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A hearing aid makes sounds louder. It can help some people with hearing problems to hear better. Hearing aids don't restore normal hearing. But they can make it easier to communicate.
There are different types of hearing aids.
There are also different styles of hearing aids.
You have some options if you have a hearing problem and are thinking about getting hearing aids. You can go to your doctor or an audiologist. They will do a hearing test and help you decide which type and style of hearing aid may be best for you.
Find out if your provincial health plan covers hearing aids. They can be expensive. Different types of hearing aids come with different costs. Also find out about a warranty or return policy in case you aren't happy with your hearing aids.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: April 15, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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