Individuals with problems hearing high-frequency sounds generally have a hearing curve on an audiogram that looks like a ski slope. This type of hearing loss, the most common configuration seen by audiologists, is quite prevalent among those suffering from “presbycusis” (age-related hearing loss) and noise-induced hearing loss. Fortunately, it is also very responsive to treatment with an “open-fit” hearing instrument. This type of hearing instrument has become wildly popular among hearing-instrument users for its comfort and non-occlusive design. Unlike in-the-ear and in-the-canal hearing instruments, open-fit hearing instruments do not require the use of an ear mold. Instead, sound coming from the amplifier that sits behind the ear is delivered through a thin tube to the ear opening.
Hearing loss can have a huge impact on your life. It can affect your work, your relationships, and your emotional well-being. Hearing aids can help. To schedule a consultation, please call EAR & HEARING CLINIC. 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. “Hear the Sound of Life.”