Hearing loss is something that can take time to develop. Often, it can take years for the symptoms of hearing loss to become apparent. In many cases, the person dealing with hearing loss might not even be aware of the problem.
Hearing loss is very common so it’s important to keep in mind that you’re not alone. One out of every 10 Canadians of all ages and half of people over the age of 65 have some form of hearing loss.
Many people think that a person with hearing loss cannot hear any sound; this is not necessarily the case. There are many types of hearing impairment and the severity can vary greatly from person to person. Hearing loss might mean a person just has difficulty hearing sounds clearly, or it might mean a person has problems communicating in loud environments.
As there are many types of hearing loss, many different treatments have been developed; a hearing aid is not necessarily the answer for everyone. The most important thing is to get your hearing checked yearly to make sure hearing loss is not developing. The quicker hearing loss is diagnosed, the better chance there is for a positive outcome.
Contact our staff today to schedule an appointment to detect your hearing loss and find a solution specific to your needs.