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What Does an Audiologist Do?

What Does an Audiologist Do?

Perhaps you have heard the term before and have a general idea of the science of audiology. An audiologist often works with ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors to help patients with specific hearing or balance problems. When your primary care physician or ENT cannot...

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The Cost of Hearing Aids in Canada

The Cost of Hearing Aids in Canada

According to a 2021 study, 60% of adults in Canada have hearing health issues. Among this demographic, a large majority of people aged 60 to 79 experience hearing loss. As the technology of hearing assistive devices is ever-changing, there are many options for...

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How Often Do You Have to Replace a Hearing Aid?

How Often Do You Have to Replace a Hearing Aid?

Hearing aids have come a long way since they were first invented in 1898. Their goal has always been the same: to offer wearers the ability to hear better. Modern innovations continue to improve these devices, but technology cannot change some things. For example,...

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Can Hearing Loss be Reversed?

Can Hearing Loss be Reversed?

It is estimated that nearly 20% of the global population suffers from hearing loss. This condition is typically linked to older adults since, as we age, the likelihood of hearing loss increases. With advancements in technology, many can continue to hear the world...

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Do Hearing Aids Help Tinnitus?

Do Hearing Aids Help Tinnitus?

Hearing is one of the most vital senses. As we age, however, we may experience difficulties in this area. While hearing loss is increasingly common in older adults, tinnitus is a condition that affects our ability to hear as well. It can present itself as an...

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Why Not Wearing Hearing Aids Can Be Damaging

Why Not Wearing Hearing Aids Can Be Damaging

Hearing loss can be a difficult diagnosis for some people. They may feel upset or ashamed that they are unable to hear without an assistance device. As a result, we see the consequences of not wearing hearing aids that our patients deal with in an attempt to avoid...

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Free Online Hearing Test | FAQs

Free Online Hearing Test | FAQs

Do you have difficulty hearing in certain situations? Have you been experiencing symptoms that affect your ears or your hearing? Do you have a family history of hearing loss? It takes only a few minutes to test your hearing online (or you can book a hearing test in...

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How to Clean Hearing Aids

How to Clean Hearing Aids

Your hearing aids are an invaluable tool that can make everyday life more enjoyable and positive. Knowing that you can count on them for years of hearing assistance means not missing out on beautiful music, conversations with friends and loved ones, and innumerable...

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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Hearing aids, whether an individual unit for one ear or a set for both, are a serious investment for many individuals. Therefore, it only makes sense to want to get the very most out of these auditory solutions for as many years as possible. That being said, how long...

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Can You Sleep with Hearing Aids In?

Can You Sleep with Hearing Aids In?

We’ve been asked in the past, “can you lay down with hearing aids in?” What about sleeping while wearing them? While it may sound convenient or even practical to do so, we highly advise against it. As it turns out, there are several reasons to sleep without hearing...

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Different Types of Hearing Aids

Different Types of Hearing Aids

Before shopping for hearing aids at all, you first need to develop a deeper understanding of your hearing condition. This will help to determine the significance of the hearing loss in question. The primary benefit of a hearing test is that you will find out if your ears’ functionality will benefit from hearing aids – you can even get a demonstration of how they can help in noisy environments!

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Reasons to Focus on Hearing Health

Reasons to Focus on Hearing Health

We often don’t fully appreciate our ability to hear until it begins to degrade. This happens to many individuals in life as they age, develop various conditions, and otherwise. That being said, there are plenty of reasons to focus on your hearing health to prolong these issues as best as possible – and to make the most of your auditory capabilities now!

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The Ultimate Hearing Aid Guide

The Ultimate Hearing Aid Guide

Are you considering purchasing hearing aids but don’t know where to start? It can be overwhelming with all of the different styles and features,  but don’t worry, our team here at Robillard Hearing Centres specializes in helping clients make informed choices when it...

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The Difference Between Us and the “Big Box” Stores

The Difference Between Us and the “Big Box” Stores

Curious if the ‘big box store’ hearing aids are just as good as the ones you get in your local hearing centre? It’s highly unlikely. We will show you why regulated health care providers like ours are the better option when shopping for hearing device technology. After all, your health matters the most.

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The Hidden Risks of Hearing Loss

The Hidden Risks of Hearing Loss

All of our Robillard Hearing Centres are registered vendors with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). One of our audiologists will set up an appointment with you to test your hearing, help you fill out your forms and fit you with a hearing device that works for you and meets the ADP requirements.

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Ontario Hearing Aid Financial Assistance

Ontario Hearing Aid Financial Assistance

All of our Robillard Hearing Centres are registered vendors with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). One of our audiologists will set up an appointment with you to test your hearing, help you fill out your forms and fit you with a hearing device that works for you and meets the ADP requirements.

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How Do Hearing Aids Work?

How Do Hearing Aids Work?

Millions of people around the world rely on hearing aids to help them capture sound better. In fact, nearly 75% of people over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss. If you think you’re one of those people and are curious to learn more about how hearing aids work and what options are available to you – this article will help!

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How Do I Know if Hearing Aids Will Work for Me

How Do I Know if Hearing Aids Will Work for Me

Suffering from mild to moderate hearing loss? Chances are you’re one of many who find themselves asking, “How do I know if hearing aids will work for me?” Even as debilitating as hearing loss can be, there are countless people who endure it due to doubt and procrastination. But the reality is, you’ll never really know how effective they can be if you don’t make an effort to try. You can improve your ability to hear by simply setting up an appointment to begin the process.

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Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants: Which One is for You?

Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants: Which One is for You?

Many people are unfamiliar with cochlear implants and what they do. In this article, we’ll provide a brief introduction to these small devices and compare the differences between hearing aids vs. cochlear implants to help you determine which one is best for you!

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Rechargeable Hearings Aids vs. Battery-Powered Ones

Rechargeable Hearings Aids vs. Battery-Powered Ones

Hearing aid technology has come a long way since it first originated. But these little devices can be a costly investment, which is why it’s important to do your research. To help make this process easier, we’re delving into the debate surrounding rechargeable hearing aids vs batteries to guide you in your purchase.

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The Transformation of Hearing Aids over the Years

The Transformation of Hearing Aids over the Years

Today’s hearing aids are incredibly smart. They can be programmed, automatically react and regulate the surrounding sound, and some can even learn your habits to help you hear better. In fact, just like eyeglasses, they can be tailored specifically to your hearing needs.

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Speech in Noise: When You Need This Test

Speech in Noise: When You Need This Test

Many patients cannot hear well in noisy environments, even when fitted with the latest digital, dual microphone devices. How can this be if they have completed a hearing evaluation and were given hearing aids? In most cases, it’s because the professional did not use a speech-in-noise test as part of their evaluation.

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The Top 7 Ways Our Hearing Changes with Age

The Top 7 Ways Our Hearing Changes with Age

Did you know that nearly half of adults over the age of 65 experience hearing loss to some degree? And if left untreated, as many people do out of embarrassment, hearing loss can lead to a number of problems such as the inability to properly communicate with others, along with social isolation, depression, and even dementia.

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Healthy Hearing Study Sampling the Invisibel 2 by Audibel

Robillard Hearing Centre was intrigued when AUDIBEL released the Invisibel 2 iic. This hearing solution is the world’s first custom-fit Invisible-in-the-Canal hearing aids. The devices fit deep in your ear canal where no one can see them. These devices provide a...

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Holiday Hearing: Tips for a Stress-Free Season

Some people find the holiday season to be one of the best times of the year, and other people just find the whole season stressful. But however you celebrate, most people end up attending some parties, and many people host or attend gatherings...

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10 Ways to Potentially Help Manage Your Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be caused by a mix of genetic factors, or age, or even injuries to the ear. Whatever the case, here are some suggestions that may help you manage your hearing loss in 2015. Avoid loud environments. This is an obvious step to take, but one that people...

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Am I Losing My Hearing? Signs of Hearing Loss

Admitting that your hearing is deteriorating is difficult for many people to accept. But acknowledgement of hearing loss, and addressing the issue with a professional is the first step towards improving your quality of life. Because hearing loss can occur very...

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Teen Hearing Loss May Be on the Rise, According to Survey

Remember when your parents yelled at you to “turn that racket down?” It turns out that as it relates to hearing health, that was some sound advice. A recent survey of teenagers commissioned by hearing aid manufacturer Siemens found that nearly half of the 500 American...

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Be Cautious Around the Sounds of Summer

Summer is in full swing around Ottawa and throughout the Capital Region. And while we all enjoy our summer activities, it’s important to remember that some of the things that people love most can be incredibly loud. When taking part in the activities we’ll be...

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The Difference Between Hearing Aids and Sound Amplifiers

If you’ve watched any amount of television in the past five years, you’ve likely seen the commercials. Starting in the $10 to 20 price range, there are a number of products that promise to allow you to hear like never before: snoop on a conversation across the room,...

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A Custom Hearing Aid Solution for Your Needs

These days there are many advertisements for hearing aid solutions, you might see them on TV, on the internet and in newspapers. You might be tempted to ask yourself: should I get my hearing aids online? First, know that a lot of the devices sold on these sites may...

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Balance Disorders and Aging

As health care gets better the number of older citizens in North America enjoying their golden years are rising. In the US alone there are 40 million adults over the age of 65. It’s a well-known fact that as we age our sense of balance weakens, putting older folks at...

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Widex on a Quest for World’s Smallest Hearing Aids

(Please read the full article on CNN Tech here: www.cnn.com/2012/11/09/tech/hearing-aid-widex-3d-printing) We are excited and happy to see that one of our trusted brands of hearing aids, Widex -  based out of Denmark, has set out on a quest to create the world's...

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NuEar T2 Remote App for iPhones and iPads

New iPhone application from Starkey Laboratories: The T2 Remote application takes advantage of a new breakthrough technology from NuEar that allows users to control their hearing aids with a simple touch on their iPhone or iPod touch. This avoids the need for any...

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Congratulations to William F. Austin

Robillard Hearing Centres is excited to congratulate William F. Austin, CEO of Starkey and founder of the Starkey Hearing Foundation was the recipient of the 2011 Jefferson Award, the United States highest honour for public service. Through his Starkey Hearing...

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LOOK!!

Promotion with the Nu-Ear LOOK Premier! Buy one aid and get the 2nd one half off! LOOK hearing aids are designed to receive TV, radio and stereo sound directly to your hearings aids wirelessly! If you’re having issues with these devices the LOOK can help you feel more...

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Two ears are better than one!

Born with two, use the two! At Robillard Hearing Centres we suggest the use of binaural amplification over the use of monaural amplification. Like using glasses instead of a monocle to correct your eyes. Using two hearing aids instead of a single aid will help...

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Auditory Deprivation

Use it or lose it! Like going to the gym and working on a certain muscle to gain strength, hearing is quite similar. We have approximately 3500 tiny hair cells situated in one inner row and 13,500 hair cells in three to four outer rows within our main organ of hearing...

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HINT – Hearing In Noise Test

Do you have difficulty hearing noise? A quick hearing in noise test or HINT is a great way to measure your sound to noise ratio (SNR) which is basically your ability to hear in noise. It's also an effective test in determining the best possible solution for a hearing...

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