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What is the Best Hearing Aid on the Market 2021?

Purchasing hearing aids is an important and expensive investment to make, especially when you pay for what you get. The various brands, styles and features give people an opportunity to select a hearing aid that suits their lifestyle, hearing loss and preferences to personalize their hearing experience. Hearing aids are vast in their capabilities and features. For example, there are rechargeable hearing aids, automatic noise adjusting aids, Bluetooth pairing, tinnitus masking and much more. Every person is unique so naturally, hearing aids need to be unique for each individual.

When looking for hearing aids, consult a hearing professional for a test to determine your hearing abilities, get recommendations and insight into your options. With their experience and knowledge, they can help navigate the tricky world of hearing aids. They will program your hearing aid to optimize and enhance your hearing experience. Next, think about what features are most important to you. Do you want non-visible hearing aids? Do you want to minimize background noise as much as possible? Do you want sounds from a phone or cinema, for example, to stream directly to your hearing aids? These are all questions to ask while looking for your perfect hearing aids.

Once you have an option in mind, it’s a good idea to ask about a trial period to ensure your hearing aid of choice is a good fit in day-to-day life. Wear them every day in different environments, test out the features multiple times to get a feel for how the hearing aids function and push through the awkward adjustment period. It’s normal for new hearing aids to sound weird, overly loud and startling, but as they’re used more, certain features may turn out to not be what you thought. The style may be uncomfortable or unrealistic and you might realize there is a different type of hearing aid that will better suit you. Following up with your hearing professional will help to find out if the hearing aid needs a programming adjustment to filter certain sounds in and out or if a different hearing aid is needed.

The Wellness Hub Vancouver Island

Looking for more local health and wellness information? Check out the Wellness Hub Vancouver Island. It features hundreds of local business and practitioners offering services and products, health tips on a variety of topics, podcasts, reviews and more. It is easy to search, access and share information. While you are on the Wellness Hub, don’t forget to enter the November Contest for a Wellness Basket sponsored by Comfort Keepers In Home Care. The draw date is November 30, 2021.

3 Ways to Improve Mental Health

Seniors are at risk for developing anxiety and depression due to chronic disease, isolation, and loneliness. If you’re a senior, here are 3 proven ways to help improve your mental health: 1. Move your body and stay active. Exercise has been scientifically proven to boost your mood and relieve stress. Aim for 30 minutes of activity each day. 2. Make time for friendships. Research shows that seniors who have a close group of friends tend to live longer and happier than those who don’t. 3. Flex Your Mind. Routine brain exercises help you maintain healthy cognitive function, so grab a new book or challenge yourself to a puzzle.

ReGroup Family Support

ReGroup Family Support is now being offered online for families negatively impacted by problematic gaming behaviours. We recognize that some families are experiencing the impacts of unhealthy gaming. It can overtake other activities, commitments, and self-care. Concerns over consistent co-parenting, whether living together or in separate households, transition adjustments, rage quitting, meltdowns, concurrent physical and/or mental health problems all add to the complications of gaming disorder. Reach out anytime to inquire about the ReGroup Family Support group. Our other services include in-class presentations, workshops for educators, parents and caregivers, health and social service professionals, interested in learning about gaming and/or gambling.

Consent for Deeper Connection

For many of us, consent has been about saying no, an ignored no, or it has not been discussed at all. It might have felt fuzzy or not quite right in our body. Or maybe a ‘heck yes’ in our toes. For most of us it is an incomplete conversation. Consent is an embodied experience that can empower our relationship with self and with others; awaken our intimate life; allow us to take with full abandon, and to surrender completely. When we access our yes, no, maybe, slow down, and pause, practising over and over again, in a safe enough space. This is the work we do together.

3D Healing for Trauma

When a traumatic event happens, emotional information is created and then stored in two places – as a memory in our brain and as an emotion/feeling in the body! Stored and unprocessed emotional trauma is the root cause of many health issues as proven in numerous scientific clinical research studies around the world. The energetic stored negative emotion can be easily removed without pain through the use of a new 3D-Healing application based on Quantum Hypnotherapy. If you experienced a traumatic event, seek help. PTSD can be resolved so that life can continue to be in a happy place.

Chiropractic Care for All Your Joints

Chiropractic works with the spine and nervous system to restore a normal balance between the brain and the body. It can also help with the normal alignment and function of all the joints in your body, not just your spine. Research has demonstrated that chiropractic care combined with corrective exercises produced the best outcomes for care. Increasing, the body’s capacity to adapt and function normally is the ultimate goal of chiropractic. Strength, stability and mobility exercises help support this goal and to support the chiropractic adjustments so you can continue to live life on your terms.

Navigating Unnecessary Retirement Risks

Are you taking on more risk than necessary with your retirement assets? Do you feel stress and anxiety when the markets dip? Emotions commonly impact investors decisions as the markets fluctuate, but this doesn’t need to be the case. Our team will assess your holdings and can implement a risk mitigation strategy to limit your participation in market corrections. Book a free consultation with our team to learn more about our risk management strategies and how we can help build confidence around your investments with a Total Wealth Plan.

Enjoy Your Pumpkin Treats

It isn’t all bad news when it comes to your favourite pumpkin fall treats. While drinks and pies contain sugar, pumpkin itself can be good for your teeth! They contain magnesium, which works with calcium to build strong tooth enamel and prevent cavities. Pumpkins are packed with fiber helping to scrub your teeth and contributes to saliva production. Like to spice it up? The cinnamon used to create the fall flavour contains antioxidants that can help boost your immune system, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that can help sooth irritated gums. So, enjoy, in moderation, and rinse with water afterwards.

Plan for the Future

Planning is important. We plan for things such as children, home purchases and funerals. As we age, we may require assistance with daily activities of living or something happens that leaves us unable to perform these activities. At this time, care might be the next step to maintaining independence. Planning ahead can help avoid the stress and anxiety of finding help when you need it the most. Things to consider: Do you want to stay in your own home? Do you have family who can assist in caring for you? Is your home accessible if your mobility decreases? We can help.

Move with Meaning

Are you aware that your hip socket knows when you get new glasses, have a tooth removed or don’t sense gravity well? The hip bones are amazing, living creatures. When you exercise, you need to move around your hip socket and the rest of the body orientates itself around that placement. The more you resist and ‘push’ through exercises just to feel like you are doing something good for yourself, the more potential there is for irritation and wear and tear arthritis. There are a million ‘bad’ ways to move but I do all I can to coach you through optimal movement.