August 13, 2022


The team at The Canadian Hearing Institute is committed to helping residents of Chatham-Kent to overcome their hearing loss. We are committed to bringing back the sounds of life, so that you can hear day-to-day sounds clearly without strain or repetition.

Types of Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Loss: Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not conducted efficiently through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. Conductive hearing loss usually involves a reduction in sound level or the ability to hear faint sounds. This type of hearing loss can often be corrected medically or surgically.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type of permanent hearing loss that we experience in Chatham-Kent.

SNHL reduces the ability to hear faint sounds. Even when speech is loud enough to hear, it may still be unclear or sound muffled.

Mixed Hearing Loss: Sometimes a conductive hearing loss occurs in combination with a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). In other words, there may be damage in the outer or middle ear and in the inner ear (cochlea) or auditory nerve. When this occurs, the hearing loss is referred to as a ‘mixed hearing loss’.

Are you suffering from hearing loss / are you local to Chatham-Kent?

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

Hearing loss frequently goes unnoticed and because it happens gradually, many of our Chatham-Kent residents who are suffering from hearing loss are in denial. They often stop communicating and withdraw from family, friends and social situations because they can’t understand what is being said. In order to determine the extent of your hearing loss and overall hearing ability, we are happy provide complimentary hearing test evaluations to residents of Chatham-Kent. Once your hearing has been fully evaluated, we will establish a suitable treatment plan which will fit well with your lifestyle, needs, and budget.

If you are local to Chatham-Kent, Ontario, and are experiencing hearing loss, contact our clinic to schedule your hearing loss appointment today.

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