Blog: The Best Hearing Aids in Alberta
Who is exposed to noise in the workplace?
An estimated 43% of Canadians aged 19 - 79 have worked in noisy environments; this is over 11 million Canadians. More men than women reported experiencing noisy work places and have worked in a noisy environment for multiple
Types of Hearing Protection
Plugs are the cheapest form of hearing protection, and usually have around 30dB of noise reduction. This is the most popular
Importance of Hearing Protection
Hearing protection decreases the amount of noise coming into your ears, effectively protecting your ears from harmful noise. Hearing protection also helps lower the volume of an environment so that workers can be exposed for longer.
What if I already have Hearing loss?
If you already have hearing loss, there are options to improve your ability to communicate! Hearing aids are a great solution to help bring back your hearing. Those who have worked in a noisy environment for 2+ years in Alberta are able to apply to the workers compensation board of Alberta (WCB AB).
Identifying Hearing Loss
Identifying hearing loss can be as easy as booking a hearing test. Your hearing professional will start by asking background questions relating to your ears, such as noise exposure and history with ear infections.
Symptoms of Noise Induced Hearing Loss
1. People sound like they’re mumbling. 2. Trouble hearing