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!

Hearing Health FAQs

  • What causes hearing loss?

    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.

  • How often should I have a hearing checkup?

    Ideally, you should visit an audiologist once a year. This will allow your audiologist to catch any developing issues before they become serious.

  • When is it important to have a hearing test?

    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.

  • Can tinnitus be treated?

    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.

  • Can I get a discreet hearing aid model?

    Certainly! We offer a broad range of low profile hearing aid options for those with aesthetic concerns. View Hearing Aid Types >

  • How can I protect myself from hearing loss?

    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.

  • How much do hearing aids cost?

    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.

  • Can I improve my hearing without a hearing aid?

    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. 

  • What will happen if I ignore my hearing loss?

    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).

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