Accessible Hearing Aids and Audiology Services at Ottawa Hears

Accessible Hearing Aids and Audiology Services at Ottawa Hears

Being one of the few remaining independent local hearing clinics, Ottawa Hears, led by Genia Kanne-Shmigol, Doctor of Audiology, is keenly aware of the significance of offering a diverse range of brands. We carry over a dozen top global brands, understanding that limiting choices can diminish the potential for fully optimizing an individual's hearing and subsequently, their quality of life. This commitment to variety and personalized care is essential in recognizing that one size does not fit all in hearing aids.

Affordable Hearing Aid Options: Committed to making hearing care accessible to everyone, Ottawa Hears offers a range of affordable hearing aid options. We believe that cost should not be a barrier to quality hearing care. Our selection includes various models and price points to suit different budgets and needs. Our team is dedicated to helping you find the best hearing solution that aligns with your financial considerations.

Private Insurance Billing: At Ottawa Hears, we understand the importance of hassle-free access to audiology services. That's why we offer direct billing to some private insurances, simplifying the process for our patients.

Ottawa Hears is an authorized 3rd party vendor under multiple programs, ensuring your audiology services can be covered. Here's a quick rundown:

Covered Programs at Ottawa Hears:

  1. Assistive Devices Program of Ontario (ADP): Tailored for Ontario residents with long-term physical disabilities, ADP offers access to personalized assistive devices, including hearing aids.
  2. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC): Dedicated to serving those who served, VAC provides comprehensive benefits and services for veterans, covering audiology services from hearing assessments to hearing aids, along with most services in between.
  3. Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB): For individuals who have sustained workplace injuries, WSIB extends coverage that encompasses a range of audiology services, from hearing assessments to hearing aids, including many services in between.
  4. Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): Supporting those with recognized disabilities, ODSP assists in covering various medical expenses, including audiology services, ranging from hearing assessments to hearing aids and many other related services.
  5. Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP): Providing limited, temporary health-care benefits to refugees, IFHP collaborates with Ottawa Hears to offer audiology services, ensuring accessible care for those in need.

Easy Booking:

🌐 Online: For more information or to book an appointment, please visit Our user-friendly online form is designed for your convenience.

📞 Phone: Prefer speaking to a person? Call us at 343-800-5909. Our friendly team is ready to assist you and answer any queries you may have.


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Johnson, E. E., Mueller, H. G., & Ricketts, T. A. (2009). Statistically derived factors of varied importance to audiologists when making a hearing aid brand preference decision. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 20(1), 40-48.

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