Hearing Loss Is All Too Common

Hearing Loss Is All Too Common


Hearing loss is all too common. According to Statistics Canada, 18% of adult Canadians have at least mild hearing loss in the speech-frequency range. An even higher percentage – 35% – have hearing loss in the high-frequency range. Its prevalence rises with age – 46% of people aged 45 to 87 experience some form of hearing loss.

Hearing Loss – Impact on Self

Hearing loss can cause older adults to become socially withdraw which may lead to social isolation, anxiety, and depression. In addition, unmanaged hearing loss may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as the more intense level of concentration required to process verbal information may further impact one’s cognitive abilities. Finally, research shows there is a greater risk of falling with hearing loss, with the risk of falling correlated with the severity of the hearing loss.

Hearing Loss – Impact on Family

The impact of hearing loss may extend well beyond the individual and onto their friends and family. The individual may have trouble understanding others, who in turn may become fatigued while repeating themselves. Should physical injury or dementia occur, it will also impact the individual along with their close family. 

Hearing Tests

The good news is that early detection in hearing loss may allow for preventive activities that prevent or delay further loss. Also, about 90% of people of people with hearing loss can improve communication with a properly fitted hearing aid, with the added benefits of reducing risks for falling and dementia. 

A hearing test can tell you if you need to get hearing aids to reduce further damage to your ears, and if you may be in need of a hearing aid. The whole process takes 45 minutes and is completely painless. No doctor’s referral is required.

Contact us today to book your free hearing test.

Central Hearing


4600 No. 3 Rd #135, Richmond BC V6X 2C2

604 303 0607


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