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33 - 7th
Ave. S. Unit C
Yorkton, SK S3N 3V1
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1 (888) 966-7707
Local: 1 (306) 786-7707
Fax: 1 (306) 828-0003
Myths About Hearing
- I have one ear that's
down a little, but the other one's okay.
- Everything is relative.
Nearly all patients who believe that they have one
"good" ear actually have two "bad"
ears. When one ear is slightly better than the other, we
learn to favor that ear for the telephone, group
conversations, and so forth. It can give the illusion that
"the better ear" is normal when it isn't. Most
types of hearing loss affect both ears equally, and about
95% of patients are in need of hearing aids for both ears.
- If I had a hearing loss,
my family doctor would have told me.
- Not true! Only 14% of
physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a
physical. Since most people with hearing impairments hear
well in a quiet environment like a doctor's office, it can
be virtually impossible for your physician to recognize
the extent of your problem. Without special training, and
an understanding of the nature of hearing loss, it may be
difficult for your doctor to even realize that you have a
- My hearing loss is
normal for my age.
- It happens to be
"normal" for overweight people to have high
blood pressure. That doesn't mean they should not receive
treatment for the problem.
- Your hearing loss cannot
- In the past, many people
with hearing loss in one ear, with a high frequency
hearing loss, or with nerve damage have all been told they
cannot be helped, often by their family practice physician
or an ENT physician. This might have been true many years
ago, but with modern advances in technology, nearly 95% of
people with a sensorineural hearing loss can be helped
with hearing aids.
- If I can hear you one on
one I must be hearing pretty good!
- The fact is hearing one on
one is the easiest to hear and in no way is an indicator
of how well you hear. Many people believe they should wait
until one on one is hard to do before they admit they have
troubles. If one on one is a problem your hearing has
deteriorated severely. Remember a hearing aid does not fix
your hearing. It takes what's left and tries to do a
better job. The worse your hearing is the harder it is to
help. If you wait until one on one is the problem you are
leaving it way too long. Get your hearing tested.
- I can hear pretty good
on the phone.
- The phone used to be a good
gauge of how a person hears but is not the case anymore.
Many phones have great amplifiers and can be turned up to
enable better understanding. Telephone lines and equipment
are better today than in days gone by. The bottom line is
the phone is not the way to determine how good your
THE ONLY WAY TO DETERMINE
HOW GOOD YOUR HEARING IS - IS TO GET IT TESTED!
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Sk. S3N 3V1
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This Page Was Last Updated March 28, 2021