Frequently Asked Questions

Modern hearing aids have drastically improved the way sound is processed, which enables superior listening comfort, speech clarity and user control.

All hearing aids are programmed to your individual hearing and lifestyle requirements.

An Audiologist is a hearing healthcare professional who specializes in the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing difficulties in both adults and children. They provide hearing assessments, and hearing aid prescriptions, fittings and adjustments as needed.

Common symptoms of hearing loss include increased difficulty in hearing the high pitched sounds such as birds chirping, “th” and “sh” sounds of speech, or even female voices. You may also experience ringing in the ears, and have difficulties hearing the phone or front door bell ring. You may also experience difficulty hearing speech in public gatherings, group conversations and in background noise.

There are Conductive (outer or middle ear), Sensorineural (inner ear), and Mixed (a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss) hearing loss.

The ringing in your ears is known as Tinnitus. Those who suffer from Tinnitus often experience persistent hissing or ringing in their ears. It can be highly bothersome and uncomfortable. Tinnitus may be caused by loud noise, a variety of health problems, some medications, caffeine, alcohol and smoking.

There is no cure for tinnitus, unless it is due to an easily fixable case of earwax buildup. You may minimize the effects of Tinnitus through the effective use of hearing aids, auditory distractions, and stress management.

Talk to your Audiologist for more in detail information regarding this.

The most common type of hearing loss is a high frequency hearing loss. When someone is speaking to you, you can make out low-pitch vowels, but high-pitched consonants such as “ss” and “th” are missing. This makes speech sound muffled and hard to understand.

Hearing assessment are easy, painless and non-invasive. The assessment is conducted by an Audiologist and takes about 45 minutes. The hearing assessment includes an ear examination and specialized testing to evaluate hearing sensitivity and response to speech.

If hearing loss is detected the Audiologist will guide you through your options.

An audiogram is a chart that shows the results of your hearing test. The graph measures pitch (frequency) vs. intensity (decibels). Will I have to see my doctor first?

You don’t need to see a doctor before making an appointment for a hearing test. Just call us to book an appointment with an Audiologist.

Once the hearing assessment is completed, we will send your hearing results and a written report to your doctor or medical specialist.

Should you require hearing aids, your Audiologist will explain what’s involved in the selection and fitting process.