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

The 5 Most Common Causes of Tinnitus

Thursday 24 Jun 2021

If you don’t have tinnitus, you probably know someone who does! One in 10 New Zealanders report hearing tinnitus, the perception of sound when no external source is present1. It impacts each person differently and is a challenging symptom to treat..

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The Social Impact of Hearing Loss

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Hearing keeps us connected to the people around us. For most of us, it’s how we communicate with others. Humans are hard-wired for connection and participating in meaningful conversations is one important way we connect. Sadly, hearing loss can.

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The Pros & Cons of Discreet Hearing Aids: Are They Right for You?

Tuesday 20 Apr 2021

Considering hearing aids but worried about how they might look? Some hearing aids are virtually invisible, but does that make them the right fit? There are some pros and cons to these uber-discreet devices. The Pros of Discreet Hearing Aids Let’s.

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5 Tips to Improve Verbal Communication

Friday 26 Feb 2021

We are hardwired for connection with one another. One of the most common ways we connect is through verbal communication, especially speech. If we lack good communication skills or have limited resources for communication, it can significantly.

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Is Age-Related Hearing Loss Normal?

Thursday 11 Feb 2021

Often once the first signs of hearing loss present, people begin to wonder whether age-related hearing loss is to be expected and normal for their age. This is a common question for audiologists that we're asked by patients all the time - so don't.

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Will Hearing Aids Hold Me Back from an Active Lifestyle?

Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

A change in hearing shouldn’t determine how active you are.  If you’re someone who doesn’t want to get slowed down, you may have asked yourself this question – "will hearing aids hold me back?". The answer may not be as easy as ‘yes’ or ‘no’, rather.

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Hearing and Your Health

Monday 11 Jan 2021

The start of a new year is a time for hitting health goals. Keeping your hearing healthy is an important part of your overall health as untreated hearing loss can impact the entire body. Research shows that leaving hearing loss untreated can lead to.

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A Thank You from Us: Why Supporting Local Makes a Difference

Sunday 01 Nov 2020

For many of us, the lockdown during COVID was a challenging time. In some ways, it was an unexpected opportunity to spend time with family and reconnect with things at home, but in other ways, like managing and running a non-essential business, the.

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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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