Baby BOOMERS & Hearing Loss
According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability, a number more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight (StatsCan, 2002). Other studies indicate that the true number may reach three million or more Canadian adults, as those suffering from hearing loss often under-report their condition or don’t even know they have a loss. People don't hesitate to turn to eyeglasses for better vision; however, when it comes to hearing related matters, it tends to be taken less seriously.
Hearing problems are on the rise, with a 26 percent increase among people ages 46 to 64 since the 1970’s; and noise pollution can be responsible for the 20 percent more increase in people between 18 and 44 who have lost some degree of hearing.
It seems that prevention as well as treatments, which are all viable options, are not being utilized to its advantage. Many people will confess embarrassment about the loss of hearing and the need to wear hearing aids. Even when a hearing loss is acknowledged, it can take years before he or she finally seeks a proper diagnosis and treatment. The sooner hearing loss is diagnosed and treated, the more success the individual is likely to achieve.
It is never too early or too late to have your hearing checked and it won’t cost you a penny. Like a regular visit to your physician, it is recommended (especially above the age of 55), to have your hearing checked every 1-2 years. This way, the clinician can manage your hearing from year to year and recommend strategies of either preventing, coping or treating your hearing loss. As one of Ontario’s most innovative hearing clinic facilities, located in Downtown Bowmanville, Nu-Life Hearing Centre is proud to offer complete hearing healthcare in the prevention and treatment of hearing loss. Visit Nu-Life Hearing Centre today for your complementary hearing evaluation.