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Everything you Need to Know About Hearing Loss
And Why Hearing is Important
Hearing is arguably the most important of our five major senses. Our sense of hearing alerts us to danger, is vital in learning, allows us to work and relax, and connects us with the things and people around us. Preserving your ability to hear in all stages of your life is essential.
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Types of Hearing Loss
You can develop hearing loss from your family genetics, old age, head injuries, illnesses like ear infections, specific medications, and external factors, such as exposure to loud noises. At Toronto Family Hearing, we can offer advice and guidance on how you can prevent hearing loss.
Protect Your Hearing
We believe that prevention is the best medicine. Taking proactive steps can reduce the risk of hearing loss. These steps can include avoiding loud noises and wearing hearing protection in noisy areas exceeding 85 dB, such as industrial workplaces, concerts or sporting events. Our audiologists can offer advice and guidance based on your lifestyle.
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Untreated or mismanaged hearing loss has a profound impact at any age. For example, hearing loss can compromise speech, language, and social development in toddlers, cause poor academic performance in children, account for behavioural issues in teenagers and reduced independence, diminished cognitive function, and cause depression in adults. Knowing where to turn for help is an important first step – our audiologists.
Routine hearing checks provide a history of your hearing health and can help identify problems – sometimes before you are even aware they exist. The sooner you identify a problem, the sooner you can do something about it.
Many people seem to avoid dealing with hearing loss, relying on coping mechanisms instead, like turning up the volume on the TV or avoiding conversations in loud settings such as restaurants. A person with hearing loss may not even realize they are doing this, but their family, friends and co-workers certainly do. If you suspect you or a loved one has hearing issues, contact our clinic today.
Contact our clinic or your physician immediately. Sudden hearing loss can be irreversible without urgent medical care. It will often affect just one ear, and it may be accompanied by tinnitus (a ringing/whooshing/roaring sound in the ear), dizziness or a feeling of fullness in the ear. If you experience these symptoms, call our audiologists immediately. We will try to see you on the same day.