Understanding Hearing Loss For Health Professionals
UNDERSTANDING HEARING LOSS
FOR HEALTH AND HELPING PROFESSIONALS
A great resource on hearing loss for health professionals. Learn more about hearing loss and many of the resources available to support those with hearing loss throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
Understanding Hearing Loss
A reduction in a person’s hearing can be caused by many factors, including age, exposure to noise, genetic factors, trauma to the head or ears, certain medications or medical conditions and many more. It affects people of all ages.
Hearing loss affects every person differently – some seem to hear well in most environments while others may have trouble hearing at all times.
Hearing Loss Statistics in Canada
1 in 5 adult Canadians experience hearing challenges. It means that we, as professionals, interact with individuals with hearing loss daily. This statistic increases as people age, meaning those working with older adults are always interacting with someone with a hearing challenge.
Statistics show us that many people do not have a diagnosed hearing loss, meaning they are often unaware of the extent of their hearing challenge. Watch the full webinar video below to understand why this is so common, to hear an example of what hearing loss can sound like and to learn common signs of hearing loss.
As health & helping professionals it is important to understand that there can be a lot of room for error when communicating with others and good communication is very important. A few tips covered in this webinar video include:
- Make sure your face can be seen clearly
- Speak clearly
- Reduce background noise
ADDITIONAL TOPICS COVERED
- Common Myths About Hearing Loss
- Technology to Support Those With Hearing loss.
- Community Supports available in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Funding & Grants
WATCH THE FULL WEBINAR HERE
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Update on information provided in this recording:
Specific hearing assistive technology is now available to borrow OR purchase from the Association. For more information, please connect with us.
Online lipreading classes are now available. Visit readourlips.ca
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