3 March is World Hearing Day! CVH Audiology is joining the World Health Organization in delivering the important message and theme: Hearing care for All!
Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate.
Global Hearing Loss Facts
- 466 million people are estimated to be living with hearing loss
- The annual cost of unaddressed hearing loss is $750 billion globally.
- More than 1 billion young people (12-35 years) are at risk for hearing loss due to recreational exposure to loud sound.
The impacts of hearing loss are broad and can be profound.
Untreated hearing loss can significantly impact both the professional and personal elements of a person’s life, which can lead to social isolation, loneliness and frustration, particularly among older people with hearing loss. Many areas lack sufficient accommodations for hearing loss, which effect academic performance and options for employment. Children with hearing loss and deafness in developing countries rarely receive any schooling.
According to WHO, today, 34 million children have deafness or hearing loss, of which 60% of cases are due to preventable causes. On the other end of the lifespan, approximately one third of people over age 65 are affected by disabling hearing loss, with the majority of these cases in South Asia, Asia Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa.
Many of the impacts of hearing loss can be mitigated through early detection and interventions.
When you or a loved one has a hearing loss, it can be a difficult and emotional time. Better hearing is a better way of life, which is why you, the patient, will always come first.
At CVH Audiology, we offer newborn hearing screenings, and diagnostic hearing tests for adults and children over 5 years old.
During the Diagnostic Hearing Assessment, the audiologist will independently test each part of the ear in order to determine if a hearing loss is present. This enables us to correctly identify the cause of the hearing loss, severity, as well as plan for appropriate treatment.