Orangeville Hearing Clinic: (519) 942-2005 Alliston Audiology: (705) 435-2133 Patient Corner

F.A.Q.

What services and products are covered/funded by the government?

We provide government-funded services and products from the Infant Hearing Program of Ontario (IHP), Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB, formerly WCB), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC, formerly DVA), the Assistive Devices Program of Ontario (ADP), Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) and others.

How long has the clinic been in operation?

Orangeville Hearing Clinic has been providing audiological services since 1988 and Alliston Audiology has been providing audiological services since 1990.

Will I see an Audiologist for all hearing testing, hearing aid prescriptions and hearing aid fittings?

Yes

How young can children be tested?

It is never too early to test your child’s hearing! The hearing of infants is screened within the first 2 days of life through the Infant Hearing Program of Ontario (IHP). As part of the IHP, we test children who have failed this screening. We also test children at all ages who passed the IHP screening but need testing for other reasons such as ear infections and delayed speech development.

How often should I have my hearing tested?

Once hearing loss has been established, hearing testing every one to two years or sooner is recommended.

How long do hearing aid batteries last?

Hearing aid batteries last from 4 days to 21 days depending on the sizes.

Are there rechargeable hearing aid batteries?

Yes. Lithium ion rechargeable hearing aid batteries having recently been introduced. Nickel metal hydride and silver zinc have been available for some time.

Why do hearing aids whistle?

Older hearing aids were more susceptible to feedback or whistling. Today’s technology has sophisticated anti-whistling technology.

Do I have to take out my hearing aid to talk on the telephone?

No. Newer hearing aids have anti-whistling (anti-feedback) features or telecoils that allow people to hear on the telephone with hearing aids in. In fact, new hearing aids often allow individuals to hear the telephone in both ears, thereby improving hearing performance on the phone.

How often do I have to clean my hearing aids?

Hearing aids should be cleaned nightly by wiping them with a cloth or tissue and by using the supplied cleaning tools and plugs.

Do hearing aids contain Bluetooth®?

Yes. Hearing aids can connect to consumer electronics using direct Bluetooth connections, Bluetooth low energy, or indirect Bluetooth using an intermediary (streamer).

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Orangeville Hearing Clinic

Orangeville Medical and Professional Building
15 Elizabeth St., Suite M11
Orangeville, ON
L9W 3X3

Alliston Audiology

Windsor House, P.O. Box 99,
36 Victoria St. West, Unit 1
Alliston, ON
L9R 1V5

Alliston Audiology

36 Victoria St. West, Unit 1, Alliston, Ontario

(705) 435-2133

Serving: Orangeville, Shelburne, Caledon, Caledon East, Erin, Hillsburgh, Grand Valley, Alliston, Angus, Tottenham, Beeton, Cookstown, Alton