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5 steps to better hearing

Do you think you might have hearing loss? If you’re wondering when and where to begin your journey to better hearing, we have five recommended steps to help you on your path to better hearing.

5 steps to improving your hearing

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1. Learn how to recognize the signs of hearing loss
Signs of hearing loss
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2. Schedule your FREE hearing test in a clinic near you
Book hearing test
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3. Select a pair of hearing aids and receive a risk-free trial
Free, 30-day trial
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4. Learn about payment plans and subsidy programs
Hearing aid financing
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5. Hear well and live well. Receive extensive aftercare
Aftercare service

1. Recognize the signs of hearing loss

Because hearing loss often develops gradually, it can be difficult to notice. When you recognize the signs of hearing loss early, they will help you be proactive in seeking treatment. Read about the six most common early signs of hearing loss below, or read more about how to recognize the signs and symptoms of hearing loss:

Signs of hearing loss

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Difficulty following conversations
You have difficulty following group conversations (or when background noise is present)
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Phone conversations are unclear
You have trouble following phone conversations in both quiet and noisy places
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People seem to be mumbling
You often ask people to repeat themselves. Sounds seem unclear, or people sound like they are mumbling
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Difficulty locating sounds
You have difficulty locating where sounds are coming from
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Signs of tinnitus
You experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears (called tinnitus)
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Turning up the TV too loud
Your friends and family say you turn the television up too loud
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Ask yourself: Do you need a hearing test?

Answer the four questions below to see if you should consider getting a hearing test.

Question 1 – Around the table
Do you have trouble following conversations, when there are four or more people present?
Have you received advice from your family or friends to get your hearing tested?
Do you ever struggle to understand what others are saying because you cannot hear properly?
Do you find yourself turning up the TV or radio even when the volume is loud enough for others?

Your Result:

We recommend a hearing test

Your answers indicate that you experience symptoms of hearing loss. We strongly recommend booking a hearing test at one of our clinics.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing test can determine if you have a hearing loss.


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Your Result:

We recommend a hearing test

Your answers indicate that you experience some symptoms of hearing loss. We recommend booking a hearing test at one of our clinics.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing test can determine if you have a hearing loss.


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Your Result:

We could not determine whether you need a hearing test

Your answers do not indicate that you experience symptoms of hearing loss. However, if you experience trouble hearing, we recommend booking a hearing test at one of our clinics.

The result is an indication. An in-person hearing test can determine if you have a hearing loss.


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2. Schedule a free in-clinic hearing test

If you recognize some of the early signs of hearing loss, we recommend that you book a free hearing test with one of our hearing care professionals. A hearing test takes about an hour, and you will receive same-day results. If your test results indicate that you have hearing loss, you will have the opportunity to trial a pair of hearing aids for free.

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Request a call back
Submit a request; you will be contacted within two business days to make a booking
Request call back
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Book an appointment online
Find a time that suits your schedule, and book a free hearing test appointment online
Book an appointment
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Find a hearing centre
Use our hearing centre locator to find the closest hearing centre
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"At one point, I felt more and more excluded when I participated in social events. It was actually kind of a lonely feeling. I don’t want to compromise in my social life. When I felt I had to compromise, I took action."

Carl

3. Book a risk-free hearing aid trial

We offer free, 30-day trials on our premium or advanced hearing aids. You’ll get to take the hearing aids home and wear them in your everyday life before deciding if they’re the right fit for you.

What are the benefits of a hearing aid trial?

  • Your hearing aid will be fitted to your unique hearing needs
  • You can try the hearing aid in everyday situations
  • The trial is risk-free with no obligation to purchase the device

Browse through some of the most popular hearing aid offerings below, and book an appointment to trial a pair of hearing aids for free.

4. Learn about payment plans, subsidies, and grants

When you purchase your hearing aids at HearingLife, we advise you about the different payment options available. Knowing your options can help you to keep the cost down and discover the best payment plan for you.

Please call us at 1-888-514-9515 to learn more or read more about hearing aid financing options below.

Hearing aid financing

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Public and private grant programs
You may be able to apply for public or private grants and receive funding for a portion of your hearing aid cost.
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Flexible payment options
We offer you the option to pay for your hearing aid on a month-by-month basis so that you can pay off the cost over time.
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Insurance plans
We accept a large range of private and public insurance plans which provide coverage for some healthcare costs.

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Government subsidies
In Canada, there are subsidy programs available that can provide financial assistance for some/all of the price of hearing aids.
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5. Enjoy the HearingLife 360-AfterCare benefits

Congratulations! You've taken a huge step in improving your hearing health. Not only will you benefit from being able to hear clearly in your everyday life, but your mental health and overall quality of life will benefit, too. As a HearingLife client, you can enjoy a wide range of services and resources, including the following:

360-AfterCare Guarantee

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1. 90-day, risk free hearing aid trial 
90-day return or exchange period - No return fee - Satisfaction guaranteed
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2. Free hearing aid maintenance for 3 years
Free hearing aid cleaning assistance - Fitting, adjustment, and repair services - Free batteries and domes - Loss and replacement coverage
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3. Online and in-person consultations
Yearly service check-ups - Free in-person consultations - Online consultations / self-help resources