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fitting & follow-up

The Fitting

Once your hearing aid(s) have been selected, we will order the hearing aids on your behalf. Note: If you went to a different centre for your initial consultation but would like us to fit your hearing aids, please call us at 416-340-4800 x.7067 as we will need to obtain a copy of your prescription. 


The fitting appointment typically takes place 2-3 weeks after your initial consultation and takes approximately 1 hour. During this appointment, the hearing aids are programmed for the individual's specific hearing loss. We recommend that you bring a friend or family member to this appointment to help you remember the information you'll be given.

Your Initial Reaction

You may not love the way the hearing aids sound at first and that is actually quite normal. Hearing aids aren't like adjusting to reading glasses - it will take some time for your brain to get used to hearing all of the sounds you've been missing, especially if you've had decreased hearing for a while. Things will improve after a period of acclimatization. We offer a generous 3-month trial period to ensure that you have more than enough time to make sure that you are happy with your hearing aids.


The fitting appointment typically includes:
  • Hearing aid programming and initial adjustments

  • Real Ear Measurements (REMs), which are performed to verify that the hearing aid is providing appropriate levels of amplification

  • Orientation to hearing aid features and use (e.g. hearing aid insertion, program changes, and battery replacement techniques)





Approximately 2-3 weeks after the initial fitting, it is time for some fine-tuning. In a perfect world, the initial fitting would be perfect, but in reality, some tweaks are usually needed after you've spent some time wearing the hearing aids - in fact, it is normal for hearing aids to need multiple adjustments and a few follow-up visits may be required as you adjust to them. Along the way, we will also tailor the hearing aid settings so that they perform optimally for your lifestyle. 

The follow-up appointment(s) typically include:
  • Further adjustments and fine-tuning as required

  • Programming changes (if needed), programming of any additional accessories

  • Orientation to advanced features and accessories (e.g. remote control)

  • How to clean and care for your hearing aids

  • Counselling on your progress so far and expectations for the future

Annual follow-ups


Patients are encouraged to have yearly follow-up appointments for hearing aid cleanings, hearing tests, and small programming changes if needed.


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Tel: (416) 340-4800 ext.7067

Fax: 416-340-5149

7th Floor, Norman Urquhart Wing - Room 820

Toronto General Hospital

200 Elizabeth St.

Toronto, ON. M5G 2C4


Monday: 8am - 4pm

Tuesday: 8am - 4pm

Wednesday: 8am - 4pm

Thursday: 8am - 4pm

Friday: 8am - 3pm

*Note: We close for lunch from

12-1pm except for Fridays

To get to us: Take any elevator within the hospital to the 7th floor, Norman Urquhart Wing. Follow the signs to the Munk Hearing Centre.


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