Resources & FAQs

The Sharpe Difference

We understand that you may be starting this process for the first time, or switching clinics to Sharpe Hearing Clinic, so we’ve put together a guide of questions and information to make sure you feel comfortable and safe when joining our family.

Check out our frequently asked questions below, as well as a resource and company list for more details about how we can serve you best.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) What to expect at the first appointment?

At your first appointment, prepare to let us know about your hearing difficulties and the situations where you would like to improve your hearing.

We provide a comprehensive hearing assessment, which includes explaining your results in detail and answering your questions.

2) What happens next?

Your hearing plan will be determined by your hearing loss, the style of hearing aid(s) and your level of experience. This will be discussed together during your hearing assessment. Your plan is designed to support you and may be modified from time to time depending on your comfort or challenges.

3) How much does it cost?

In terms of cost for our specific products and hearing aids, the price will vary depending on your individual needs and hearing plan. We will discuss the price with you and your available options.

4) Do you have payment plans?

Your hearing is important to us, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive better hearing. We will work with you to create a custom payment that fits your needs.

5) Can I get funding?

We will review all funding options available to you.

We are Registered Vendors for the Assistive Devices Program (ADP), Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) and Veterans’ Affairs Canada (VAC).

6) Can I use insurance?

Our clinic accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. We are always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.

Sharpe Quick Facts :

Have you noticed a change in your hearing? Be sure to check frequently for updated facts on how hearing loss is connected to other health conditions. If you find that you are experiencing any of these issues, click the button below to Request an Appointment.

Osteoporosis

A study linked Osteoporosis and hearing loss, theorizing that demineralization of the three middle ear bones may contribute to a conductive hearing impairment.

Safety/Balance

People with mild hearing loss (25dB) are 3 times more likely to have a history of falling. Every additional 10 decibels of hearing loss increases the chances of falling by 1.4 times.

Resources & Associations

At Sharpe Hearing Clinic we work with many organizations to make sure that our clients get the absolute best in care and support for their hearing, and finances. Below are some programs and resources that may apply to you. If you have any questions, we are here to help.

Assistive Devices Program

The Ministry of Health’s Assistive Devices program provides support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and provides access to personal assistive devices suitable to the individual.

Veteran Affairs Canada

Founded in 1944, Veterans Affairs Canada is a department within the Government of Canada that provides health care benefits, support and services to War Veterans, Retired, and Still-Serving members and their families.

Workplace Safety Insurance Board

Workers Safety Insurance Board provides disability benefits to workers who have been injured on the job. WSIB receives 5,000 new claims for Noise Induced Hearing Loss from Ontario workers every year and report it as the highest number of any occupational disease.

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

AHIP is a Professional, not for profit organization that ensures that it’s members demonstrate the highest industry standards and practices of testing, counseling, selection and fitting of hearing instruments.

Sharpe Hearing Clinic is registered with the Ministry of Health, Assistive Devices Program.
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