Hearing Loss & Tinnitus Clinic
Think you have hearing loss?
When your sight diminishes, you get your eyes tested and buy glasses so you can see clearly. For whatever reason, hearing loss still has a stigma around it where many people do not want to admit they can't hear as well as they used to. That leads them to living a life where they can't hear conversations, and it isolates them from their loved ones.
We want to end that stigma. Hearing loss is normal, affecting roughly half of all Canadians at some point in their lives. Leaving hearing loss untreated leads to an increased risk of cognitive decline, Alzheimer's and dementia. If you think you or a loved one has hearing loss, book a complimentary hearing test today to take your life back.
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Signs of Hearing Loss
Most cases of hearing loss happen so gradually that it can be difficult to notice and accept. It is important to recognize the common signs of hearing loss in yourself and your loved ones so you can be proactive about fixing it with treatment and hearing aids. Here are symptoms to look out for:
Talking louder in conversations than you need to.
Frequently needing people to repeat themselves.
Misunderstanding words said to you.
Having people constantly ask you if you heard them.
Turning music or TV volume up louder than normal.
Withdrawing from conversations and interactions.
Speech and distinct sounds seem more faint, fuzzy or muddled.
Increased difficulty picking up consonants in conversations.
If any of those points sound like things you or someone else is experiencing, you should contact us today to book a complimentary hearing test. We will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve, and start you on your journey to getting your hearing back.
Types of Hearing Loss
There are two main types of hearing loss: Conductive and Sensorineural, which can occur independently or mixed together.
Conductive hearing loss is when your ears and hearing mechanisms are no longer able to conduct sounds well enough to hear clearly. It is mostly caused by blockages in the canal, such as excessive earwax, fluids, inflammation, and so on.
Sensorineural hearing loss happens when your inner ear or hearing nerves are damaged, usually because of natual aging as well as infections, diseases, and other external causes.
Lastly, there is also Tinnitus - a common hearing issue where you hear a constant noise in your ears that no one else can: ringing, buzzing, hissing, roaring, and so on. It can impede your ability to hear clearly, and is commonly accompanied by one of the above types of hearing loss.
Our hearing tests are able to diagnose the type or types of hearing problems you have so we can recommend the best solutions for you. Contact us today to book your appointment!