Research published by Stats Canada (October 2016) indicates that 40% of adult Canadians aged 20 – 79 have some form of hearing loss. Many people are also affected by a vestibular or balance disorder at some time in their life. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to social isolation, depression, dementia, reduced income and employment opportunities. Untreated balance disorders can impact mobility and safety. The services of an audiologist in assessing and treating these disorders can improve the quality of daily life. Whether it be engaging in a conversation with a friend, managing communication requirements in a classroom or the workplace or moving about in a safe manner, audiologists can help.