August 13, 2015

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Our team at The Canadian Hearing Institute is dedicated to the hearing of all residents of Tilbury and helping them rise above hearing loss issues. Committed to bringing back the sounds of life, we want you to clearly hear everyday sounds.

Hearing Loss takes various forms

Conductive Hearing Loss: When sound waves are not carried well anywhere through the outer ear canal, or the eardrum, or the tiny bones (ossicles) of the middle ear, conductive hearing loss can occur. A reduction in sound level or the ability to hear faint sounds may be an indication of conductive hearing loss. This type of hearing loss can often be corrected with medication or surgery.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: If damage occurs to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain, the result could be sensorineural hearing loss or SNHL. Medicinal or surgical intervention cannot often correct sensorineural hearing loss. This is the most common form of permanent hearing loss experienced in the Tilbury area.

There are many possible symptoms associated with SNHL hearing loss. This may include reduced ability to hear faint sounds, or difficulty in following conversations when two or more people are talking.

Mixed Hearing Loss: A condition where both conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occur simultaneously, is referred to as a ‘mixed hearing loss’. This is caused by concurrent damage in the outer or middle ear, and in the inner ear (cochlea) or auditory nerve.

Do you live near Tilbury and are getting tired of hearing loss?

Are you concerned your hearing may have changed? Does the TV or radio always seem to need more volume? Are you asking people to repeat things more often than you’d like?

The loss of hearing is often so gradual that it goes unnoticed. Many of our Tilbury clients frequently deny the ongoing effects of hearing loss. When they can’t can’t understand what is being said, they often stop communicating and withdraw from family, friends and social situations. To determine the extent of your hearing ability, we are happy to offer free hearing tests to residents of Tilbury, to evaluate the extent of hearing loss. Upon completion of your hearing test, we can develop an appropriate treatment plan that suits your budget, needs and lifestyle.

If you are tired of tolerating hearing loss and are local to Tilbury, contact our clinic today to book your hearing loss appointment without delay.

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