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Hearing loss touches more than 50% of seniors aged 75 years and older. Although most seniors living in retirement residences have a certain degree of age related hearing loss, many of them ignore it or find the hearing care process very difficult to undertake. One can understand that hearing loss is not necessarily the most important health issue that face seniors. Moreover, certain seniors are troubled with limited mobility, thus, reducing their capability to begin a hearing care process that can demand multiple visits to clinics outside their residence.

Unfortunately, an ignored age related hearing loss can lead to a reduced participation in social activities, isolation and therefore reducing a hearing impaired individuals’ quality of life. As audiologists, we have the responsibility to offer adapted services to our seniors. Thus, to facilitate access to hearing care, ODYO offers comprehensive audiology services in retirement residences.

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As per Statistics Canada, seniors are significantly more likely to have hearing loss (47%) compared to any other age group.

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MOBILE AUDIOLOGY SERVICES

To facilitate access to hearing care and improve the quality of life of the elderly, ODYO offers comprehensive mobile audiology services on-site in retirement residences. Everything from hearing care awareness presentations to hearing tests and hearing aid services is offered in the comfort of your residents home, your retirement residence.

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Hearing care awareness activities

Our audiologists offer hearing care awareness presentations and activities for the elderly. During these activities, your residents will have the chance to learn more about the ear, age-related hearing loss and the available solutions. More specifically, here are the topics that are covered during our awareness activities.

  1. The ear and hearing
  2. Age-related hearing loss signs
  3. Communication strategies
  4. Hearing aids
  5. Assistive listening devices
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Hearing screening tests

To facilitate access to hearing care, our audiologists offer no charge hearing screening tests for the elderly on-site in your retirement residence. During this quick test (15 minutes), the audiologist will be able to inform the resident if he has an age related hearing loss or if earwax is causing hearing difficulties. At the end of this test, the audiologist will inform the patient if he needs a more complete audiologic evaluation. This service is most useful for residents who have:

  1. Never performed a hearing test in the past.
  2. Are suspecting having a hearing loss.
  3. Are suspecting having logged earwax in the outer ear canal.

Complete audiological evaluation

In cases where the patient needs further audiology follow up, a complete audiologic evaluation is the recommended starting point. To perform these hearing tests we temporarily install our mobile audiometric soundproof rooms at your residence. Our audiologists will perform the hearing assessments and emit a personalized intervention plan based on the patients’ communication and hearing care needs.

The audiologist will analyze the patients’ possible admissibility to any governmental payer programs such as the RAMQ, CNESST and Veterans Affairs. If and when necessary, the audiologist will refer the patient to a hearing aid professional (audioprosthesist) or an Ear-Nose-Throat doctor (ENT) in order to complete the hearing care support process.

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Hearing aids

In collaboration with mobile hearing aid professionals (audioprosthesists) ODYO can now offer a complete hearing care support process on-site in retirement residences. For residents requiring new hearing aids or who would like to receive the services for their current hearing aids at their residence, ODYO will coordinate the necessary follow up to accommodate their needs.

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