Campbell River Hearing Solutions
One in 10 Canadians is living with some degree of hearing loss. About 80 per cent of them don’t even know it.
Even mild hearing loss will cause increased listening effort, which makes conversations decidedly less enjoyable. The greater the degree of hearing loss, the more difficult everyday life becomes. Frustration, irritation and anger set in – not just for you, but for your spouse, family, colleagues and friends.
Conversations get shorter, less frequent, less spontaneous and more to the point. Eventually, they’re avoided almost entirely in an effort to reduce conflict and stress. And that’s how hearing loss causes your relationships to deteriorate.
Here are some stats from a recent survey of people with untreated hearing loss:
- 70% need to ask people to repeat themselves.
- 60% of people with hearing loss have difficulty following conversations.
- 41% must concentrate to hear someone talk.
- 32% get annoyed with themselves.
- 30% have difficulties understanding television.
- 23% use extra energy to compensate.
- 21% are told that they have hearing difficulties.
- 20% answer incorectly due to misunderstanding.
- 18% get embarrassed with themselves.
Out of these respondents 70% were concerned that what they are experiencing is a problem. The questions they most commonly asked were:
- Is it hearing loss? (30%)
- Is it permanent? (23%)
- Will it get worse? (37%)
- Can something be done? (28%)
- When should I seek help? (23%)
- Where can I get more information (15%)
- Can I afford hearing instruments (25%)
Let us be your hearing resource.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our site, or you’d like to discuss your own hearing, feel free to give us a call. Don’t worry, we’re not going to try to sell you anything or convince you that you need hearing aids. We’re simply here to answer your questions and give you whatever additional information you require – what you do from there is up to you.
If you have questions or concerns about your hearing or someone else’s, give us a call at 250.914.3200 or visit our Campbell River office.
Because it’s better to know than to not know.