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If you’ve got questions about hearing aids, you’re not alone. Learn what people like you are asking about.
  • No, a doctor’s referral is not required to book your hearing test with Zenith Speech & Hearing Clinic. This applies for both adults and children.
  • Routinely throughout life, just as you would have your eyes and teeth checked. Infants have their hearing tested at birth but many people neglect their hearing health for decades. We encourage people to have their hearing tested at major life milestones, such as beginning grade school, entering university, retirement, turning 65, etc. This ensures that any changes in your hearing are identified as soon as possible, and provides a medical history of your hearing health in the event there are problems in the future. Healthy hearing is one of the best ways to stay connected to the world around you.
  • Changes in your hearing often happen slowly over time, so you cannot detect changes without routine hearing checks. Chances are other people will notice changes in your hearing well before you will. This is why routine hearing tests are so important.

  • Potentially anyone who appears to be hearing well. You are more likely to notice someone who isn’t using hearing aids than someone who is. The latest digital hearing aid technology ensures they are very light and barely visible. You probably don’t notice people wearing hearing aids as often anymore due to the development of new technology that keeps them small and compact.

  • Anytime that a situation demands it you should be using hearing aids. Hearing aids help you be yourself by making you comfortable in situations that are challenging your hearing ability. This way you can always perform at your best.

  • Two-ear hearing (called "binaural") is better than one. If you have hearing loss in only one ear, you may be fine with one hearing aid. Age and noise-related hearing loss tend to affect both ears, but your hearing profile for each ear is probably different. If there is a loss in both ears, you will probably benefit more with a binaural solution. Today, about two-thirds of new users opt for dual hearing aids, and as a group they report a higher level of satisfaction than purchasers of a single hearing aid.

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