CHHA National Website www.chha.ca
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 www.chs.ca
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.
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.
- American Tinnitus Association – The American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
- British Tinnitus Association – The British Tinnitus Association
Excellent informative and helpful links:
- Health Aging Information Series presented by Age Friendly Edmonton
- Hearing Loss 101 – Deaf & Hear Alberta
- Types of Hearing Aids – Deaf & Hear Alberta
- Disease/ Disability Information Hearing Loss – Government of Canada
- Registered Disability Saving Plan – Employment and Social Development Canada
- Hearing Aids 1000 – A Consumer Guide to Hearing Aids And Related Products
- Three Hearing Loss Types – Maryville University