More than 1 million Canadians have a hearing-related disability.
Twenty percent of adults over 65 and 40 percent of adults over 75 experience a significant hearing problem.
Treatment for hearing difficulties continues to improve.
Audiology problems can isolate us from our family, friends, and every aspect of our lives. They can cause hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and problems with balance.
Audiologists are registered, certified health professionals with a Masters degree in the subject who can help with each of these conditions. An audiologist can:
- Assess hearing difficulties.
- Select and fit hearing aids suited to your individual needs.
- Design and implement rehabilitation strategies for hearing impaired clients.
Audiologists determine the appropriate patient treatment by combining information from a complete patient history with the results of a variety of specialized assessments. They often work within interdisciplinary teams.
About Hearing Aids
Today’s hearing aids are more advanced and personalized than ever before. They can be programmed to meet the individual hearing loss of the wearer and be adapted to different situational needs (such as work environments).
A range of technology levels and prices can be explored to suit each budget, and hearing aids for children are often covered through local health units.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a hearing difficulty, we recommend contacting an audiologist for a consultation to see if there is a hearing loss.
Use our Find a Professional tool to locate a private or publicly funded audiologist near you.
Have additional questions? Our FAQ section can help.