We’ll begin by getting to know you including your health and hearing history.
Next, your outer ear, ear canal and eardrum will be examined. This quick process will not be uncomfortable or invasive.
The assessment will take place in a sound booth where you will hear a series of tones. Based on your responses, we will be able to determine the level and pattern of your hearing. You may also be asked to repeat words and phrases to determine your ability to understand conversations in both noisy and quiet environments.
Following the assessment, the results will be shared with you and next steps will be discussed.
This assessment, along with a current hearing assessment, gives us an understanding of your ability to hear and process information. For example, some individuals have good hearing in quiet environments, but may find understanding information in situations with background noise to be challenging.
Often, schools or doctors request this assessment for a child. We are always happy to assess children, however, for this test they need to be at least six years old. A report will be sent to the family physician and, upon parent request, to the school. Recommendations at school may include modifications to the classroom environment or an assistive listening device.
As with the hearing test, results will be discussed with you following the assessment and recommendations will be presented.
Bentley Hearing Services has certified audiologists that are trained to remove wax from ear canals and are equipped with specialty tools that will clean your ears in a safe, sterile and effective manner.
Custom Ear Protection is available for a variety of environments:
Noise plugs – These custom fit, solid earmolds provide protection from excessive noise levels. They are very helpful for individuals who work in loud environments such as manufacturing plants. Others use them for recreational activities such as shooting and at concerts.
Noise Breakers – Similar to noise plugs, these custom plugs are designed with a filter which allows the wearer to be able to communicate while still offering strong noise reduction. These are very popular in work environments.
Designed to provide excellent sealing, these soft custom molds are available in a variety of colours from clear to neon. You can choose one or have two or three colours swirled together. They can also be made to float!
These specialized plugs make sleeping a comfortable and relaxing experience while minimizing the noise you can hear. This allows for a perfect night’s rest.
These uniquely fit ear plugs for musicians provide optimal protection for any musician. Available with 9dB, 15 dB, or 25 dB filters, they provide a tremendous option for any musician looking to protect their hearing without sacrificing the quality of sound.
Vestibular and balance disorders are a common complaint to doctor’s offices and emergency rooms in Canada. Symptoms can include imbalance/unsteadiness, vertigo, lightheadedness, visual disturbances, nausea, and motion intolerance. Our American Institute of Balance (AIB) certified audiologist will take the time to obtain a thorough, careful history of your symptoms. Your eye movements, postural stability, and ability to maintain gaze and focus during head movement are analyzed to determine how best to help you control symptoms and improve quality of life. Targeted management strategies are provided, as appropriate. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (Epley) are available for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
Coffee Club is an opportunity for individuals beginning their hearing aid journey to be part of a casual group environment. These online sessions we call “Squeaky Clean” are designed to allow you and a friend or family member, if you’d like, to better understand hearing aids by learning how to care for your hearing aids. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Please call us at either clinic for upcoming sessions details. Springbank (226) 393-2021 / Wonderland (226) 393-2022.
Your generous hearing aid donations give the gift of hearing to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to fully enjoy the sounds of life.
We accept all hearing aid donations, whether the devices are working or not. They will be taken overseas by a team of volunteers and audiologists who will determine which hearing aids are in good working condition and which ones will be useful for parts. The recycled hearing aids will then be refurbished and reprogrammed to meet the needs of the selected patient.
In addition, we are happy to recycle hearing aid batteries, donating them to a local school as part of their fundraising efforts.
Communication Training Program
As a patient of our clinic, your hearing is our primary concern. Effective communication skills are crucial to improving your quality of life. We are happy to offer an excellent program called 5 Keys to Communication Success. It is designed to help you overcome the frustrations associated with hearing loss, and has produced positive results for thousands of people.
5 Keys to Communication Success is an auditory rehabilitation program for people with hearing loss and their communication partners. It teaches comprehensive communication strategies using methods that are easy to understand and incorporate into your daily life.
You will learn the 5 Keys to Communication Success:
Weekly Lessons Delivered by Email
No usernames or passwords to remember. You will receive your lessons via email once per week for an entire year. The lessons are short, fun, and packed with important information. Each lesson contains links to additional training exercises and resources to help you get the most out of your hearing devices and overcome common challenges related to hearing loss.
Hearing aids are only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to treating hearing loss. We are proud to offer our patients a holistic treatment program that covers all pieces of the communication puzzle.Call our office today to get started!
SPRINGBANK LOCATION: (226) 393-2021
WONDERLAND LOCATION: (226) 393-2022