologists in Orléans at Echo Audiology serving the Greater Ottawa area, shed light on this pressing issue, highlighting the transformative benefits of early detection and intervention.   How common is hearing loss in Canada? 

What Happens If You Do Not Use Your Hearing Aids Regularly?

You Could Go Back in ‘Hearing Loss Land’, Explain Your Trusted Ottawa Audiologists If a hearing test in Ottawa has led to you finding out you have hearing loss, you may have already invested in a suitable set of hearing aids. But the key question is: are you using your hearing aids all day long,

The Connection between Stress, Listening Fatigue and Hearing Loss

Insights from the Audiologists at your Trusted Audiology Clinic in Ottawa Have you been feeling extremely exhausted after listening to people speak for a long time? This could be happening because: You may be experiencing hearing loss, which is making your brain work really hard to process sounds, and tiring you out faster, OR You

Hidden Hearing Loss: What is it and how do I treat it?

Hearing loss is often associated with damage to hair cells in the inner ear which are responsible for detecting vibrations in the environment and turning them into signals that engage the auditory nerves. Sometimes, there is a miscommunication between those hair cells and the hearing nerve, which is referred as “cochlear synaptopathy” or more commonly

Things to Know About BTE and Open BTE Hearing Aids

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are the most common hearing aid style. They are recognized for their power and ability to accommodate wide ranging hearing loss. Traditionally, BTE hearing aids rest behind the ear and with the help of a small tube, connect to a custom earpiece that fits inside the ear canal. A frequent variation

What Causes Tinnitus?

Are you experiencing a ringing, buzzing, hissing or humming sound in one or both ears? Does it seem like the annoying sound is in the middle of your head? Puzzled by high pitched tones or static sounds that people around you do not seem to hear? If you or a family member are experiencing these

How to Live with Tinnitus

Living with tinnitus? It is important to educate yourself about this symptom and understand what is available to help you manage it well; whether you need to start using environmental tinnitus masking strategies, relaxation strategies, or hearing aids suited for tinnitus. Consult an Audiologist to determine the root cause of your tinnitus and get access

How Long Does Tinnitus Last?

While there is no definitive answer to this question, the duration of this symptom depends on its cause and severity. For example, noise-induced tinnitus could be temporary or occasional, whereas, if there is more severe damage over time to the hearing system, tinnitus could be more of a permanent symptom.     Is Tinnitus Permanent

How to Manage Tinnitus

Unsure how to manage tinnitus? If you have this symptom, your first step is to consult with an Audiologist who is known to provide tinnitus consultations and who has experience working with patients who have tinnitus. As an Audiologist, a full hearing assessment and a full intake of your health history will help determine if

What are Common Misconceptions or Myths about Tinnitus

Tinnitus is something that is not often discussed, and thus, this unfortunately leads to many common misconceptions about tinnitus.   In our experience, about 75% of our patients with tinnitus only started reporting it and talking about it because of friend of theirs brought it up one day, and they realized they weren’t the only

Causes of Tinnitus

What are the causes of tinnitus? It turns out that tinnitus can be caused by a lot of various conditions. The most common causes of tinnitus would be conditions linked to the ear or to your hearing. As an example, sometimes tinnitus is simply caused by a build-up of wax in your ears or an

What is Tinnitus?

What is tinnitus? If you have ever gone out to a concert and noticed a ringing in your ears at the end of the night, we call this tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of a sound, in the absence of an external source. In other words, you are hearing a sound that no one else