March 3 - World Hearing Day
March 3rd is World Hearing Day!
The theme of the campaign for 2019 is "Check your hearing" as data from both developed and developing countries indicate that a significant part of the burden associated with hearing loss comes from unaddressed hearing difficulties. A study conducted in the United Kingdom indicate that only 20% of those who have a hearing problem seek treatment. A study performed in South Africa reported that individuals who experience hearing difficulties wait between 5 and 16 years to seek diagnosis and treatment.
It's easy to take our hearing for granted when it is working properly - but then you see a video like the one below, and are reminded of how important it is to have your hearing checked and take proper care of your Auditory health.
Want to get your hearing checked? Our friends over at Auburn & Mountain Hearing Centres can help!
They know that early identification and intervention for hearing loss is important.
If you work in or have worked in a noisy place, listen to loud music for long periods of time have a ringing in your ears or experience ear problems – it’s time you had your hearing tested! Trust Hamilton’s original Doctor of Audiology in private practice with 2 clinics in Hamilton and now in Ancaster and Stoney Creek. Book an appointment today!