Hard to Believe But True – Gaye Scriven Has Retired

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have meet some amazing people with hearing loss, young and old. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my job and know I’m leaving you all in very capable hands with clinic staff that really care about your hearing. I have learned several things in regards to hearing loss since I have been working at Markham Hearing Centre and would like to share the top five items with you. They are the following:

  1. Hearing aids actually slow down the progression of hearing loss.
  2. There is a link between hearing loss and dementia.
  3. Hearing loss can be quite isolating because it inhibits your ability to hear and communicate efficiently with family and friends.
  4. Using hearing aids when your hearing first starts to deteriorate is better than waiting until you are older and not able to understand/discriminate properly. It is also more difficult to use your fingers properly to put the batteries inside the compartment or to insert or remove the aids.
  5. Never Use Q-tips. They actually can cause more damage than good. It actually states on the q-tip box to not use them in your ears. You will accumulate more wax when wearing hearing aids so best way to clean your ears is by asking your family physician to do it for you.

Wishing you all the best, Gaye