Elise Gregoire, Doctor of Audiology

Elise Gregoire, Doctor of Audiology
Elise is a locum audiologist, university lecturer, and frequent contributor to the New Zealand Hearing blog. She also helps New Zealand Hearing clinics with their marketing efforts.
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Recent Posts

Oxidative Stress: A Chocolate a Day Keeps the Audiologist Away?

Tuesday 22 Sep 2020

There may be some truth to this! Our Ears and Foods with Anti-Inflammatory Effects The delicate structures of our inner ear are incredibly sensitive to oxidative stress and the inflammation that results. Oxidative stress occurs when there’s an.

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Health Consequences of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Tuesday 25 Aug 2020

Noise-induced hearing loss is a workplace hazard for many. It might seem convenient to leave the earplugs at home, but that choice can have long-term consequences for your hearing and overall health.Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is.

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Hearables: Advances in Hearing Technology

Friday 03 Jul 2020

Advances in technology have led to unique changes in medical devices, adding functionality we only dreamed of in the past. Whether it’s as simple as tracking steps or as complex as heart monitors, we have a new world of options at our fingertips..

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There's An App For That: Tinnitus

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a common problem. Experts  estimate 15% of adults in New Zealand have tinnitus1. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly what causes tinnitus and there's no known cure. The good news, however, is we have ways to.

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Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tuesday 28 Apr 2020

Have you ever wondered if you have tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external source exists. It's also described as phantom sound, similar to phantom limb pain experienced by amputees. If you're just starting to learn about this.

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Stay connected, even at a distance

Monday 23 Mar 2020

These are undoubtedly stressful times, especially if you can’t be with family and friends. Despite the challenges of self-isolation, there is some good news:  we have technology to help us stay connected, even at a distance. These tools are not only.

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How's your hearing in background noise?

Tuesday 10 Mar 2020

Listening is really hard work, especially in noisy or busy places. As we age, the brain cells designed to filter noise don’t work as well as they used to, so it gets harder and harder to focus on the speech you want to hear. This occurs even with.

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Hearing Exhaustion

Monday 02 Mar 2020

Feeling tired but not sure why? It’s possible your hearing is playing a role. Even on our best days, it takes a lot of cognitive effort to hear and listen. If you have a hearing loss, particularly if it’s untreated, this effort skyrockets and can.

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Heart Health = Hearing Health

Monday 20 Jan 2020

Did you know your cardiovascular health is linked to hearing health? It’s true! Our ears are extremely sensitive to blood flow and the oxygen it delivers. However, the veins and arteries that supply our ears with oxygen are very small, so any.

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Avoid Swimmer's Ear This Summer

Saturday 04 Jan 2020

Swimmer’s ear is another name for otitis externa – an infection of the outer ear canal. It is commonly called swimmer’s ear as it can occur after frequent swimming. External ear infections result when there is bacterial (sometimes viral or fungal).

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