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Learn about Hearing Impairment

Hearing is one of our most important senses. Without the ability to hear, communication becomes difficult and quality of life suffers. Hearing loss is invisible and almost always painless. Statistically, one-in-ten Canadians have hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent, but treatable, condition among seniors. More than 50% of Canadians over the age of 65 have hearing loss, but many are reluctant to seek help from a Registered Audiologist or Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner.

However, research demonstrates the considerable negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects of untreated hearing loss. In fact, those who have difficulty hearing can experience such distorted and incomplete communication that it adversely affects their professional and personal lives, at times leading to isolation and withdrawal.

Studies have linked untreated hearing loss to:

  • Irritability, negativism and anger
  • Fatigue, tension, stress and depression
  • Avoidance or withdrawal from social situations
  • Social rejection and loneliness
  • Reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety
  • Reduced job performance and earning power
  • Diminished psychological and overall health

(Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D., Executive Director, Better Hearing Institute.

Hearing loss is not just an ailment of old age. It can occur at any age, even childhood or infancy. For the young, even a minimal to mild hearing loss could bring difficulty learning, developing speech and building the important interpersonal skills necessary to foster self-esteem and succeed in school and life.

Hearing impairment in Calgary, Lethbridge, High River and Grande Prairie can keep you from living an active, engaged life. We want to help you return to the life you once knew. Hear what’s most important with Soundwave Hearing Care.

Soundwave Hearing Care has Registered Audiologists and Registered Hearing Aid Practitioners who are ready to work with you and your family to improve your hearing and communication abilities. The answer begins with recognizing hearing loss, learning more about it, and taking back control of your life.

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