About Hearing Healthcare

What You Should Know About Hearing Loss


Hearing loss and impairment are common problems amongst Canadians. There are different types of hearing loss and conditions that exist, therefore having your hearing assessed regularly is key.


Your hearing is very important, therefore if you or someone you know notices any changes in your hearing it is recommended to schedule an appointment with an audiologist who will be able to provide you with recommendations based on your current situation.

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The Facts on Hearing Loss

  • Hearing loss can develop gradually over many years.
  • Symptoms can be so subtle that people don’t even realize they’re affected
  • 1 in 10 people hear so poorly that they would benefit from a hearing aid – but only 20% of them actually get one
  • 90% of all diagnosed hearing loss is sensorineural in nature
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The Importance of Hearing Tests

Hearing tests are available as a part of your routine medical check-up. Easy-to-use self-assessments can be a great start. If a potential hearing loss is detected, then you may be referred to a Hearing Care Professional for further evaluation and proper rehabilitation.





How Treatment Can Help

Often, those with hearing loss may be hesitant to wear a hearing device – and that’s normal. However, it’s important to stress how greatly the right hearing device can improve your life. Studies (by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) show that compared to those who have untreated hearing loss, those who’ve sought treatment (typically via hearing devices), report:

  • Higher levels of involvement in social activities
  • More positive social and family experiences
  • Greater emotional, mental, and physical well-being
  • Fewer worries


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