August 13, 2015

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At the Canadian Hearing Institute, our team is fully committed to assisting residents of Belle River move beyond the nuisance of hearing loss. We are dedicated to bringing back everyday sounds to your life, and enabling you to hear more distinctly.

Multiple forms of Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Loss: If you find quieter sounds become more difficult to hear and ambient noise becomes diminished, this could be conductive hearing loss. This type of hearing loss could be the result of sound being reduced or dampened by obstruction somewhere between the outer ear canal, the eardrum, and the tiny bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. Fortunately, a conductive hearing loss can frequently be corrected with medical intervention.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Sensorineural hearing loss or SNHL, is a condition where there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea) itself, or to the nerve pathways that transmit sound signals from the inner ear to brain receptors. SNHL hearing loss cannot typically be corrected by medical intervention. Residents of Belle River who find themselves with hearing loss may be experiencing SNHL, the most common form of permanent hearing loss.

Many possible symptoms are associated with SNHL hearing loss including difficulty in following conversations when two or more people are talking, and difficulty hearing in noisy areas.

Mixed Hearing Loss: Sometimes damage occurs in the outer or middle ear, and in the inner ear (cochlea) or auditory nerve at the same time. This condition is a combination of conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) referred to as a ‘mixed hearing loss’.

Are you living in the Belle River area and impatient with hearing loss?

Do you often ask people to repeat things? Are you turning up the volume on the TV or radio? Have you noticed a change in your hearing?

Hearing loss often happens so gradually, it frequently goes unnoticed. There are many Belle River residents who are suffering from the insidious effects of hearing loss in denial. They don’t recognise when they have stopped communicating and withdraw from family, friends and social situations, the cause may be inability to understand what others are saying. We are happy to assess your degree of hearing ability with our complimentary hearing tests for residents of Belle River. When your hearing test has been evaluated, we can develop an appropriate treatment plan suitable to your lifestyle, needs, and budget details.

Patients local to Belle River, who are frustrated by hearing loss can contact our hearing clinic to schedule your hearing loss appointment today.

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