This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of excellent hearing

Roses are red, violets are blue, but hearing clearly may be the best gift a loved one could give you! This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of excellent hearing with a consultation with Dr. Herman Li, a Registered Audiologist and Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner.

At his clinic at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond, Dr. Li provides a number of hearing services that can help promote ear health and improve hearing. Here he offers hearing screening (complimentary for residents aged 65 years old or above), hearing assessment, hearing aid evaluation and consultation, aural rehabilitation, tinnitus management, and cerumen (ear wax) management. In addition, Li provides state-of-the-art hearing aids, custom earplugs (including hearing protectors, swim molds, sleeper molds and musician earplugs) plus assistive listening devices (such as amplified telephones).

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Dr. Li is also very personable and able to offer services to clients of various cultural backgrounds as he’s fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He says, “I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I find fulfillment after helping individuals solve their hearing and communication problems, thus improving their quality of life. I am committed to promoting hearing health, and educating the public by disseminating correct information so as to clarify any myth and eliminate any stigma associated with hearing loss or hearing instruments.”

Along with gifting mom an appointment with Li, you can also pass along these tips to her, which he says will help keep hearing in tip-top shape.

1.     Protect Your Ears. Don’t listen to music at higher than 60 per cent of the maximum volume and don’t use headphones to listen to music for more than one hour at a time (take five minute breaks in-between). If you engage in activities that will expose you to loud noises such as snowmobiling, or attending concerts, wear ear plugs to protect yourself.

2.     Don’t put anything inside your ears. This includes Q-tips, which Dr. Li says can “push ear wax further into the ear canal.” Instead have your ears cleaned professionally by Li who offers cerumen removal services.

Excellent Hearing Clinic is located at Lansdowne Centre, Unit 902, 5300, No. 3 Road, Richmond. For more information, you can also visit their website.

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