Hearing Health FAQs
At the Oakville Hearing Centre, we take the time to answer all of our patients questions, because we know that informed patients are better equipped to care for their hearing health. Read answers to our most commonly asked questions below!
Aging and long-term exposure to loud noises are two of the most common and significant factors that contribute to hearing loss. In some cases, however, hearing loss can be hereditary, or the result of a medical condition, such as an ear infection.
Ideally, you should visit an audiologist once a year. This will allow your audiologist to catch any developing issues before they become serious.
If you believe you are experiencing hearing loss, if you are experiencing pain or irritation, or if you are hearing unusual sounds like ringing or drumming, you should make an appointment to have your hearing tested.
While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are many treatment options that can help you manage your symptoms and get relief. treatment options include sound therapy, hearing devices, and changes in diet, to name a few.
Certainly! We offer a broad range of low profile hearing aid options for those with aesthetic concerns. View Hearing Aid Types >
While some hearing loss is genetic, other types can often be caused by environmental noise. Learn how you can prevent the development of hearing loss, and about the different types of ear plugs and molds we offer.
Hearing aid prices vary depending on the make and model, as well as on each patient's hearing loss type and needs. Prices can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. Because there are so many options for size, additional features, specialized placement and fine tuning, the only real way to get an accurate idea of how much your hearing aid would cost is to talk to your audiologist, who can give you a quote for your unique case.
This depends on the cause of your hearing loss. For instance, if you have an ear infection that is causing your hearing loss, then your hearing loss can be improve via medial management.
Ignoring your hearing loss and not getting it treated can have a variety of negative consequences, including higher stress levels, safety issues, frustration in social situations, reduced psychological health, impaired memory, lowered adaptivity when learning new tasks, loneliness and social isolation. It's also linked to a higher risk of developing dementia, depression or auditory deprivation (the reduction in the ability to understand speech).
During your first visit to our office, we'll start by spending some time getting to know you. We'll ask you questions about your concerns regarding your hearing, and what you hope to achieve from your consultation and/or treatment. Learn More >
Oakville Hearing offers comprehensive hearing tests. To find out what to expect during your hearing test, click here.
During your hearing aid fitting at The Oakville Hearing Centre, we will determine which hearing aid style is best suited to your needs, and make sure that the fit is just right. Learn More >
This depends on your insurance plan. We would be happy to help you review your plan and figure out what you're covered for at the outset of your appointment.
At The Oakville Hearing Centre, we don't ever want financial considerations to be a barrier to good hearing health. To this end, we're glad to sit with you and review all the financial options that are available to you. You can review our grants and assistance options here.
Your hearing aid should improve your quality of life, and it can only do that if it fits and functions well. To this end, we welcome our patients to visit us for as many followup fittings and fine tunings as they need to achieve the best fit possible.
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