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Referral information for physicians

Over the years, physicians have referred thousands of patients, both children and adults, to the Canadian Hearing Society for hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, classes and workshops, and tinnitus and hyperacusis consultations. Click here to receive a CHS physician referral “prescription” pad and a list of our locations.

As a trusted charity, CHS has been a reliable source for Hearing Clinics Plus in Ontario since 1940. With our neutral and independent business model, and competitive prices, combined with our wealth of expertise, CHS offers the highest quality of care and consideration available. To find out the CHS difference, click here.

Why refer a patient for a hearing test

CHS wants to ensure that you and your patient can communicate effectively and that unmanaged hearing loss doesn’t affect their overall healthcare.

  1. Research has shown that patient communication problems, including hearing loss, are often related to preventable medical adverse effects.
  2. The probability of miscommunication between patient and physician increases dramatically as hearing loss increases.
  3. Hearing loss becomes more severe over time, so it’s important to get a hearing test when the symptoms begin. Up to 27% of adults have some form of hearing loss. The prevalence of hearing loss is 44% for ages 60 to 69, 66% for ages 70 to 79, and 90% for ages 80 and over.
  4. Research links untreated hearing loss to depression, isolation, loneliness, withdrawal, anger and fatigue.

Risk factors for hearing loss in aging adults include:

  • advanced age
  • male gender
  • noise exposure
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • tuberculosis
  • cardiovascular disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • substance abuse
  • chronic kidney disease
  • Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • smoking

How to refer a patient to CHS

Choose the Hearing Healthcare service your patient requires then e-mail or fax your referral to the most convenient CHS location that offers the service. A complete report will be sent to your office and to the patient following the appointment:

Click here to receive a CHS physician referral “prescription” pad and a list of our locations.

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