The experience of losing one's hearing can be difficult, and can come with a range of emotions, from frustration, to depression and grief.
We know hearing loss can be frustrating for the whole family, especially when the hearing loss problem is not recognized as such. Hearing aids may be part of the solution.
Jerry went from working as a sound engineer in the music industry to becoming an audiologist. Here, he talks about advances in hearing aid technology and how it's caught up with the music industry since he first started on his new career path.
Not everyone has the same symptoms, and not everyone reacts to those symptoms the same way. This is why it can be very difficult to recognize when it's a problem; even by those closest to you.
Audiologists are regulated health care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss and other hearing-related disorders.
Left untreated, symptoms of hearing loss can lead to physical, social and even mental problems.