Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Edmonton Branch
#52, 9912 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1C5
Phone: 780.428.6622 Fax: 780.420.6661
HARD OF HEARING ASSOCIATION - LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION
CHHA is Canada's only nation-wide non-profit consumer organization run by and for hard of hearing people. This is a great site to learn more about hearing loss and to get information and details on National Events.
The Canadian Hearing Society provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss. The information that they provide is relevant, youthful and very informative.
Bridges Psychological and Rehabilitation Support Services Association is committed to providing support and BRIDGING communication barriers for people who are Hard of Hearing, Deaf or experiencing communication and language challenges.
Tinnitus is a phenomenon that is not yet fully understood by the medical community. It is connected to the electrical processes associated with the nervous system and effects the inner ear and the auditory nerve. Tinnitus is a constant ringing or buzzing in the ears. It usually begins quite soft in volume but can progress to become very loud and even become unbearable and debilitating.
Many people who experienced tinnitus have reported the onset of tinnitus just before or shortly after beginning to lose hearing. Tinnitus can become more pronounced with excessive stress or even certain types of physical exertion. Calming of the senses and relaxation seem to be the best solution for lessening the effects of tinnitus.
To date there is no cure for tinnitus; experts often suggest "masking" the tinnitus (constant and "inside" the persons head) with an external stimulus like relaxing sounds or music.
Because tinnitus is connected to the bodies own "electrical" or nervous system, many have found relief from acupuncture treatment.
Link to Videos
- What is it like to live with Hearing Loss? See What's It Like to learn more
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