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Things to Know Before You Purchase a Hearing Aid

There is so much to consider when investing in a hearing aid.  You need to think about price, size, style, capabilities, and your degree of hearing loss. An audiologist can help you navigate the maze of possibilities.

Hearing aids have continued to improve with technological advancements.  When purchasing a hearing aid, you must consider the following:

  • In what kind of environment do you struggle to hear the most?
  • What size hearing aid would you prefer?  The level of hearing loss can sometimes determine what size hearing aid is required.
  • Do you want your hearing aids to do more than just amplify sound?
  • Rechargeable batteries: Rechargeable batteries provide easy maintenance for those who tend to forget to carry extra batteries for their hearing devices or those with dexterity issues.
  • Wireless connectivity: You can connect your hearing aids to any smart device with Bluetooth technology. You can answer calls, listen to music, and track your health without touching a button.

Visit Hearing Institute of Ontario to find the perfect hearing device to meet all your wants and needs.

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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audiologist vs HID scope of practice

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


Book your no cost, no obligation hearing test today. Learn if you have a hearing loss and get expert advice from our certified audiologist about  how to improve your hearing.

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.


Free Hearing Aid

Buy one hearing aid and get the second for free.

This offer applies to our most popular hearing aid models from Signia, Phonak and Widex. Call 1‑888‑664‑2999 today to book your no‑cost, no‑obligation consultation!

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.