Hearing is one of our most important senses. Our ears help us listen and communicate. So while a slight loss of hearing may not be noticeable to the naked eye, it definitely has consequences. Over time, hearing loss can lead to isolation. In fact, people with a hearing impairment who do not wear hearing aids tend to gradually step back from social activities and, despite what they really want, begin to withdraw.
Hearing loss affects one out of every 10 people in Quebec, and only 20% of them use hearing aids. One of the main reasons for this is a lack of information.
To help you rediscover the pleasure of hearing, we suggest you visit the following sections that are specially designed to help you through the process.
Understanding hearing loss: signs, factors and consequences
One out of three people aged 65 and over have impaired hearing. That number rises to one out of two people at 75. But what are the signs pointing to hearing loss? What are the factors that can lead to hearing loss?
Do you have new hearing aids? Learn more about the four golden rules for optimal adaptation. Also learn some communication strategies to improve conversation, whether you’re the one with hearing loss or the friend.