By Tosha R. Hodgson, BA, MClSc, Aud(C), Registered Audiologist & Hearing Instrument Practitioner
Examining the major differences between hearing loop technology and Bluetooth® hearing aid accessories.
It has been fantastic watching Vernon and surrounding areas become more hearing accessible. As an increasing number of hearing loop systems are installed, I have been fielding more questions than ever before about the technology. While answering these questions it has come to my attention that a number of people have read, or been told, inaccurate or misleading information, particularly about hearing loop technology versus Bluetooth® technology. The most common misconception seems to be that hearing aid wearers no longer need telecoils or public hearing loop systems in public places because they can use Bluetooth accessories instead. Continue reading
By Claire Volpatti
Eight great tips for incorporating simple—but highly beneficial—habits into your day.
There are times when making a big change can just be too much to handle. The level of commitment required and the perseverance needed to stick it out is just not reasonable at that moment. And while the knowledge of that may make you feel even less motivated, fret not, because there are a number of small changes you can make that have very little impact on your daily life but that will show great rewards in your physical and mental health! Continue reading
By Dianne Steinley, Editor OHW Magazine
“We deliver smiles.”
Vernon’s Schubert Centre, an independent organization run primarily by volunteers, offers activities and programs that help local seniors boost their quality of life. Since 1984, the centre has been well-known as a social and recreational hot spot in which to gather, have fun, and enjoy great food. Continue reading
By Sophie Wooding
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission provides support and community to seniors who may have fallen through the cracks of the system.
When Brian first came to Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, he was recovering from an accident where he’d broken both his legs. He hadn’t been able to walk for three months! During that time, he was hospitalized and then in a rehabilitation program. When he was released from the hospital, he returned home to find that he’d been evicted. Continue reading
By Elaine Sauvé, MOst, BAppSci, BHSc
A patient-centred approach to health, this manual therapy is used globally to address a wide range of ailments safely and effectively.
Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy which facilitates healing by focusing on how the whole body functions as a unit, including the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue, and internal organs. Osteopathic techniques are effective in treating both acute and chronic pain conditions and improving mobility, health, and general wellbeing. Continue reading