Do you think you might be suffering from hearing loss? Then act now! The first step towards a better quality of life is to visit your hearing care professional. A hearing test will show if you are actually suffering from hearing loss. If you are, your hearing care professional will explain the available options. Our online hearing screening will give you an initial indication of your hearing ability.
Connect Hearing is the the exclusive national hearing health partner of Diabetes Canada. Studies show that hearing loss is twice as common in people who have diabetes than in those who don’t. Through this partnership we have the opportunity, with Diabetes Canada, to bring awareness to the relationship between hearing loss and diabetes, ensuring that all Canadians are proactive in their health while actively aging.
Common questions about hearing loss and hearing aids
Are you always having to ask people to repeat themselves? Is your TV too loud for other people? Do you sometimes miss the doorbell or phone? If you think you might be affected by hearing loss, don't wait any longer: The sooner your hearing impairment is investigated by an audiologist, the greater your quality of life will be in the future. Find out the best way to proceed and get your most common questions answered.
Wearing hearing aids
A modern, appropriately adapted hearing aid can give you back your quality of life. But your restored hearing may prove tiring at first. Don’t be discouraged! It will take time to get used to your hearing aid. Please don’t hesitate to ask your audiologist for help if you find you are struggling. Find out here everything you need to know about getting used to your hearing aid and how to look after it.
Technology and performance options
Modern hearing aid technology may surprise you. Small and sleek, modern digital hearing aids have a built-in microchip. Using software, they are programmed to your individual hearing needs. It can be confusing, however, what exactly is meant when your hearing care professional recommends a hearing solution for you at the "standard performance level". Here, we explore the different levels of hearing technology at Connect Hearing and provide context for you in order to make an informed decision on your hearing care solutions.
Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) hearing aids like the Lyric are worn deep in the ear canal. IICs are inserted directly into the ear canal and can be easily removed with a string. These hearing aids are a good choice if you lead a moderately to heavily active lifestyle—or if you do not want your hearing aids to be visible to others. While they are popular among hearing aid wearers, IICs may not be the best choice for users with more severe or profound hearing loss, since these hearing aids do not provide the same amount of power that other, larger models do.
Hearing aid brands
All hearing aids work according to the same principle: They pick up ambient noise, the sound is converted into electrical impulses and then forwarded, in a modulated form, to the ear. However, depending on the severity of the hearing loss and personal requirements, hearing aids can differ considerably. Not just in terms of shape and size, but also in terms of their properties and functions. Which is the best hearing aid for me? Take a look at what’s available!
Phonak ComPilot II
Phonak ComPilot II offers up to 24 hours of streaming time. Wirelessly connect different Bluetooth devices to your hearing aids, such as your mobile phone, or tablet. ComPilot II can also be used as a remote control to adjust different settings on your hearing aids in a quick and discreet manner.
Unitron TV Connector
Unitron TV connector is a wireless streamer that's easy to set up and easy to use. Connect it to your Unitron Moxi All hearing aids without the need for an additional streaming device and listen to your TV programs right through the convenience of your hearing aids.
After our eyes, the most important sensory organ is our ears, thus hearing impairment has significant consequences. In most cases, hearing loss is age-related. However, it can also be triggered by loud noises or infections, or may be hereditary. Hearing loss may occur very suddenly, although in most cases it is gradual, and so you only become aware of it as it progresses. Fortunately, in most cases impaired hearing can be improved using a hearing aid. Find out how.