Hearing loss is more common than you might think. Interestingly, due to recreational and environmental noise, hearing loss is occurring at younger ages. It is not just an age-related disability; it is affecting people at younger and younger ages.
According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability, a number more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight (StatsCan, 2002).
Other studies indicate that the true number may reach three million or more Canadian adults, as those suffering from hearing problems often under-report their condition.
Impact of Hearing Loss?
- People with hearing loss may become more withdrawn and socially isolated which can lead to depression.
- Social rejection and loneliness, reduced job performance and earning power, irritability, negativism and anger, fatigue, tension, and stress might be the other impacts of untreated hearing loss.
- Research has revealed that there is a greater risk of falling with hearing loss and the risk of falling increases with the severity of the hearing loss.
- Older adults with unmanaged hearing loss are at an increased risk of cognitive decline and developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
- 90% of people with hearing loss can improve communication with a properly fitted hearing aid, counseling or environmental changes.
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StopFalls CANADA is a direct access clinic for the people with hearing loss and tinnitus problems, providing assessment, treatment, follow-up and aftercare.
It is a service provided by experienced audiologists with a high level of expertise. There are two main reasons why it is important to have hearing loss evaluated as soon as it’s recognized: first, to determine the cause and second, to review possible treatment options. Early intervention may be associated with a better outcome, depending on the cause of the hearing loss. Perhaps the first and most important point to make is that while hearing loss does occur in many people older than 50, it’s not always from so-called “age-related hearing loss,” or presbycusis.
In a small percentage of patients, hearing loss may be the first recognized symptom of a more serious underlying condition, such as a tumor. This may be particularly true in patients with a more sudden decline in hearing, or in cases where hearing loss is worse in one ear compared to the other.
What We Do
We are committed to providing our clients with highest standard of quality of hearing health care, comprehensive diagnostic audiology and hearing aids and also ensuring they are completely satisfied with the services.
If you complain that:
- that young people today talk too fast or swallow their words.
- you have difficulty in large groups where there are multiple conversations and different voices and background sounds.
- you can hear, you just can’t understand all the words clearly.
- you ask people to repeat what they say.