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Seniors and Hearing Loss

One in three people older than 60 years of age have some degree of hearing loss and one in two people over the age of 85 will have hearing loss.  Hearing loss is related to the aging process, and it is a combination of changes to blood flow and the structures of the inner ear, …

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Can Headphones Cause Tinnitus?

A recent article by Tina Sieber (Sound Guys, 2021) reports on headphones and the relationship they may have with tinnitus. She states in the beginning of her article that both wireless headphones and earbuds are harmless when used responsibly.  What can give rise to tinnitus, however, is hearing loss. The problem with headphones is that people …

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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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