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Have you been tested for Hearing loss?

Once you hit a certain age, your family physician usually recommends a series of medical procedures to screen for various diseases. But despite the fact that hearing loss increases as we age, most family physicians do not ask their patients to screen for hearing loss. While hearing loss is seen as a regular process of age, hearing loss can have significant implications for a person’s general health. Not only is hearing loss linked to a higher incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease; it is one of the largest risks for cognitive impairments. Moreover, hearing loss usually comes with greater social isolation and a higher incidence of falls. Thus, hearing loss should not be something to be overlooked. The take home message would be for all family physicians to be asking everyone over 50 years of age if they consider themselves to have a hearing loss. If the patient responds to the answer with a yes, the patient should be referred to an Audiologist for a hearing test. This would provide the patient with the opportunity to educate themselves on the importance of hearing health in the context of their overall health. In other words, we at Hearing Institute of Ontario truly believe in patient centered care and that hearing should be a priority in your overall health.

At the Hearing Institute of Ontario, your hearing health is important to us.
Contact our Mississauga, Oakville or Scarborough office for a FREE consultation with our knowledgeable and experienced audiologists, to discuss the best hearing solution for your hearing loss type.

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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Call us today at 1-888-664-2999 or use the green button below to schedule your free hearing test and get started on your journey to better hearing.


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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.