Common Signs of Hearing Difficulty

  • Having the TV turned up louder than other people would like
  • Inability to clearly hear people in a group or crowd
  • Regularly asking people to repeat themselves
  • Difficulty hearing on the telephone or when driving in the car
  • A general feeling that you may not be hearing as well as you once did

An audiologist will test your hearing and then provide you with options of how to help with your hearing problems such as:

  • Counselling regarding communication strategies
  • Hearing aids where appropriate
  • Telephone amplifiers
  • TV listening devices
  • Referral to an ENT doctor
  • Referral for additional testing at another facility
  • Hearing training

Audiologists are also experts in the identification and management of tinnitus. They can help you deal with this condition through such treatments as sound therapy, re-working your living environment, hearing aids, or a combination of all three.