Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects approximately 70 % of Canadians over the age of 70 but changes in hearing due to aging or noise exposure can begin as early as age 50.  Medications and individuals with chronic health conditions have a higher risk of hearing loss as well. Untreated hearing loss can lead to social isolation, anxiety and depression.  The use of hearing aids will not restore the hearing you once had however hearing aids can help stimulate the hearing you have left and help maintain your speech understanding.  The result is easier communication with your loved ones and improved quality of life.  Symptoms of hearing loss include asking others to repeat, difficulty hearing in noisy situations and turning up the TV.  

How the Ear Works

Below is a photograph of a healthy eardrum as well as a brief video explaining how the human ear functions.

For more information on hearing and hearing aids in Guelph, feel free to contact us today.

 

This video is the property of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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