Hearing Loss Info

Frequently Asked Questions

Tinnitus Treatment

What is tinnitus?

Clients typically describe tinnitus as a ringing in the ear sensation. You can have Tinnitus in one ear or both, and it often occurs after going from a very loud environment to a quiet or regular environment, such as after a loud concert. Tinnitus can also be caused by ear infections, medications, head and neck injuries, among other things.

What is the tinnitus treatment?

Because tinnitus has different causes, you should speak to a hearing specialist for a custom tinnitus treatment plan. Book a free consultation at Innovative Hearing Solutions with one of our hearing specialists trained in tinnitus treatment and management.

Hearing Loss Tests

What is a hearing loss test?

One of our skilled hearing specialists conducts the hearing loss test in about one hour. We run a few tests to determine the softest volume level that you can hear and softest volume words that you can understand. Our hearing specialist will review the audiogram and discuss with you the results of your test. From there, we will discuss your treatment options.

Do I need a hearing loss test?

If you are concerned that you may be losing your hearing, you should book a free consultation today.

Does a hearing loss test hurt?

No, you should not feel any discomfort or pain during a hearing loss test. Our professionals perform non-invasive tests that consist mainly of listening to soft sounds and tones to assess how well you can hear.

Do I need a referral from a doctor for a hearing loss test?

No, you do not need a referral from a doctor. Simply book a free consultation at Innovative Hearing Solutions today.

Hearing Devices

How does a hearing device work?

A hearing device, or hearing aid, helps you to hear sound in quiet and loud situations. They are made up of 3 key components: the microphone, amplifier, and speaker. When the microphone receives the sound, it converts the sound into electrical signals and sends them to the amplifier. The amplifier augments the signal as it is sent to the speaker for you to hear.

How can hearing devices help?

Hearing aids can help you hear again so that you can get back to enjoying your life with friends and family. Enjoy the sounds of nature, your grandchildren’s first words, enjoy lively dinner parties. For some, hearing devices can alleviate safety fears of not hearing alarms, sirens, and other warning signals. Hearing devices protect the level of hearing you have left and help you lead a productive and full life.

How do I know if I need a hearing device?

You may need a hearing aid if you have problems hearing in groups of people or other noisy situations or if you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves often. But, you will only know for sure when you come for your hearing loss test and speak with one of our specialists. If you are concerned about your hearing, book a free consultation now.

Are there different styles of hearing devices?

Yes, there are different styles of hearing aids.

  • Behind-the-ear (BTE)
  • In-the-ear (ITE)
  • In-the-canal (ITC)
  • Receiver-in-canal (RIC)
  • Completely-in-canal (CIC)
  • Invisible-in-canal (IIC) (our smallest style)

How digital hearing devices work

Digital hearing devices turn sound waves into numerical codes which contain information like the sound’s pitch or loudness. Your hearing specialist can program the digital hearing aids to boost some frequencies more than others and even focus on sounds coming from a designated direction.

Speak to one of our hearing specialists about which solution is right for you.

How do I know which hearing device is right for me?

To determine which hearing aids are right for you, we first need to analyze the results of your hearing loss test to determine the type and severity of your hearing loss, while considering your lifestyle and budget.

Hearing Device Care

What if I need a repair?

At Innovative Hearing Solutions, we have specialists on-site to help you with repairs and maintenance. Give us a call, or come into one of our hearing centres.

How do I keep my hearing device clean?

Our office has a needle vacuum machine that vacuums the wax and moisture out of your hearing devices. We offer free cleaning and check-ups of all makes and models of hearing devices.

Buying Your Hearing Device

What should I know before buying a hearing aid?

We want you to know as much as possible before making your hearing aid purchase. We welcome any and all questions you have. Some of the most common questions are:

  • What level of technology do I need?
  • Do I need the best technology available?
  • Can I try the hearing device out before committing to purchase?
  • What is the cost?
  • Does my hearing devices come with a warranty? If yes, what does it cover, and can I extend it?
  • If my hearing devices requires servicing, will you loan a pair?

Is there financial assistance to buy a hearing device?

Most health insurance companies cover a portion of the cost.

NB Medicare does not cover hearing devices.

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