There is no one-size-fits-all solution for treating hearing loss, since each individual has unique needs and preferences.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Treating Hearing Loss | Brampton Hearing Aid Services Experts Weigh In

by | May 7, 2024 | Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Patient Resources

If you’re seeking treatment for hearing loss, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information and options available to you. If you’ve turned to Google to do some research, you’ve likely been bombarded with advertisements and conflicting information that leaves you more confused than when you began your search.

Know that you’re not alone – hearing loss impacts approximately 60 percent of Canadian adults. When considering treatment for hearing loss, understanding your individual challenge is the only way to find the best solution for you. A wide range of solutions are available, from cellphone apps to surgery. So how do you know which option is right for you?

Factors You Should Consider

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for treating hearing loss, since each individual has unique needs and preferences. Before we explore the available options, consider these factors:

  • The severity of your hearing loss and how it impacts your daily life
  • Your lifestyle, environment, and hobbies
  • Your preference for face-to-face interactions or remote support
  • Your budget
  • Your preference for ongoing support versus receiving the devices as they are

Now, let’s explore the different options for treating hearing loss.

Options for Treating Hearing Loss

Various options are available depending on your budget, needs, and preferences. The below options range from budget-friendly to premium. Each provides some level of support for hearing loss but won’t be a good fit for everyone.

Headphones and Cellphone Apps [$0-$250] 

If your budget is very small and you only need amplification of sound in certain situations, some free or affordable cellphone apps can convert your earphones into amplification tools. These apps use your device's microphone to amplify all sounds.

These apps are only suitable for environments with minimal background noise, and you’ll need to use your headphones. This option does not address a hearing challenge, and you won’t receive professional help.

PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Products) [$79-$1250]

PSAPs are amplification tools available online or in stores. They have a small, built-in microphone that increases all sound.

While PSAPs are cost-effective, they lack tailored support. If your hearing loss isn’t severe and you’re looking for an option that’s easy to purchase, PSAPs might be sufficient for your needs.

Online Hearing Aids With Remote Audiological Support [$1850-$2400] 

Some companies offer hearing aids with online audiological support. This is a convenient option, but keep in mind that online assessments may not be as accurate as in-person assessments.

If you would rather not visit a doctor in person and your hearing loss is not severe, this may be a viable option for you. You’ll receive good-quality hearing aids, but you won’t have ongoing support.

Working With a Local Audiology Clinic [$2500-$7500]

A local hearing clinic offers comprehensive in-person hearing assessments, customized technology options, and ongoing in-person support. Local clinics usually allow you to utilize your insurance or a payment plan.

When you work with a team of hearing care professionals, your overall hearing health is prioritized. You’ll receive personalized care and professional help when you need repairs and maintenance for your devices.

Hearing Loss Surgery (Cochlear Implants) [$30,000-$50,000]

If you’re suffering from severe hearing loss, cochlear implants may be an option for you. They require specific candidacy evaluations, so you’ll need to be deemed qualified for the surgery. If you haven’t had success with traditional hearing aids, cochlear implants may be the best option. They are usually covered in part or fully by insurance.

Treatment for Hearing Loss in Brampton, Ontario

As you consider your options for hearing loss solutions, keep in mind that your journey extends beyond choosing a hearing aid.

You’ll need ongoing support, maintenance, cleanings, and repairs. Brampton Hearing Aid Services is your partner for long-term care and support for all of your hearing health needs. Our team is dedicated to helping you hear your best for years to come.  

If you’re ready to take the next step to find your ideal hearing solution, call our office today at (905) 791-2203.

Or complete this form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon. 


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Jill Black

Jill began her career as an audiologist in chilly Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has been a member of the Brampton Hearing Aid Services team since 2004. Jill completed her doctorate degree in audiology through Salus University in 2009. In 2016 Jill became the owner of Brampton Hearing Aid Services.