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The following articles were featured in the Ontario Medical Review (OMR). Each discuss the issue of topic. These have been reproduced here with permission from the Ontario Association of Professional Audiology Clinics (OAPAC.) Peel Audiology and Hearing Aid Services is a member of OAPAC.

It’s Possible to Poison Your Ears

Our Blog It’s Possible to Poison Your Ears Here’s a word that may come in handy for a crossword puzzle, someday: ototoxicity. It refers to the ability of certain drugs and chemicals to be toxic (i.e., poisonous) to the sense of hearing. Such substances can actually...

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Sudden Hearing Loss? Yes, It Can Happen.

Our Blog Sudden Hearing Loss? Yes, It Can Happen. Most hearing loss is subtle and inconspicuous, taking its toll over time, often imperceptibly, until it becomes a quality-of-life problem. But hearing loss is a condition with more than one personality, so to speak....

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Zika Virus and Its Connection to Hearing Loss

Our Blog Zika Virus and Its Connection to Hearing Loss The Zika virus (ZIKV) has been very much in the news in recent years. In 2015, it made its way throughout the Americas; in 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a public health emergency. The...

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Learn the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cigarettes

Our Blog Learn the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cigarettes The bad news about cigarettes just seems to keep coming. According to research, the same chemicals that make cigarettes bad for the rest of your body make them bad for your hearing as well. Let’s take...

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Useful Information About Tinnitus

Physician Partner Resources Useful Information About Tinnitus An estimate of statistics regarding Tinnitus puts the number of Canadians suffering from such “ringing in the ears” at about 10-15% of the population; of those, about 20% seek out help from a medical...

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The Effect of Some Chemotherapy on Hearing

Physician Partner Resources The Effect of Some Chemotherapy on Hearing As a doctor in the 21st century, you most likely have patients who are battling cancer; a number of them are likely to have been given platinum-based chemotherapy, such as cisplatin or carboplatin....

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Connections Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Physician Partner Resources Connections Between Hearing Loss and Dementia Hearing loss and dementia—it’s a relationship that has been given increasing attention in recent years. And with that attention has come a growing focus on hearing health. When a patient test...

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On Hearing Loss and Overall Health

Physician Partner Resources On Hearing Loss and Overall Health We talk a lot nowadays about “preventive medicine”— and well we should. It makes a lot of sense for all of us, as individuals and as communities, to stop illness from happening rather than to always be...

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About Canada’s Growing Hearing Problem

Physician Partner Resources About Canada’s Growing Hearing Problem The numbers on hearing loss in Canada are startling. Statistics Canada says that, in a period of ten years (2002-2012), the number of people with hearing difficulty tripled to more than 3 million. Just...

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