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Hearing Aids

How Hearing Aids Can Improve the Quality of Your Life

Taking charge of your hearing loss by wearing hearing aids has been shown to:   Reduce social isolation Improve relationships with your loved ones Reduce negative emotional consequences of hearing loss such as depression, anxiety, frustration, and loneliness Increase earning power by maintaining higher productivity at work Decrease embarrassing faux pas that occur when hearing is …

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Can Hearing Aids Relieve Tinnitus?

 The symptoms of tinnitus can be incredibly difficult to live with. People with tinnitus tend to struggle to focus due to the sounds they are subjected to and their ability to sleep can also be impacted significantly. While tinnitus is not a dangerous condition, the impact it can have on well-being and general health is …

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The Great Debate – Rechargeable versus Disposable Batteries

It has only been approximately 4 years since the first rechargeable hearing aid came onto the market.  Since then, rechargeable batteries have become very popular with consumers. After all, many people are interested in conserving energy and doing as much as possible to preserve the planet. Rechargeable devices seem “greener” and consumer friendly. But before you …

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Caring for your Hearing Aids

Proper care and cleaning of your hearing aid will help it work properly and can help avoid the need for repeated repairs. Hearing aids come in many different shapes and forms. On every model, there are three places that need regular care: The shell – The shell is the outer surface of the hearing aid. Wax …

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Differences Between an Audiologist and a Hearing Instrument Dispenser

Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists are both professionals trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing and balance issues, but their roles, educational backgrounds, and scopes of practice differ. Here are some key differences:

Educational Background


Hearing Instrument Specialist

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Scope of Practice


Hearing Instrument Specialist

Regulatory Bodies


Hearing Instrument Specialist

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Services Provided


Hearing Instrument Specialist

All client care at Hearing Institute of Ontario is provided by certified Audiologists who are registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario


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Conditions: Offer expires May 31, 2023 and applies to the purchase of any Premium technology hearing aids from Signia, Widex and Phonak. Private sales only. Standard dispensing fee applies to both hearing aids.