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Hearing - Ear

How We hear

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Difficulty Hearing

Hearing Loss

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Hearing Assessment and Tests

Hearing Test

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”Not being able to see isolates you from objects. Not being able to hear isolates you from people”
(Immanuel Kant)

Hearing Loss

Hearing fulfils several purposes: it is essential for verbal communication – not only do we hear words but also the nuances in tone which often determine the exact meaning – and for the acquisition of speech. Additionally, it is required for the perception of sound (e.g. music) and it is useful for orientation, as e.g. an approaching vehicle is often heard and located before it is actually seen.

Hearing impairment affects approximately 10% of the population. Although people of all ages can be affected by a hearing loss, the majority of people with impaired hearing are over 60 years old and their hearing loss is related to the aging process. As a rule the deterioration of hearing ability is not painful and is therefore often not taken seriously.

In this section you can gain a deeper understanding of hearing, hearing impairment and related issues.

How We hear

We need two ears…
Our two ears act like radar antenna to register acoustic signals coming from multiple directions. the complex structures of each ear process the received signals and pass them to the brain where we interpret our acoustic environment

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Hearing Loss

Figures indicate that one out of seven individuals does not have full hearing and one out of ten hears so poorly that a hearing instrument would help.

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Hearing Test

A short checklist will help you determine whether you are experiencing specific hearing problems. the questions relate to everyday listening situations where many people – even those with only minor hearing losses – could experience difficulties hearing clearly.

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Wellington Hearing Care

160 Kortright Road West
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 4W2
Phone: 519.766.HEAR (4327)
Fax: 519.766.4348