FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions…
Who should get their hearing tested?
- you or your family & friends have any concerns about your ears or hearing
- you are over the age of 50
- you have a history of noise exposure (work, hobbies, musicians, etc.)
- you are experiencing buzzing, ringing or various sounds in your ears or in your head
- you are experiencing medical symptoms in your ears (pain, pressure, blockage, etc.)
Essentially, you should schedule a hearing test if you have any concerns about your ears or your hearing.
Do I need a referral?
What should I expect from a hearing test?
How often should I get my hearing tested?
Why are hearing tests important?
How can hearing aids help me?
What are the risks if I don’t treat my hearing loss?
Another good reason to treat hearing loss sooner rather than later is because there is an adaptation period when you first get hearing aids. This process has to do with the brain adjusting to environmental sounds and learning to filter them out so it can focus on speech. Simply put, the sooner the loss is treated, the better.
Finally, recent research has shown that there are further health risks when it comes to untreated hearing loss. For example, people can experience cognitive strain that comes from spending too much energy trying to hear people. They then end up experiencing symptoms like fatigue, irritability, frustration, stress and social isolation. It is important not to forget that hearing is an important part of our overall health and well-being, and it is not meant to be ignored.
What hearing aids are typically recommended?
Also, there are many different styles of hearing aids which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For most, one of the main concerns is how discrete their hearing aids will be. Hearing aids nowadays are quite tiny and are typically not noticeable once worn on the ear. Curious? We have hearing aids on display in our clinic – feel free to drop in and see what they are like!
How long is the trial period when you purchase hearing aids?
I already have hearing aids, how can you help me?
Echo Audiology Programs
Education, Accessibility & Community
There are a lot of misconceptions about Audiology-related topics. At Echo Audiology, we are always looking for opportunities to get out in the community and reach as many people as we can, to relay the information about services and other topics related to this field of rehabilitation.
If you are part of a group that is interested in finding out more about our services, hearing, hearing aids or any other audiology related topic, feel free to reach out to us to schedule a presentation or Q&A session.
Casual Chats in Orléans
Our Casual Chat events offered in various locations in Orléans are another way to reach out to us to ask your questions in a very informal setting. Check out our Patient’s Corner page to find our more!
Accessibility & Community Partnerships
Being from Orléans, we pride ourselves on being able to offer services to our community and build relationships with various organisations whose members are also in the community. We continue to build partnerships in hopes of making Audiology Services even more accessible. You can find our list of Partners on our Patient’s Corner page!
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Help a Friend or Book for 2
Refer A Loved One
We all know someone who is experiencing some type of problem with their ears, their hearing or their hearing aids. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of a push for them to book an appointment to get everything sorted. Check out our Patient’s Corner page to encourage a friend or family member to give us a call to schedule an appointment, so we can help them out as quickly as we can.
Book for 2
Who says Audiology appointments can’t be fun? Here at Echo Audiology, you have the option of booking appointments for 2 people at a time, whether you want to come in with your partner, a family member or even a friend. Having someone with you at your appointment can be beneficial to you to help you remember all the information that was provided. Contact us today to book your appointment!
What is the 10-minute Self-Screening of Hearing?
48h Drop-Off Program for Hearing Aids
Ringing in the ears… what are my options?
If you feel very affected by your tinnitus, we encourage you to schedule a Tinnitus Consultation instead, so we allow enough time to gather further information about your perception of your tinnitus, provide you with more in-depth counselling and explore what rehabilitative options are available to you.
How Much Noise is Too Much Noise?
That said, Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the only type of hearing loss that is preventable. The use of hearing protection is a very simple and easy way to try and prevent more damage to your hearing. We have many options of hearing protection products available that suit various needs. Contact us today to book an appointment to discuss your history of noise exposure and the options that are available to you to help protect your hearing moving forward.