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Hearing Aid FAQ | Collingwood & Wasaga Hearing Clinic | ON

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A hearing aid converts sound into electronic signals and can separate speech from sound to amplify the strength of the signal. The receiver channels these sounds into the ear canal through an ear mold, making sound audible and clear.

With the help of a hearing aid, experience every moment at full volume again. Treating hearing loss with a hearing aid will help to improve:

  • Understanding and keeping up with conversation
  • Social participation in group settings
  • Phone conversations
  • Watching television
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Decision making

Not at all! Nor is it uncomfortable if you wear it all the time. Modern hearing aids are so small and sleek, you’ll be perfectly used to it in no time.

People who report painful hearing aids usually only wear them occasionally. Not only does this mean you’re missing out most of the time, but when you only wear it occasionally your ear isn’t used to it and the sounds can be overwhelming.

It’s very common that people won’t realize you are wearing a hearing aid at all, because most are quite small and discreet. A hearing loss is far more noticeable than wearing a hearing aid.

Hearing aids are easy to clean. You’ll want to clean your hearing aids daily. We can teach you how to clean and maintain your hearing aid effectively and simply. Contact us to learn more!

Choosing a hearing aid includes understanding your hearing loss, lifestyle, job, eyesight, and measurements of your ear.

Determining which hearing aid is right for you is best done after doing a hearing screening with a licensed, certified hearing instrument specialist. Click here to get started.

The price of hearing aids vary depending on the model and features you need or want.

We put together a simple guide to help you understand how hearing aids are priced. Read more by downloading our FREE Guide to Buying a Hearing Aid below!

There are several causes of hearing loss including noise, genetics, birth defects, ear infections, and aging.

There are three types of hearing loss including:

Sensorineural hearing loss: caused by nerve damage to the inner ear making it difficult for sound signals to transmit to the brain properly. This is the most common type of hearing loss.

Conductive hearing loss: caused by an obstruction in the outer or middle ear making voices and sounds faint and distorted.

Mixed hearing loss: a combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.

No, you do not need a referral to get a hearing loss test. You can simply book one by filling out our appointment intake form.

Not sure if you're ready for a hearing aid yet?

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