Prevalence of Hearing Loss in the General Population in Canada

Prevalence of Hearing Loss in the General Population in Canada

Many people are under the misconception that hearing loss only affects older individuals. This is not the case many people are experiencing hearing loss at younger ages for a multitude of reasons. This could be contributed to the heavy use of headphones or simply being exposed to louder environments on a continuous daily basis. Some individuals are born with hearing disorders that cause hearing loss and results in the use of hearing aids.

How We Hear

How We Hear

The Ear is Made up of Three Parts The Outer Ear Is made up of skin and cartilage on the outside and the ear canal, which leads into the head. Each individual’s ear canal will vary in shape and size. The most common…

Hearing Aid Benefits

Hearing Aid Benefits

Hearing aids can reduce communication difficulties and improve quality of life [1], yet of the estimated three million Canadian adults with a hearing problem, only one in six people who could benefit from a hearing aid currently have one [2]. This is a particularly troubling…