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WElcome The path to better hearing starts here.

Our Advantage

More than one million adults across Canada reported having a hearing-related disability, a number more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight

We can help.

With well trained and educated professionals who continuously remain current in the science of hearing instruments, our clinical expertise helps individuals revitalize their hearing through state-of-the-art hearing technology.

Since 1996, we proudly offer our patient care and incomparable customer service in the largest, private, non-manufacture owned hearing company in Ontario.

Our educated and certified clinical staff provides our patients with the first class professional support and counselling they deserve in over 26 conveniently located clinics.

Our ability to provide the perfect hearing solution for our patients individual needs makes us the premier hearing clinic to select as your hearing health partner.

Common Signs of Hearing Loss

Does it feel like everyone is mumbling and not speaking clearly?

Do you find yourself always increasing the volume on your television or radio?

Are family members and friends getting frustrated with having to constantly repeat themselves?

Do you find it difficult to hear in noisy restaurants or in a crowd?

Do you constantly ask people to repeat themselves?

Hearing loss is very common and is often alleviated with the use of hearing aids. In fact, hearing loss is so prevalent that according to Statistics Canada in 2002, 50% more Canadians reported having hearing-related problems, MORE than those reporting problems with their eyesight.

Accepting Hearing Loss

You are not alone.

Hearing loss is the fastest growing chronic condition affecting Canadians.

Yet many people, not only put off doing something about their hearing loss, they wait on average 10 years before seeking help. More than 50% of people over 65 will experience some sort of hearing loss, while the population is showing signs of hearing loss at a younger age, including those in their 30’s and 40’s.

Accepting your hearing loss and doing something about is the first step to improving your hearing health and a better quality of life.

Common affects of hearing loss include:

  • Avoiding social situations
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Relationship strain
  • Reduced productivity at work, which could affect your employment
  • Stress
  • Reduced alertness
  • An increased risk to personal safety
  • Depression

The facts:

1. Hearing loss is not reversible, it is permanent.

2. Hearing loss is most often associated with the aging process.

3. Prolonged exposure to loud noise is a contributing factor to hearing loss.

4. A hearing test is the best way to determine the type and degree of hearing loss. If recommended, hearing aids provide an effective solution for hearing again!

Once you have confirmed a hearing loss does exist, you can move forward and begin with the rehabilitation process. The sooner you do, the easier it will be, as less time will have passed since you have heard normal sounds. Remember, you are not alone.

Expectations

Successful hearing aid use is achieved through a strong partnership between you and your clinician.

It will take some time to get used to new hearing aids and we called this the 'adaption phase'. Quite often, a hearing aid user has not heard 'normally' for a while and learning to hear again takes both time and effort. On average, it takes about 1-2 months to get used to your new hearing aids. Once you (and your brain!) have adapted to your hearing aids, listening will be easier and the newly heard sounds will become more natural and clear.

What can you do to successfully adapt to your hearing aids?

  • Wear the hearing aids as prescribed by your clinician.
  • Call the clinic if you have any concerns. Many issues that arise can be addressed over the phone.
  • Keep a positive attitude, knowing you are on your way to improving your ability to communicate.
  • Be persistent by wearing your hearing aids even if they sound a bit strange in the beginning. You will adapt if you persist.

Before you are fit with your new hearing aids, there are some things that you should expect.

  • Greater ease, satisfaction and confidence in conversation, especially in quiet settings.
  • Reduced stress and fatigue from straining to listen.
  • You may begin hearing soft sounds that you couldn’t hear before, such as footsteps, fans, creaking floors, and so on. This is normal and to be expected.
  • To help your hearing aids function at their best, adopt some of these strategies: face the person you're speaking to; do your best to find a quiet place; pay attention to facial expressions and gestures; ask your friend to sit in the light so you'll be better able to see their mouth.
  • Your hearing aids will not restore your hearing capabilities to the way they were before you developed hearing loss. Hearing aids make it easier for one to communicate with one's friends and family, but they are corrective devices and cannot completely cure hearing loss. However, what they can do is help maximize one's hearing ability and greatly improve one's quality of life.
  • Hearing aids do not eliminate all background noise. Background noise is a nuisance for everyone, even normal hearing individuals.
  • Expect an optimal "distance for hearing." Hearing aids work best when what you are trying to hear is within a range of 15 feet or closer and within the same room.
  • Expect Repairs: You should realize that hearing aids are incredibly sophisticated devices being inserted in the ear canal where moisture and cerumen (ear wax) are waiting to attack any foreign object. The majority of repairs can be avoided with regular and careful maintenance.

The Hearing Test: What to Expect

Every year many people visit their doctor for a physical. Most of the time, your physical doesn’t include a hearing evaluation. However, it’s just as important to get your hearing checked on a regular basis. Since hearing loss usually goes unnoticed for years, a hearing test could provide an early alert to hearing related problems.

  • A hearing test is performed by an Audiologist or a Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • It is painless and non-invasive
  • A hearing test is complimentary

Your hearing will be measured in a sound-treated test booth. The objective is to find the softest volume level you can hear, through a series of tones at different pitches. The test takes no more than an hour and is detailed enough to determine if hearing aids are required or not. Your clinician will provide you with an explanation of the results and the effects it may have on your hearing.

Our Dedication, Your Commitment

Your success depends on you and your dedication to improving your hearing health and, by extension, improving your quality of life.

Getting used to your hearing instruments is a process that takes time and it involves you taking charge of your hearing health. To do this you must stay committed to improving day by day, step by step.

Wearing hearing aids is no different than wearing a pair of glasses. By wearing your hearing aids every day and making them a part of your lifestyle, you will become more comfortable and more confident.

We plan to support you throughout the rehabilitation process, year over year. Our dedication to your continued hearing healthcare is for life.

We will provide you with ongoing services that include:

  • Follow up phone calls after your appointment. We plan to check in with you to see how well you are adjusting to your new hearing aids 48 hours after your appointment
  • Complimentary annual appointments. Annual hearing appointments will help determine if/how your hearing has changed
  • Unlimited hearing aid services for life. We will ensure your hearing aids are in perfect working order by cleaning them and tuning them up on a regular basis

We plan to establish a great relationship with you and look forward to getting started down the path to better hearing today!

Thank you for choosing Hearing Solutions as your hearing healthcare provider. Your path to an increased quality of life starts today!

For more information, please visit www.hearingsolutions.ca or contact your local clinic.

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