What is Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss is a condition that can develop very gradually, often over the course of many years. In the majority of cases, the person affected does not realize a hearing loss exists until it begins to cause problems or their loved ones urge them to seek help.
Because the condition is not necessarily immediate, it is important to come visit us for a hearing assessment every year, as part of your yearly check-up. A medical history is very helpful for the Audiologist in determining if a problem with your hearing is developing. If a hearing loss is detected, the sooner treatment begins, the higher the possibility for a positive outcome.
Hearing Loss is Common
Hearing loss is an issue a great number of Canadians must deal with on a daily basis. In fact, 10% of all Canadians suffer from hearing loss. It is important to remember that many people deal with the same issues and difficulties created by hearing loss and there are many professionals who have dedicated themselves to reducing the negative effects of the condition.
At Beethoven Hearing Centre we are focused on providing the best technology and treatments available to improve our patients’ quality of life.
Hearing Loss Affects All Age Groups
Many people believe that hearing loss is an issue that only affects older people, when in fact, 7 out of 10 people with a hearing loss are under the age of 60. Not only does hearing loss exist in people of all ages, it is actually a common health issue for younger Canadians.
Hearing Loss Comes in Different Forms
Another important fact to remember is that not all hearing loss is the same. Many effective treatments have been designed to reduce effects of the various forms of hearing loss. The following are descriptions of different types of hearing loss and their associated conditions.
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