Here is something a lot of people aren’t aware of: Hearing loss can be a surprisingly gradual process, because your hearing can deteriorate very slowly, almost without you noticing. Self-diagnosis is never a good idea, not only because a professional is more qualified to conduct a hearing test but because our brains tend to adjust to hearing loss on their own, making it difficult to recognize a problem until it reaches an advanced stage. There are different types of hearing aids in Brockville that can help, but the first thing to do is look for signs of hearing loss.
What to look out for
One of the first signs of hearing loss is asking family and friends to repeat things. Turning up the television or music player to a volume that others may find disturbing is also a common sign, as is a loss of enjoyment at social activities that involve spending time with groups. When any of these things happen, it is important to get a hearing test as soon as possible. They are easy to do and take approximately half an hour, after which you can find out more about hearing aids in Brockville.
Hearing aids available
Some people avoid hearing aids because they assume these are only for older people. In fact, almost 65% of people with hearing loss are younger than 65. Hearing aids can slow cognitive decline tied to hearing loss, while the costs can differ dramatically depending on whether you speak to a clinic or shop for them online yourself, so it is important to get advice from a reliable source. Some people refuse hearing aids because of aesthetic reasons, even though advances in technology now make tiny, discrete hearing aids possible.
Contact Thousand Islands Hearing
For information on hearing loss and hearing aids in Brockville, contact our independent hearing clinic dedicated to helping Ontarians overcoming all kinds of hearing-related challenges. For a hearing test, please get in touch with us for an appointment as soon as possible.