If you want your hearing aid to work optimally, it must be fitted and adjusted properly. Here you can learn what happens during a hearing aid fitting and how to get the most out of your experience using our services to improve your hearing health.
Our team at The Northern Hearing Health Centre is your hearing healthcare partner. We are happy to walk you through the steps of a hearing aid fitting and answer any questions you may have.
You will be working with an audiologist during your hearing aid fitting. Therefore, it is essential to know what audiologists do and how they are qualified to care for you and your hearing.
An audiologist is a hearing healthcare professional trained to assess and treat hearing loss. Most audiologists in Canada hold a Master's degree and some may also have a Doctorate in Audiology. Furthermore, some audiologists have completed additional exams and training to be nationally certified and hold extra certifications. All audiologists require registration with their provincial regulatory college to practice in the field.
If it turns out that hearing aids are required, then all options will be discussed, and decisions will be a collaborative effort. We will spend time showing you how to insert, remove, maintain, and adjust your new hearing aids. The reality is that there is a lot to learn, and it can feel overwhelming initially. Therefore, we provide information as take-home literature that you can review on your own time.
In the first few months, there may be additional follow-up visits to ensure that you are comfortable with all aspects of your new hearing aids. Ensuring you are happy with the sound and the fit is essential. You may want family members or friends to accompany you to these appointments, which is welcomed and encouraged.
You may also be wondering if hearing aids can make you hear "normally" again. The truth is that they will work very well when they're properly fitted and adjusted. While not a cure for hearing loss, they are an aid, but with consistent use and support, learning to hear well again can occur.
We understand that you have choices when it comes to finding an audiologist and having hearing tests done. However, there are many reasons why we think you should consider us first and foremost. At The Northern Hearing Health Centre, we believe in full diagnostic hearing tests. The appointments are longer so that we can evaluate all aspects of your hearing, explain results, and make recommendations as required.
We invite you to come in and check out our state-of-the-art space and services. We are proud to share that we are locally owned and operated and have provided patient-centered care for over 25 years. Our goal is to provide you with services that meet and exceed your expectations.
We provide services in English, French, and American Sign Language (ASL). The Alzheimer's Society has trained our staff in the Blue Umbrella Program, providing barrier-free and compassionate services to those living with dementia. Free parking is available directly in front of our office, and our office is wheelchair accessible. We have financing options for those that want it or need it.
Are you looking and ready to complete hearing tests for yourself or a loved one? Then we encourage you to get in touch today through our website or over the phone to make an appointment with one of our audiologists.
We offer various hearing services and products and have a long list of useful resources on our site. Book now to start the conversation and let us work together to assess your hearing and, if required, get you set up with the right treatment plan.
We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have. You can call the office at 705-222-6442.