Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
When you are ready to hear your best again, you are ready for the Hearing Wellness Centre. Your hearing care team are devoted to providing exceptional hearing healthcare in a safe and kind-hearted environment.
Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Custom earmolds and earplugs provide the best type of protection for both ears. Custom earmolds are shaped to match a patient’s ear, so it is unique for each person. With products like custom earplugs, it ensures they work to their fullest potential.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
If your hearing tests indicate that you have hearing loss, hearing aids may be one of the recommended treatments. Your specific hearing needs, lifestyle, cosmetic concerns and budget will be matched with the variety of hearing aid styles available. Financing is available, and if you qualify, assistance may be available through the Ontario Assistive Devices Program. The hearing tests and evaluation for hearing aids take approximately one hour.
Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting
Once ordered, hearing aids take about 10 days to arrive from the manufacturer. At that time, you’ll return to the Hearing Wellness Centre for a fitting. We use live speech mapping to fine-tune your devices. This ensures that your instruments deliver sound customized just for your ears. We recommend that you bring a friend or family member along to participate in the live speech mapping. That way the first sounds you hear clearly will be familiar voices. You’ll also learn how to care for your hearing aids and perform regular maintenance. You’ll receive a wealth of valuable information about adjusting to life with hearing aids. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is usually the longest appointment you will have.
Hearing Aid Repairs
While many hearing aid issues can be easily troubleshooted, it's important to visit our office if your device isn't functioning properly. To ensure you get the longest life from your devices, we recommend that you bring them in every six months for a deep cleaning. In addition, The Hearing Wellness Centre can perform warranty repairs and many of these repairs can be made while you wait. If your devices must be returned to the manufacturer, we take care of that too. Complete warranty information will be discussed during the fitting appointment.
Hearing loss can occur so gradually you may not even notice it. But one in seven people has some degree of hearing loss and one in 10 could benefit from a hearing device. Unfortunately, many people live with hearing loss for an average of seven years before seeking treatment. Begin your path to better hearing with a comprehensive hearing test by Dr. Macari. This includes pure-tone audiometry, speech testing and speech recognition testing.