How do I pick the right practitioner?
There is an ever growing number of choices in hearing clinics across the province of Ontario.
To choose a clinic that is best suited for you, consider these four points:
- Pick a clinic that is convenient for you to access. If mobility is an issue, there are a number of clinics that can provide home visits and will deliver the full clinic experience right in your home. You should consider this as one of your priorities as hearing aids do require service from time to time.
- Select a clinic that can take care of your needs in a timely manner. There are some remote offices that operate a few days a week. Be aware of this, as you may not be able to simply walk in and have your hearing aids serviced.
- Work with a clinic that is willing to work with you and your needs. We all learn at our own pace. Some learn quickly and others need that little extra time to get it just right. You should feel comfortable with your practitioner and the office staff.
- Lastly, if you are not happy with your hearing instruments, tell your practitioner. It is your right to have a minimum of 30-days to try out your hearing aids. If you are not happy with your selection, you may exchange them or return them (a return fee may apply).
The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario is here to help you hear. With over 400 Hearing Instrument Practitioners in over 100 Ontario communities.
Our members are registered providers with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Assistive Devices Program; they are also recognized and provide services under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Veterans Affairs Canada, Ministry of Community and Social Services, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and all major insurance carriers.