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Do I Need a Hearing Aid?

We are truly independent and can therefore offer a wide range of hearing aid brands to suit the individual needs of each client.

If you find yourself asking others to repeat themselves, feel others are mumbling, or are beginning to withdraw from activities you once loved, you could be experiencing the first signs of hearing loss.

Hearing loss can affect individuals in very different ways. Two people may have the same degree of hearing loss, but one may find their hearing loss much more impactful. The level of impact one experiences can be dependent on age, lifestyle, mental health, personality, co-existing chronic health conditions, and the availability and effectiveness of support from loved ones.

Untreated hearing loss can increase your risk for cognitive decline, depression, social isolation, anxiety, and falling.

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90% of hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids.

At Clayton Park Audiology we offer exceptional individualized care and specialize in the top hearing aid brands recognized worldwide.

Complimentary Hearing Aid Consultation

Clients looking for more information on our hearing aids and service plan are welcome to book a complimentary hearing aid consultation appointment. Because we are a family-centered clinic, we recommend all patients bring a family member or friend to their appointment. A hearing test within the past 12 months is required. We will accept hearing tests from other clinics.

During the consultation your audiologist will first review your hearing test results with you and discuss your hearing needs. You will then work together to determine the hearing aid brand, style, and technology level best suited for your hearing loss, expectations, and budget.

Signs of Hearing Loss

Often the early signs of hearing loss go undetected because hearing loss occurs gradually over several years. Routine hearing assessments at all ages can prevent late detection of hearing loss. Early detection and treatment can reduce some of the risks and negative impacts of hearing loss.

Common Signs of hearing loss:

  • Difficulty understanding conversations in noise
  • Asking others to repeat things
  • Misunderstanding words or phrases
  • Greater difficulty understanding women’s and children’s voices
  • Complaining that others are mumbling
  • Turning the TV/radio volume up
  • Difficulty hearing on the phone
  • Avoiding social occasions in noisy environments
  • Avoiding being the first person to start a conversation OR monopolizing conversations
  • Listening fatigue
  • Feeling frustrated, impatient, irritable, and withdrawn

Why is it important to treat your hearing loss?

Untreated hearing loss has been linked to:

  • Cognitive decline
  • Increased risk of falling
  • Depression
  • Social isolation
  • Listening fatigue
  • Auditory deprivation
  • Negative emotions such as anxiety, sadness, decreased confidence and self-esteem

Auditory deprivation occurs when the hearing nerve and the hearing part of the brain are deprived of sound. Over time the auditory pathway to the brain weakens and makes managing hearing loss through hearing aid use more difficult. If you don’t use it, you lose it!

Our Trusted and Preferred Hearing Aid Manufacturers

These are our preferred hearing aid brands to work with. At Clayton Park Audiology you can feel confident knowing we will always provide exceptional care and offer the latest state-of-the-art hearing solutions that are best for our patient’s individual needs.

HELPING YOU RECONNECT TO YOUR WORLD OF SOUND

Feel empowered with more choice and individualized care.

Our philosophy is quite simple: Treat people how they want to be treated. Being truly independent means we can offer appropriate follow-up care and a variety of hearing aid brands.