Hearing loss is an invisible impairment that affects people of all ages.
It is often left untreated until it has negatively impacted not only the lives of the one with hearing loss, but also everyone around them. Approximately 3 million Canadians suffer from hearing loss; that’s 1 out of 10 people.
- Do you have difficulty understanding what is being said unless you are directly facing the speaker?
- Do you find yourself complaining that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly?
- Do you frequently ask people to repeat words or phrases?
- Do you often think people said one thing only to be told they actually said something different?
- Do you prefer the TV or radio volume louder than others do?
- Do you have difficulty understanding conversation with a group of people?
- Do you avoid or feel frustrated at meetings, social occasions and events, or family gatherings where listening may be difficult?
- Do you have trouble hearing clearly at the movies, live theater, places of worship, concert halls or at other public gatherings – especially where sound sources are at a distance?
- Do you favour one ear over the other?
- Do you hear ringing in your ears (ringing, hissing, buzzing, chirping, whooshing, etc.)?
If you have answered “Yes” to at least 2 of these questions, you may have a hearing loss. At The Hearing Center, hearing tests are complimentary and there is absolutely no pressure or obligation in any way. Call today 226-779-2349 to book your appointment.
You will be provided with a detailed explanation of the results of your complete hearing assessment, and if a hearing loss has been detected, various options from ear wax removal, physician referral, annual monitoring, and appropriate communication strategies to the need for and benefits of hearing aid devices will be thoroughly explored. Untreated hearing loss can lead to:
- Breakdown in relationships