Ahead of Your Appointment

Congratulations on taking the first step towards better hearing health. As you’re getting ready for your upcoming appointment, you probably have some questions or just aren’t sure what to expect. We’ve created this to prepare you for your appointment and ensure your experience with HEaring Aid Source is both seamless and enjoyable.

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FAQs Ahead of Your First Appointment

What Happens in a Hearing Test?

The first step while you’re with us is to conduct a comprehensive hearing test. Our goal is not just to discover if you have a hearing loss – we want to understand the reason behind it, which is why our testing is more advanced than many other clinics.

This means that we’ll start by looking into your ears through an otoscope. This will allow us to see if earwax has accumulated in your ear canals or if there are signs that might require a referral to an ENT physician. If you have a lot of wax in your ear canals, you may need to have it removed before the hearing test can be done.

You then move into a series of tests including immittance, pure-tone audiometry, and speech testing – more information can be found here.

We’ll then review your results together and have a conversation to decide on the next steps depending on the outcome of your tests.

Can I Bring Somebody With Me to the Appointment?

Yes, it’s recommended and encouraged that you bring a loved one along.

In our experience, it’s the people around you who often have the most challenges with your hearing loss and it’s important that they’re part of the journey. Loved ones often contribute valuable feedback, can help you make decisions, and are a second set of ears to help take in all the information that is shared.

How Long Will the Appointment Last?

Your first appointment will last around 60 minutes as we comprehensively test your hearing and overall hearing health. We will share all results and recommendations with you during your appointment time.

What Is the Typical Cost of Hearing Aids?

Depending on the results of your hearing test, hearing aids may be recommended as a treatment option. This will be an investment in both your hearing and overall health, which means more than how much money you spend. It involves time and effort, and that is particularly important to keep in mind. Regardless of the investment, the critical factors to your success with hearing aids are how they are programmed by our team to fit your individual needs and how you ultimately use them.

You might ask yourself, “How do I know if this is right for me?”

As part of our comprehensive hearing assessment we take the time to understand what your lifestyle looks like and learn what’s important to you – we’ll then be able to make a professional recommendation based on your unique and individual needs.

The choice of hearing aids needed depends on your level of hearing loss and expectations for how the technology needs to perform. Everyone’s hearing loss and needs are unique, like their own fingerprints. Hearing aids are designed to optimize your hearing in all circumstances, especially challenging environments.

For example, if you have a profound hearing loss and live an active lifestyle, then you will likely need a higher level of technology than if you have a mild hearing loss and want some help to hear the television better.

Once the best hearing aids are chosen, our team will work with you to ensure that everything goes smoothly. And that involves commitment on your part too.

The options available to you vary across prescription hearing aids and long-term care plans. The team at Hearing Aid Source has helped thousands of local people achieve long-term better hearing through following best practices and delivering high levels of hearing care.

With transparency and trust being incredibly important to us, you can be sure we will do everything to help you.

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Although it naturally depends on how well they’re cared for, they typically last between four to five years before they start to show signs of decline. Think of your hearing aids like an automobile – after a few years, there is wear and tear and new technology comes out.

Does My Health Insurance Cover a Hearing Test?

We understand that accessing quality hearing care services is essential for your well-being, and we strive to make it as accessible as possible. We ask that you check your insurance plan prior to coming in for your appointment. If we are unable to bill your insurance provider directly, we are happy to help you navigate through the process and find out your insurance eligibility for you.

If you have any questions related to your insurance benefits, you can call our team at the office most convenient to you ,and we can look into it for you ahead of your appointment.

Do You Have Other Questions About Your Appointment?

Before your appointment, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at the office most convenient for you –

Toronto: (416) 463-4327
Scarborough: (416) 754-4327

You can also fill out the form on the right with any questions you still have about your appointment, or if you need to reschedule for any reason, and we will contact you as soon as we can.

We look forward to serving you and all of your hearing needs!

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