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Your hearing health matters

"When you lose your sight, you lose touch with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose touch with people."

Helen Adams Keller

 

Hearing loss

Hearing health is an essential part of life, because hearing connects people. Hearing well contributes directly to building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, and the ability to hear lets you engage fully in your activities.

That’s why HearingLife focuses on providing outstanding hearing wellness care. It's simple. The nuance of sound matters to your life.

Take the next step to hearing well

One in five adults has hearing loss in the United States.

At least according to the Hearing Loss Association of America

In fact, hearing loss is the third most prevalent health condition here and 48 million Americans report hearing loss.² Hearing loss can lead to depression, cognitive decline and dementia.² That’s why it’s important to address hearing loss early.

"Listening in Stereo" gives life to words and music

More than just for enjoying music, you need input from both ears to fully engage the brain, use spacial awareness and identify sounds correctly.

We help you understand the importance of hearing well in both ears and how to achieve excellent hearing "in stereo." This important resource provides your brain context to the sounds you hear and lets you enjoy the nuances of voices, tones and ambient sounds that add richness to the soundscape.

Why treat hearing loss?

The sooner you take action, the sooner you stop the negative effects of hearing loss from developing - and the sooner you improve your hearing health, regain sharpness and confidence.

Research consistently demonstrates the considerable effects that hearing loss has on social, psychological and cognitive performance. Over time, reduced aural stimulation can actually impair the brain’s ability to process sound and recognize speech. When you can’t hear what’s going on around you, your mental sharpness suffers. Hearing loss can lead to isolation, depression, cognitive decline and dementia. This is why it’s important to begin treatment as early as possible.³

Have concerns related to your hearing?

Beyond the individual, hearing loss can impact family members, friends and colleagues. Seek our help if you have these concerns:

  • Do you not know where sounds are coming from?
  • Do you feel alone in social situations?
  • Are you having problems remembering what people have said?
  • Do you have problems following conversations in gatherings with several people?

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Noise-induced and sudden hearing loss
Overexposure to excessive or sudden noise can cause sudden hearing loss or noise-induced hearing loss that worsens over time. Military personnel, kindergarten teachers, factory workers and farmers are among the many professionals at risk. Rock concerts and loud earphones can also damage people’s hearing. That's why it’s important to wear ear protection when exposed to excessive noise.

Causes of hearing loss

Age-related hearing loss
Over the decades, your hearing suffers from wear and tear on the system. The most common symptoms include difficulty hearing soft voices and trouble hearing normal speech, especially when there is noise in the background. Often, relatives notice age-related hearing loss before the individual with the issue becomes aware of it.

Help someone with hearing loss

What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as hearing loss or an ear injury. It can have a huge impact on the lives of some people. About 90% of people with tinnitus also have some degree of hearing loss,4 and may benefit from hearing aids.

Tinnitus

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Quiz yourself: Should I get my hearing checked?

Answer a few questions to see if you could benefit from a hearing assessment.*

Question 1 – Around the table
Do you have trouble following conversations when there are 4 or more people present?
Have you received advice from your family or friends to get your hearing tested?
Do you ever struggle to understand what others are saying because you cannot hear properly?
Do you find yourself turning up the TV or radio even when the volume is loud enough for others?

Your Result:

A hearing assessment is relevant for you

Your answers indicate that you experience symptoms of hearing loss. We strongly recommend booking a hearing assessment in one of our hearing centers.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing assessment can determine if you have a hearing loss.



Book your complimentary hearing assessment:

Your Result:

A hearing assessment seems relevant for you

Your answers indicate that you experience some symptoms of hearing loss. We recommend booking a hearing assessment in one of our clinics.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing assessment can determine if you have a hearing loss.



Book your complimentary hearing assessment:

Your Result:

It cannot be determined here if a hearing assessment is relevant for you

Your answers do not indicate that you experience symptoms of hearing loss. However, if you experience trouble hearing, we recommend booking a hearing assessment in one of our hearing centers.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing assessment can determine if you have a hearing loss.




Book your complimentary hearing assessment:

Step 1 of 3

1 Hearing Loss Association of America

2 Hearing Health Foundation

3 The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre

4 Hearing Health Foundation