JNA Québec

Groupe Forget, Audioprosthetists, official partner of the Journée Nationale de l’audition du Québec : working together for hearing health!

Once again, Groupe Forget, Audioprosthetists is proud to be an official partner of the Journée Nationale de l’audition du Québec (JNA Québec) for the second edition taking place on May 2nd, 2018. This event aims to to raise awareness about the importance of good hearing health. During this special day, Groupe Forget will offer free hearing screening tests at participating clinics across the province. To make an appointment, click here or call 1-888-ENTENDRE (1-888-368-3637).

Hyperacusis and tinnitus: a theme of JNA Québec 2018

On May 2nd, JNA Québec wanted to mobilize the population about hyperacusis and tinnitus.

Hyperacusis, a hearing disorder, is defined as an over sensitivity to certain sounds and frequencies. This condition can cause isolation, stress and fatigue, just to name a few.

As for tinnitus, it is a sound, such as a hissing or buzzing, “heard” only by the affected person. Tinnitus may have more pronounced effect on people who already suffer from hearing loss. This condition can lead to difficulties with sleeping and concentration, and even anxiety.

Hearing, essential to our quality of life

We often neglect our hearing, yet this sense plays a vital role in our quality of life. Everyone can be affected by hearing loss: whether it is workers exposed to continuous loud noises or young people who listen to loud music. It is thus necessary to focus on prevention and on taking actions as soon as the first signs of hearing loss appear. Hearing screening is an excellent first step in determining whether you need to do a complete assessment of your hearing.

 

The purpose of the JNA Québec is to recognize the importance of hearing and its influence on the overall health of the population. For all the details: www.journee-audition.ca.

Groupe Forget’s mission is to help people with hearing loss rediscover the pleasure of hearing. With more than 80 clinics, Groupe Forget is the largest hearing aid network in Quebec for more than 30 years. In partnership with the Polyclinique de l’Oreille, it is simple and easy to coordinate your appointments with several hearing health professionals. 

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