While many people believe that hearing loss challenges become more relevant and troublesome after the age of 70 onwards, there’s a growing populace of younger people facing a hearing loss from as young as 60 – or even earlier.

Perhaps you’re in your sixties and wondering if you should get your hearing tested after realizing you can’t quite hear people talking around you at the dinner table anymore. Or places like your work, restaurants or other busy environments are too overwhelming because you can’t hear properly.

Hearing loss can affect anyone of any age – you’re never too young, or too old, to have challenges with your hearing. What matters is the steps you take to look after your hearing once you realize you’re struggling.

Professional hearing care is the best way to help take control of your hearing health. With the help of regular hearing assessments, ear cleanings and, when needed, assistive hearing technology, you can rejoin the conversation and never miss a second of the life you love to hear.

Hearing care and hearing aids often get a bad rap – people think of hearing aids and imagine off-white or beige devices, clunky and awkwardly buzzing behind your ears. However, I’m happy to tell you that that’s simply not the case anymore.

Advanced hearing aid technology has upgraded in leaps and bounds since then. Nowadays, hearing aids are much more powerful and significantly more discreet. Some devices are fitted directly into your ear – nobody would be able to tell you’re wearing one!

Looking after your hearing isn’t something to be ashamed of. Rather, we see it as a sign of a life well lived, surrounded by loud and busy environments and fun. Hearing loss doesn’t tell us that you’re old but rather that you’re living your best life!

Take Control of Your Hearing Health with Arnold Hearing Centres

If you’re reading this and wondering if you or a loved one should get your hearing tested, you’re already on the right track. We’ve seen many people come to see us feeling skeptical about if hearing care is right for them, but they always leave feeling confident and reassured in their decision.

A lot of people hesitate due to questions about lifestyle changes or budgeting, or concerns about their unique situation, and continue to hesitate for up to seven years after realizing a hearing loss challenge. To us, there’s no such thing as a silly question!

Please feel free to request a callback and a member of our team will contact you with the information you need to start your hearing health journey feeling calm and collected.

Don’t want to wait? Find your closest office and call us at

Elmira: 519-669-3131,
Guelph: 519-836-8111,
Kitchener (Frederick St.): 519-742-9494,
Kitchener (Greenbrook Dr.): 519-743-2323,
New Hamburg: 226-499-7277,
Simcoe: 519-426-3818 or
Waterloo: 519-896-2654.

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Chris Arnold - Owner & HIS

Growing up in Kitchener, Ontario, Chris went to Durham and George Brown College. As the owner of Arnold Hearing Centres, he manages all locations, as well as handles all the marketing, reporting, meetings, and makes sure that both the staff and patients have a positive experience. Ultimately, there is a lot of pressure on Chris to ensure he delivers results year after year, but he credits the clinic’s success down to the amazing staff that has now become family. Truly, he enjoys working alongside everyone each day.