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Of the many causes of permanent hearing loss, the one that is most preventable is noise and music exposure. Although music and noise appear to be quite different; one being a good thing and the other, less good, both have a similar (but not identical) effect on our hearing.
Although recent research has unveiled several parameters that can affect one’s hearing status, there are two main factors that contribute to noise or music related hearing loss- the sound level (also known as the intensity) and how long on
On October 19, 2016, The Team at Marco were honored with the Sydney Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Customer Service Award. This award is presented to a business or organization that exemplifies overall excellence in customer service. At Marco, we want to make sure each client leaves our office doing better, and happy with their experience. We are so proud to have received this award. Thank you to the Sydney Area Chamber of Commerce.
Odilia was also nominated for the Irving Schwartz Business Person of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual who upholds the dedication for hard work, customer service and loyalty to both staff and customers as demonstrated by the late Irving Schwartz.
Congratulations to all of
Good news: the CHHA (Canadian Hard of Hearing Association) is holding their National Conference in Halifax this year. It will be at the Westin Hotel from May 21-23. For information on the Conference, visit CHHA
An audio (induction) loop is a wire loop (or thin loop pad) attached to an amplifier. It creates a magnetic field that broadcasts sound, in pure, undistorted form, directly to people who are within the loop and have a hearing aid containing a telecoil. Aliant Pioneer Volunteers donate their time to install “audio loops” to work with existing public address “PA” systems. These loops improve the sound quality for people who wear hearing aids. Aliant Pioneer Volunteer loops can be found in churches, meeting rooms, theatres and classrooms across Atlantic Canada. Hearing Aids are designed to work best in small spaces and at small distances. The FM audio loop can compensate for the noise and distance factors making it much easier for hearing aid users to hear in difficult environments.
Looped Public Buildings – 2014
Newsom United Church
Knox Presbyterian Church
St. Michael’s Roman Catholic
St. Columba Church
Ephraim Scott Memorial Presbyterian
Little Narrows Presbyterian Church
Grand River Presbyterian Church
St. Josephs Church
Bethel United Church
St. Columbia Presbyterian
St. Marks Church
Sydney, Sydney River & Westmount
Chants Funeral Chapel
Holy Rosary Parish
Justice Centre Courtroom
Marco Hearing Health Centre’s entire staff has just attended Sounds+ 2012.
The 11th Annual Audiology Conference offered international Presenters educating on the latest research in acoustic science and hearing aid development and fittings. They also attended a pre-Conference workshop on Tinnitus Management. Exhibits at the Conference included the latest and most exciting developments in hearing aid technology.
A big Thanks to our loyal Clients for their patience while we were away, and to Lillian for ‘holding down the fort’ while we were away!
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I was away in April at the first WiSE (Widex Scientific Excellence) seminar held at ORCA in Chicago, Illinois. This seminar was attended by a select group of Audiologists from Canada, US, England, Australia, Belgium, and the Netherlands and was led by clinical researcher Dr. Francis Kuk. We had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the research that takes place to develop the advanced features in Widex hearing aids. We use these features everyday to help you, our clients, with your communication needs.
I was able to meet with Audiologists from all over the world and learn about the similarities and differences they deal with in the practice. This was a great opportunity and I hope the WiSE seminars continue over the years to provide me with up to date information that I can u
We’re taking the plunge into the world of blogging – and we’re really excited about it..
We’re hoping to use our blog as an opportunity to interact with our clients, their families and friends and the public in general. We, the Marco Team, have a real passion for what we do. We know we change peoples lives every day. We love the new technologies and what they can do for anyone with a hearing loss, whether it’s very mild – or if it’s severe. And we know our counseling and service can make all the difference. That’s why our slogan is: ‘One visit will convince you!’
Over the next few months we’ll be selecting topics that have arisen out of questions from clients. We’ll also use the blog to answer your questions and to keep you up to date on new and exciting devel