Hearing assessments for all ages. In fact, we are the regional service provider for children under the provincial Infant Hearing Program.
Hearing aid prescription, dispensing, adjustments and repairs.
Custom swim plugs, hearing protection, musician plugs and monitoring systems.
Personal, television and telephone communication aids.
Pre-employment and/or industrial hearing screening.
Tinnitus counselling and support.
Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) assessments.
FM system prescription, dispensing and verification.
Home visits, as required.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability, a number more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight (StatsCan, 2002). Other studies indicate that the true number may reach three million or more Canadian adults, as those suffering from hearing problems often under-report their condition.
Older adults with unmanaged hearing loss are at an increased risk of cognitive decline and developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. However, there is encouraging evidence that hearing assistance, such as a hearing aid, can improve the lives of even those with significant dementia.
90% of people with hearing loss can improve communication with a properly fitted hearing aid, counselling or environmental changes.
Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older adults and the most widespread disability. Its prevalence rises with age – 46% of people aged 45 to 87 have hearing loss. (Cruickshanks et al. 1998)
Nearly 1 out of every 4 adult Canadians reports having some hearing loss, (CHS Awareness Survey 2002)