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Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in North America.

It's also on the rise with nearly 36 million Americans now reporting hearing loss. When hearing goes, it may affect quality of life and relationships. Certain conditions, including age, illness, and genetics, may contribute to hearing loss. Over several generations, modern life has added a host of ear-damaging elements to the list, including some medications and
plenty of sources of loud, continuous noise.
Advanced age is the most common cause of hearing loss. One out of three people aged 65-74 has some level of hearing loss. After age 75, that ratio goes up to one out of every two people. Researchers don't fully understand why hearing decreases with age. It could be that lifetime exposure to noise and other damaging factors slowly wear down the ears' delicate mechanics. Genes may also play a role.

Noise wears down hearing if it's loud or continuous. In some workplaces, ears are exposed to dangerous noise levels every day. To understand the impact of noise, we must consider this: 44% of carpenters and 48% of plumbers report some hearing loss. Other noisy lines of work include the military, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation. Even musicians, who literally create music for our ears, are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Some now wear special earplugs to protect their ears when they perform. The earplugs allow them to hear music without harming their ears' inner workings.
There are many different causes of hearing loss. It can be caused by home- or work-related factors, it can be hereditary, or it can just be a part of the aging process. Hearing loss can be triggered by a blast of loud noise, infections, the effects of toxins, by injury, or hereditary factors. The good news is that there are now solutions to successfully correct most types of hearing loss.

Solutions auditives Annik Hearing Solutions is owned by a certified professional audiologist with 15 years’ experience. Our goal is to detect hearing loss early and offer you options so you can enjoy life to the fullest. We opened our clinic in Casselman, Ontario in 2013. In 2014, at our customer's request, we established a second location in Rockland, Ontario. Our reputation is built on our friendly and caring staff, our prompt and efficient service and the quality of our hearing aids. Call Solutions auditives Annik Hearing Solutions today and hear the difference.
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