Did you know?
One in 10 Canadians is living with hearing loss.
80% don’t even realize it.
Do you ever wonder if everyone else finds it as difficult as you do to follow a conversation in a noisy environment? Do you get frustrated that your spouse speaks so quietly, or mumbles incoherently? Do long meetings or conversations leave you feeling drained?
Even mild hearing loss will cause increased listening effort, which can make life decidedly less enjoyable – not just for you, but for everyone around you. Conversations get shorter, less spontaneous and more to the point. Eventually, they’re avoided almost entirely.
Consciously or not, hearing loss you might not even know you have can cause you to retreat ever further from the ones you love. And as you do, your relationships crumble.
Could you be living with hearing loss and not even know it? Call 250-914.3200 for a free hearing assessment. Because it’s better to know than to not know.
Hearing aids alone won’t solve the problem.
Expecting to hear perfectly by simply purchasing a hearing aid is like getting hip surgery and expecting to dance out of the operating room. A hearing aid is just the beginning – it’s going to take time, and a trusted relationship with a hearing care professional, to restore your hearing.
3 crucial ingredients for restored hearing and communication:
1. Your readiness and motivation
The greater the degree of hearing loss, and the longer you’ve lived with it, the longer it will take to make new sounds sound “normal.” So you have to be ready to be patient. Don’t worry though – your investment will pay off in the improved quality of your relationships.
2. Your hearing care provider
Ultimately, a successful solution to hearing loss hinges on the relationship you establish with your hearing care professional, and the trust inherent in that relationship. He or she will be your guide as you re-learn the listening and communication skills that may have atrophied due to hearing loss.
Perception and comfort level is different for every individual – so even though many precise measurements are taken to prescribe and program appropriate device settings, there is still an “art” component to a successful hearing solution. The person programming your hearing instruments needs to be highly discerning and sensitive to how these variables apply to you.
3. Your hearing instrument
Yes, hearing aids are important too. The most important considerations are that they give you excellent sound quality and are comfortable, reliable and easy to use with minimal effort on your part. In fact, you should forget you’re wearing them at all.
With so many features, styles and price points, choosing a hearing device can be daunting. Your hearing care provider can help determine the most appropriate solution based on your degree and type of hearing loss, your listening needs and several other factors.
It’s all about YOU
At Campbell River Hearing Clinic, we can help you hear better, but our main objective is to help you listen and communicate better. What we won’t do is try to “sell” you anything. We don't like it when people do it to us, and we’d feel bad ourselves if we did it to you.
We will, however, help you find the information you need to make informed decisions about your hearing. If we can help you beyond that, it will be when you’re ready.