As we age, hair loss becomes a distinct certainty for many men and women. As much as hair loss is largely a cosmetic concern, there is another type of age-related hair loss that poses a more significant issue. Inside of the inner ear are tiny hairs that pick-up sound waves and convert them into nerve signals. From there, the brain interprets those signals as sound. These tiny receptors known as “hair cells” can die or are become damaged most often due to age-related inner-ear changes and excessive noise. When this happens, they do not grow back. As a result, hearing loss occurs, beginning with the inability to hear high-frequency sounds. When the inability to hear affects your ability to converse with others, it is time to get a hearing instrument.
To schedule a hearing test, please call us at EAR & HEARING CLINIC. We strive to help people of all ages hear better and improve their quality of life. To accomplish this, we educate our patients so they can make informed decisions about their hearing needs. We want you to be sure that, should you choose hearing aids, they are exactly right for you. As registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario, we are among the highest qualified regulated hearing health care professionals in Canada.