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Hearing Loss: Prevention Through Education

As the saying goes an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Learn about the many benefits of hosting hearing loss seminars at work or school.

Do you and your employees work in a noise-rich environment? Are your students blasting loud music directly into their ears for hours on end in the classroom?

Now more than ever, hearing loss is an issue that needs to be discussed. Not because it’s on the rise or because symptoms are becoming more severe, but because it is preventable.

Simple education on the subject of auditory health can be the difference between causing irreversible damage and preventing it. Let us at Soundwave Hearing Care explain to you why it’s important to let an audiologist in Calgary speak to your students or employees about preventing hearing loss.

Hearing loss in Canada

According to the Canadian Hearing Society, roughly one out of four Canadians are currently affected by some degree of hearing loss (though only 10% of the population consider themselves to be culturally deaf). Between the ages of 45 and 87, hearing loss affects roughly 46% of the population. With numbers like these, it’s important to educate yourself and others about keeping your hearing intact. There are ways to significantly decrease your chances of being affected. With the rise in increased exposure to ear-damaging sound in young people, it’s essential to keep your class or staff well informed.

Advantages of hearing seminars

One of the main dangers of hearing loss is that for the most part, it’s entirely asymptomatic. It causes no pain and the warning signs are extremely gradual. About 77% of Canadians who experience the effects of hearing loss have absolutely no idea that there’s anything wrong. It’s often impossible to completely avoid exposure to auditory hazzards, but there are ways to mitigate the damage they cause. Our seminars will not only teach you about the factors that cause hearing loss in the workplace, but also educate you and your staff on ways to reduce them.

Our seminars offer hearing solutions to you and your employees (or students) in Calgary by showing and explaining the different equipment you can use to protect your ears in the workplace. Our program seeks to raise employee morale and to protect the auditory health of everyone in your place of business.

For more information about protecting your hearing or to schedule a hearing test, contact us here. Our location in Calgary offers a variety of services that are sure to answer all your questions about reducing your risk of hearing loss. Visit us here to book your workplace seminar today.

All the blogs are reviewed and edited by our clinic's lead audiologist, Dr. Anne Wooliams. Dr. Woolliams is an experienced audiologist specialized in pediatric audiology, auditory processing, and tinnitus/sound sensitivity therapy. She is dedicated to providing top-notch hearing care and helping her clients improve their language and communication abilities. Dr. Woolliams' expertise in literature and linguistics, combined with her passion for helping people improve their language and communication, make her an incredibly valuable asset in the field of audiology. Learn more about Dr. Woolliams.