Year: 2018

Holiday Coping with Sound Sensitivity

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people with hearing loss, tinnitus, or hyperacusis (decreased sound tolerance). The hustle and bustle and crowded social events can make tinnitus or hyperacusis flare-up, and make it hard to understand conversations. This is true even for people with tinnitus and “normal” hearing).  Sound sensitivity flare ups …

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Aircraft Noise Near Canadian Airports

Update: March 2019 Report submitted to Canadian government 42nd Parliament, 1st Session: Report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Assessing the impact of aircraft noise in the vicinity of major Canadian airports. Government Response to the Twenty-Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities The Canadian federal government Standing …

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Avast Me Hearties

The child slumped through the front door after school. Despair hanging above her head like a plump rain cloud. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I have to write a poem.” “That doesn’t sound so hard.” “About pirates.” “You can do it.” “Why didn’t they ask us to do something good, like a poem about chocolate cake?” …

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