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

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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Hearing During the Holidays

Friday 27 Dec 2019

As much love and joy as the holidays bring, they can also be stressful, especially if you have a hearing loss. For many of us, this is the time of year that’s filled with family, friends, and social events that require energy and effort. Being.

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Is my hearing normal for my age?

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

“But my hearing is normal for my age, right?” This is a common question for audiologists! However, we don’t classify hearing test results based on age. There is a range (like most things in health) for what is considered normal based on what.

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5 Benefits of Rechargeable

Tuesday 01 Oct 2019

Did you know hearing aids are now rechargeable? It’s taken a long time for researchers to develop the technology, but we finally made it! It’s worth the wait as there are some major advantages to rechargeable devices. They save you money.

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Medications for Hearing Loss?

Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

How close are we to finding a cure for hearing loss? Researchers at a number of biotech companies are trying to answer that exact question – and for good reason. For many of us, hearing is one of the most important sensory systems we have. It.

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Hearing Loss & Dementia: Stay Social

Friday 19 Jul 2019

Many of us use our hearing to connect with the world and the people around us. Often, it is through our personal connections that we assign meaning to various aspects of life – joy, laughter, happiness, sadness, support, growth, and so on. So, what.

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