Support for those with hearing loss and resources for prevention.

Protect Your Hearing While Enjoying the Stampede Grounds

Zero decibels (0 dB) is the quietest sound audible to a healthy human ear. From there, every increase of 3 dB represents a doubling of noise intensity. For example, noise measured at 88 dB is double the intensity of noise measured at 85dB. Noise is cumulative.  If one amusement ride emits a sound level of 91 dB(A) and…

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Letter to the Editor – Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

A side-effect of our jobs at Hear Alberta is that we can’t discuss an event in our city without bringing up noise-induced hearing loss. We couldn’t help but send a letter:  Dear Editor, JUNOfest marks an exciting time in our city.  For many of us, live music is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  However, at…

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Hearing Loss: Chronic Condition

How are hearing loss, diabetes, arthritis and asthma similar? They are all chronic health conditions. A chronic health condition is one that lasts more than 3 months and is generally progressive. So how do chronic health conditions affect us? The physical changes are the most obvious. What’s not so obvious is what happens to our self-image. We…

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