A hearing aid makes sounds louder. It can help some people with hearing problems to hear better. Hearing aids do not 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.
If your doctor thinks that you have hearing loss, you will be referred to an audiologist to do hearing tests. He or she can help you decide what type and style of hearing aid may be best for you.
Find out if your provincial health plan or private insurance 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 are not 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: July 29, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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