Signs of hearing loss February 22 2018

Signs of hearing loss

By Véronique Montreuil-Jacques, audiologist, Polyclinique de l'Oreille

Hearing loss is a perfectly normal phenomenon that may affect anyone, even you. As early as the age of 40, you may feel the first signs of a decline in hearing acuity. Don’t worry, it does not indicate a decline […]

Hearing aids January 29 2018

How do hearing aids work?

By Étienne Laroche, audioprosthetist, Groupe Forget

Even with detected and confirmed hearing loss, most people can still be hopeful. There are many solutions to rediscovering the joy of hearing including the most popular: hearing aids. But how do they actually work? Although there are several models […]

Noise myths and facts December 20 2017

The myths and facts about noise-induced hearing loss

By Mélanie Carbonneau, audiologist, Polyclinique de l'Oreille

These days, noise pollution is all around us. Whether in the city or outside of it, volumes can reach critical levels. While most people understand there are certain risks to hearing, many myths persist about hearing loss caused by noise. […]

Hearing well on holidays November 1 2017

Hearing well your loved ones during holidays

By Groupe Forget, audioprosthesists

Better hearing: make the most of those precious moments with your family It is not always easy to understand all of the stories your grandchildren tell you, especially when trying to contend with loud surrounding noises.  Have you noticed that your […]

hearing aids August 1 2017

Why two hearing aids?

By David Gélinas, Stéphane Cérat et Mathieu Vézina, audioprosthetists, Groupe Forget

If you have a hearing loss to both ears, you need two hearing aids. But why two hearing aids? There are many advantages of hearing with both ears! It is much easier to locate where sound is coming from. For […]

Better communication May 27 2017

Better communication for those with hearing loss

By Marie-Pierre Genest, audioprosthetist, Groupe Forget

Wearing hearing aids helps people rediscover the pleasure of hearing. Yet even with the best hearing aids available, certain communication situations may be difficult Communication is a two-way street. The hearing-impaired person with hearing aids and his or her counterpart […]

Regional games April 12 2017

Groupe Forget, sponsor of the regional FADOQ Games in 9 regions of Quebec

By Groupe Forget, audioprosthesists

For yet another year, Groupe Forget, audioprosthetists is pleased to be an official partner of the regional FADOQ Games in 9 different regions of Quebec. These games are the largest sports events for people 50 years and older. Let the […]

National hearing day March 22 2017

Groupe Forget participates in Quebec’s first edition of the National Hearing Day!

By Groupe Forget, audioprosthesists

Groupe Forget, audioprosthetists is pleased to participate to the very first edition of Quebec’s National Hearing Day on May 2nd, 2017. As a partner in this event, free hearing screening tests will be offered in our participating clinics across Quebec. […]

Cochlear implant March 1 2017

What is a cochlear implant?

By Sarah-Ève Cataphard, audiologist, Polyclinique de l'Oreille

A cochlear implant is a ultra-miniature device that improve hearing (sound perception of speech and environmental noises) in people with severe to profound deafness. Unlike hearing aids, these devices stimulate the cochlea directly through surgically implanted electrodes. Anatomy of a cochlear […]

Diabetes January 27 2017

Is there a link between diabetes and hearing loss?

By Jenny Turcotte, audiologist, Polyclinique de l'Oreille

Diabetes is a chronic, incurable disease, but it can be treated and kept under control. This illness prevents the body from using sugar as an energy source. High blood sugar levels can cause long-term complications. Some of the most common—and […]

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