HearCare Audiology

Welcome to HearCare Audiology!
100% locally-owned and operated by husband & wife duo Audiologists. Unlike most other clinics, we don’t just provide hearing aids from one brand – we fit all major brands and you see the same Audiologist each time.

Most of our clients come via word of mouth and doctors’ referrals. There’s no pressure to buy, just sensible advice and all your questions answered. With personal and caring service, highly qualified and experienced Audiologists, the latest hearing aids and competitive prices, you’re making the best choice. Aswin and Mikhila, a husband-wife duo, are the proud owners and operators of HearCare Audio

Operating as usual

09/23/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by not doing all the talking!
Hearing loss can be exhausting, as it requires the listener to put forth more mental effort every day to understand their environments and communications.
Take turnsturks speaking and/or take breaks during long conversations.

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/communicating-with-people-with-hearing-loss

09/20/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by using alternative methods of communicating.

Texting and/or emailing are great ways to keep family members in the loop who may otherwise struggle with in-person or phone conversations.

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/communicating-with-people-with-hearing-loss

09/16/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by using appropriate facial expressions, gestures and body language to help express what you’re trying to say.

Be mindful though! Ensure gestures are complimentary to the conversation and not distracting.

09/13/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by staying aware of competing noises around you.

The whir of a noisy air conditioner, the hum of a fridge, or music playing in the background, can all make understanding speech difficult.

Move your conversation to a quieter environment, or turn off noisy devices if possible.

09/09/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by rewording your sentence, if the person does not understand what is being said.

Some words are easier to hear or lip-read than others. Rather than simply repeating what you said, find another way to express the same thought in order to offer an alternative way of understanding the conversation.

09/09/2022

Did you know that the blue whale is the loudest (and largest!) animal in the world? A blue whale’s vocalizations can reach 188dB and can be heard from 1,609 km away!

09/06/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by speaking normally and annunciating clearly.

Don’t speak too loudly or too quickly. Ensure your face is clearly visible and speak at a pace that is comfortable for everyone to follow along with the conversation.

09/02/2022

Did you know that the loudest sound in the world was the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in Indonesia? The eruption was so loud, it was heard 5,000km away and had a recorded volume of 172dB at 100 miles away from the source (for reference, the loudest sound even possible is 194dB!). Yikes! https://nautil.us/the-sound-so-loud-that-it-circled-the-earth-four-times-2-4903/#:~:text=by%20our%20instruments.-,The%20Krakatoa%20explosion%20registered%20172%20decibels%20at%20100%20miles%20from,track%20changes%20in%20atmospheric%20pressure. https://www.zmescience.com/science/the-loudest-sound-ever-in-mankinds-history/

09/02/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by always making sure you maintain eye contact.

Look at the person directly and make sure your face can be seen clearly – don’t forget! They might be relying on lip reading to fully understand what is being said.

Also be sure to avoid distracting movements, like putting your hands in front of your face, touching your hair, chewing or smoking

08/31/2022

Mindful Health: Practicing self-care
Taking the time to do things that improve your physical and mental well-being are important acts of self-care. Even small, daily acts of self-care can help you manage stress, lower risk of illness and increase your energy.

How can you practice self-care? Rest and sleep!

Make sure to get enough sleep every night – stick to a sleep/wake schedule if you can! Be mindful of the blue light your electronic devices are omitting as well, as they can disrupt your circadian rhythm and make falling asleep harder.

Source:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/caring-for-your-mental-health

08/30/2022

If a friend or family member is experiencing hearing loss, you can help make communicating with them easier by always making sure you have their attention before starting to speak.

People experiencing hearing loss may rely on reading lips to best understand what is being said; be sure you have their attention before really starting to chat.

08/26/2022

Did you know that there are two types of hearing loss?
One type of hearing loss is known as conductive hearing loss, which indicates that there is a problem with the inner or outer ear environments and how they’re conducting sound.
The other type of hearing loss is known as sensorineural hearing loss, which indicate damage to the cochlea, auditory nerve or auditory centres of the brain.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing sensorineural hearing loss, it’s best to have them looked at by an Audiologist as soon as possible. Call 778-760-8456 or visit https://myhearcare.ca/make-an-appointment/

https://www.chchearing.org/facts-about-hearing-loss

08/24/2022

Mindful Health: Practicing self-care
Taking the time to do things that improve your physical and mental well-being are important acts of self-care. Even small, daily acts of self-care can help you manage stress, lower risk of illness and increase your energy.

How can you practice self-care? Eat healthy meals and stay hydrated.

Drinking your water and eating a balanced diet can improve your energy and focus throughout the day. Monitor your intake of processed foods, sugar and salt, and consider limiting your caffiene intake, as well.

Source:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/caring-for-your-mental-health

08/22/2022

With summer weather, many of us will be spending lots more time outdoors in the sunshine, but increased sun exposure also means increased skin cancer risk.
Healthy Summer Tip – Shade is your best friend! Limit your exposure to the sun, especially during peak times of the day (10am to 4pm!) when UV rays are at their strongest.

https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/how-to-have-a-happy-healthy-summer.html

08/19/2022

Did you know that dolphins rely on eardrums located outside of their bodies to hear?
They also use sonar and echolocation to enhance their already superior hearing abilities!

https://www.news24.com/health24/medical/hearing-management/news/20-lesser-known-facts-about-hearing-20180927

08/17/2022

Mindful Health: Practicing self-care

Taking the time to do things that improve your physical and mental well-being are important acts of self-care. Even small, daily acts of self-care can help you manage stress, lower risk of illness and increase your energy.

How can you practice self-care? Exercise regularly.

Just 30 minutes of activity every day – a simply walk will do! - can help boost your mood and your health. If 30 minutes all at once feels daunting, break it up! Small amounts of exercise add up and can be easier to fit into your day in smaller chunks.

Source:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/caring-for-your-mental-health

08/15/2022

With summer weather, many of us will be spending lots more time outdoors in the sunshine, but increased sun exposure also means increased skin cancer risk.
Healthy Summer Tip – Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and be sure to reapply throughout the day (every 2 hours if possible!). If you’ve been swimming or sweating, make sure to reapply more frequently for the best protection.

https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/how-to-have-a-happy-healthy-summer.html

08/13/2022

If you’re suffering with an untreated hearing loss, you may feel isolated and frustrated — like you’re missing out on life. Those around you may be feeling frustrated too. It’s important to know you’re not alone.

Approximately 1 in 10 people experiences some degree of hearing loss. Happily, about 90% of these people can be helped with the use of hearing aids.

08/12/2022

Did you know that humans generally having a hearing range between 20 and 20,000 hertz (hz)?

Comparatively, elephants can hear frequencies as low as 14hz and cats can hear frequencies as high as 64,000hz!

Bats take the cake, however! They can sometimes pick up sounds as high as 200,000hz! Wow!

https://www.hear.com/useful-knowledge/animal-hearing-abilities/

08/10/2022

Hearing for your Mental Health: Fatigue

Trying to hear with a hearing loss can be downright exhausting.
Straining to hear demands more of your energy and makes conversations difficult. This not only leads to social isolation in some cases, but also results in the affected individually feeling more physically exuasted at the end of the day from straining to hear all day.

This increased focus on coping with the hearing loss, rather than participating in active and vibrant conversations can also lead to dementia and depression down the road, but it doesn’t have to end there.

Hearing aids can reconnect you with conversations and the world of sound around you. Talk to us today to learn more about today’s discreet, sophisticated and stylishly smart hearing aid technology. You might be surprised by what you discover. Call 778-760-8456 or visit https://myhearcare.ca/make-an-appointment/.

Source:
https://www.webmd.com/connect-to-care/hearing-loss/mental-and-emotional-effects-of-hearing-loss

08/09/2022

• Do you often ask others to repeat themselves?
• Do you turn up the TV or radio louder than others prefer?
• Is it particularly difficult to understand conversation when there is background noise?
• Does it often seem as though others are mumbling when they speak to you?
• Do you have difficulty following group conversations?
• Do you find it difficult to identify from which direction sounds are coming?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a hearing loss. It is extremely important that you talk to a hearing healthcare professional, who can help you determine the type and degree of your hearing loss and what course of action you can take.

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1695-E Burtch Road
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 4A9

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Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

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