Hearing loss is a health issue that many Canadians struggle with. Studies have shown that an estimated 54% of Canadians aged from 70 to 79 have at least mild hearing loss in the high-frequency range. But do all cases of hearing loss require a hearing aid? And at what level of hearing loss should I consider getting a hearing aid?

The Five Levels of Hearing Loss

The Hearing Health Foundation recognizes five degrees of hearing loss. They are:

The Hearing Health Foundation recommends that those suffering from moderate hearing loss and beyond should use hearing aids. Hearing aids can make life easier by making it possible to follow conversations, be aware of your surroundings, and remove the strain of hearing in your daily life.

How do I Find Out the Severity of My Hearing Loss?

If you suspect that you might have hearing loss but are unsure about the extent, the only way to know for sure is to get a hearing test done by an expert Audiologist or RHIP. At NexGen Hearing, we offer Free Hearing Tests to help determine if you require hearing aids. The hearing test will determine what your level of hearing loss is in decibels as well as frequency. Once you have a clear understanding of the extent of your hearing loss, your RHIP or Audiologist will guide you to the right hearing aid solution. Contact us today to get your hearing tested!