Frequently Asked Questions

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Beginning in 2001, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan no longer covered diagnostic hearing tests, however your first audiological assessment at Hearing Healthcare of East Gwillimbury is complimentary.

Hearing aids vary in price, depending on the level of technology. The Audiologist will make a recommendation based on your lifestyle needs and go over funding opportunities for you.

If you have an Ontario health card you are eligible for the government grant through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP), which will cover a portion of your hearing aid cost. Other funding opportunities include: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), and private insurance.

If you have a diagnosed hearing loss it is recommended that you have your hearing tested annually to ensure no changes in your hearing have occurred. If you feel like your hearing has suddenly changed seek medical attention immediately.

Audiologists in Ontario are regulated under the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). This means audiologists are mandated to complete annual education hours and are required to practice in an ethical manner.

Yes, we test children ages 2 and up.

Yes, there are several Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) to support your hearing in different listening situations. Please find ALDs under the Services tab to learn more.


Consult the Audiologist to determine whether this style of hearing aid and level of technology is appropriate for your hearing loss. Your friend’s hearing aids were prescribed and programmed for their specific hearing loss therefore their hearing aids will most likely not work for YOUR hearing loss.

There are a variety of reasons people do not wear hearing aids. Research has shown there is an adaptation period for patients who have not worn hearing aids before. Most people tend to take approximately 1-month to get used to wearing hearing aids. The key to hearing aids is to wear them as much as possible. Research has demonstrated the more you wear them, the better you’ll do. The style of hearing aid must be appropriate for your type of hearing loss otherwise you may not be satisfied with the sound quality. Lastly, how the hearing is set and verified is extremely important. Don’t give up, please come see the Audiologist for a second opinion to ensure your hearing aids are appropriate for you.

Yes, you may still qualify. The Audiologist will determine if your hearing loss looks noise induced and fits the WSIB criteria for noise induced hearing loss. If so, we can assist you in the process of submitting a WSIB claim for hearing aids.

On your next appointment with us, bring them! We will dispose of them for you.

Yes. If you have an old hearing aid that is taking up space and you no longer need, bring it to us. We donate hearing aids.