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Hearing tests for children and adults

Book a hearing test with an experienced audiologist.

We offer hearing tests for adults and children aged 3 years and over at 10 CHS locations across Ontario. If you have a hearing loss, an experienced audiologist will help find the best solution for you.

When to have a hearing test

Have you noticed a change in your hearing? Do you often ask people to repeat things? Are you turning up the volume on the TV or radio?

Hearing loss frequently goes unnoticed and because it happens gradually, many people are in denial. They often stop communicating and withdraw from family, friends and social situations because they can’t understand what is being said. At CHS, we can help you improve your communication skills and stay connected.

Adults and children aged three years and over are welcome to come to one of 10 CHS locations for a hearing test with an experienced audiologist. No doctor’s referral is required and our audiologist will explain your results right away. Even if you’re not sure you have a hearing loss, a hearing test will help you better understand your hearing and provide a baseline so you and our hearing professionals can track changes over time.

Common signs of hearing loss

  • speaking louder than necessary in conversation
  • constantly asking for words to be repeated
  • straining to hear
  • misunderstanding conversations, especially in noisy situations
  • favouring one ear
  • thinking that people always mumble
  • turning the television or radio up louder than usual
  • having difficulty hearing on the telephone
  • withdrawing from social contact
  • ringing or buzzing in one or both ears
  • appearing dull and disinterested, slow to respond, or just not quite “with it”

How to book a hearing test

Simply call or e-mail one of our 10 CHS locations where hearing tests are offered. No doctor’s referral is needed.

What to expect at a hearing test

At your appointment, our audiologist will ask questions about your background, medical history, employment and sound environments; check your ears for wax buildup; and perform a range of tests to assess your hearing capabilities using state-of the-art equipment. The tests results are recorded on an audiogram.

Following the hearing test, the audiologist will review the results with you. If you have a hearing loss, there’s no need for alarm. The audiologist will help you explore all your options and may recommend a hearing aid evaluation.

How often to get tested

If you have a hearing loss, we recommend you return to CHS for an annual hearing test. Regular visits help monitor your hearing loss, assess the effectiveness of your hearing aid, and provide strategies for overcoming challenges.

Why choose hearing tests at CHS?

We offer one-stop access to a full range of services for adults and children with hearing loss at 10 locations across Ontario. In addition to hearing tests using state-of-the-art equipment, we provide hearing aids, communication devices and other products, services and information related to hearing loss, as well as a wide range of accessible education and support programs. Our dedicated team of audiologists and support staff provides the highest quality of care and consideration and can refer you to other specialized services at CHS – the leader in Hearing Clinics Plus since 1940.

Hearing tests for children and adults are available in these locations:

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