Hearing-impaired elderly individuals who elect to wear hearing instruments are likely to experience a higher quality of life than those with hearing losses that go untreated. Thus, the decision to be fitted with and wear a hearing instrument can be a significant factor in the lives of seniors, among whom the incidence of hearing impairment doubles with every decade of life. According to the World Health Organization, 360 million people around the globe have “disabling hearing loss,” which is defined as hearing loss greater than 40 decibels in the better-hearing ear. Treating this problem leads to better cognitive function, improved sociability, and longer life. There is a great deal of benefit to be gotten from a tiny instrument.
P.S. As the population ages, we are learning that seniors need not necessarily experience restrictions that were once considered to be inevitable consequences of aging. Just ask the 70-year-old woman on the StairMaster at the gym.
Hearing aids do not restore hearing to normal. They do not prevent the natural deterioration of hearing, nor cause further deterioration in hearing ability. However, they often improve one’s ability to communicate in everyday situations. To schedule an appointment, please call EAR & HEARING CLINIC. We are registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario. “Hear the Sounds of Life.”