A Review of the 5 Best Audiologists in Toronto

A Review of the 5 Best Audiologists in Toronto

Loss of hearing, ear wax build-up, or serious tinnitus? You need an audiology expert to diagnose the problem fast and give you the appropriate solution.

This review of the best audiologists in Toronto covers important information about their audiology services. We’ll start with the typical costs of this service with and without insurance before moving on to the main reviews.

The Cost of Seeing an Audiologist in Toronto

There are a lot of considerations that go into the final cost of the services. In some cases, you may be covered by OHIP, your private insurance, or other funding options.

Let’s start with the average out-of-pocket costs first without insurance. See the table below:

ServiceEstimated Costs
Child Hearing Test$95
Adult Hearing Test$65
Senior Hearing Test$45
Hearing Aids (and other related services)$1,000 - $3,400 per ear

Now, OHIP does not cover hearing tests anymore but there are certain exceptions. One of these is if your hearing test is done by an ear nose and throat specialist (ENT) or otolaryngologist (they can bill OHIP for the testing).

Another option is your private insurance, including the one provided by your employer (if any). Just make sure that you have the right coverage to reimburse the money you spent.

As per hearing aids, you get partial coverage if you are a resident of Ontario (which we assume so) through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). But, you can only be granted $500 per ear, once every 2-5 years.

For more funding options for your hearing aid needs, you can look into the following organizations in the city:

  • First Nations and Inuit Health​
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board​
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support Program​
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs​

Top Audiologists in Toronto

To evaluate the best audiologists in Toronto, we used the following metrics: 

Credentials, qualifications, and experience – Must have a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree and at least a year of clinical, industry, or instructor experience.
Customer service – Covers the ease of the entire process, from booking to consultation, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. For clinics with multiple locations, the one with the highest customer ratings is featured.
Technology and technique – Methods and machines involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all auditory impairments.
Location and availability – Having multiple locations and flexible availability is a plus. This is to ensure that clients can be accommodated based on their free time.
Hearing aids and related services – Involves dispensing, fitting, and programming services. Batteries, warranties, follow-up services, and other repair-related services are also considered.

1. Toronto Family Hearing

Toronto Family Hearing's Homepage
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SERVICESHearing tests, tinnitus management, custom earplugs, custom hearing protection, ear wax removal, hearing aid batteries and supplies
WEBSITEhttps://torontofamilyhearing.com/
ADDRESS27 Roncesvalles Ave Suite 409, Toronto, ON M6R 3B2
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-792-9400
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Total Scores

Credentials, qualifications, and experience★★★★☆
Customer service★★★★★
Technology and technique★★★★☆
Location and availability★★★★☆
Hearing aids and related services★★★★☆

Toronto Family Hearing currently operates under the hands of two main audiologists. Both of them have stellar credentials and experience, with adequate training and education to provide audiology services.

Its owner Mahsa Mosstaghimi-Tehrani is a graduate of Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D). The other audiologist, Deanna Miluzzi, has a master’s degree in Audiology and is currently completing her doctorate program.

Moving on to their customer service, we’ll allow its perfect 5-star rating on Google Reviews to do the talking. They deal with patients of all ages from infants to the elderly and their approach is equally welcoming and friendly.

In terms of services, you can basically find all major audiology treatments here. They do hearing tests, tinnitus management, custom earplugs, custom hearing protection, and ear wax removal.

What we liked best among their offerings is their non-invasive treatment of hearing aids. If you want to test out the best pair for you, they offer a two-week trial period to get a feel of the test pair.

We also liked that they offer assistance in making minor repairs with their in-house assistance. This is immediately a plus for us because not all audiologists offer repair services – not even the minimal ones.

As per location and availability, they get a plus from us with flexible location options in Roncesvalles and Yonge Street. But we do have to admit that we were tempted to take that back when we learned that they’re closed on weekends (which would have been a great time to visit).

Finally, if audiology services are a way out of your budget, they make it easy for you to connect with your insurer. If it’s a third-party insurer, you can simply let them know and they’ll assist you with the process.

Pros

  • Two-week trial available for hearing aids
  • Performs minor repairs on certain hearing aid issues
  • Has two accessible locations in Toronto
  • Provides assistance with connecting with insurers
  • Readily available hearing aid batteries and supplies

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • Limited audiologists on board

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended services

Great clinic! The staff were very patient and compassionate with young children.  The audiologist took the time to make sure my son was comfortable and gave him breaks when she could tell his attention was waning.  Would definitely recommend! – Kaia Smith

Attentive and thorough with patients

I went to the Roncesvailles location and had an appointment with Melissa. Upon arriving the receptionist Amelia was friendly and lovely. Melissa herself was attentive, thorough and immediately made me feel at ease. She listened to my concerns and was all together lovely as well. I have recommended the clinic and Melissa to several family members and friends. Thank you for a pleasant visit and experience! – Ivana Bajde

2. AudioSense Hearing, Balance & Concussion

AudioSense Hearing, Balance & Concussion's Homepage
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SERVICESHearing evaluation, balance services, hearing devices, custom-molded earplugs, tinnitus treatment, ear wax removal
WEBSITEhttps://audiosense.ca/
ADDRESS158 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1J2
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-901-4770
OPERATING HOURSMonday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Total Scores

Credentials, qualifications, and experience★★★★★
Customer service★★★★★
Technology and technique★★★★★
Location and availability★★★☆☆
Hearing aids and related services★★★★☆

One of the edges of this clinic is the diverse range of experience of its audiologists. On top of their top-class education, they’re also trained in rehabilitation, clinical support, and specialized approach to various audiological impairments.

Salima Jiwani, its founder, has a doctorate degree in Auditory Neurophysiology, Cochlear Implants, and Neuroscience. Chantal Belanger, the second audiologist, has a master’s in Audiology, with a specialization in Music Cognition.

The level of customer service is among the clinic’s most noteworthy traits. As the second place we checked out with a perfect 5-star score on Google Reviews, we found nothing but rave reviews about the prompt service, helpful insights, and caring approach.

Their range of services is pretty the same as any other audiologist with one extra add-on. The clinic has a program called Virtually Hear™, which is a telehealth audiology service that clients can access on any device.

This telehealth setup basically shifts all in-person processes on-site into the virtual sphere. You can use it to book consultations, browse hearing aid options, and access other pertinent information.

Another thing we should highlight is how attentive their evaluation process is. They dive into medical histories and evaluate auditory functions while carefully noting what patients have to say (not all healthcare providers do this last thing properly, we all know). 

Another thing we especially like is their follow-up care, where they reach out to you to ensure that your hearing aids still work like new.

We would like to see more availability in the future, but we do appreciate the extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Plus, with what they have so far, we really don’t have any serious complaints.

Pros

  • Telehealth audiology services available
  • Has experience with patients from 8 months old to 99 years old
  • Local hearing experts providing personalized services
  • Complete hearing aids solution (fitting and programming)
  • Repairs and services hearing aids

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • Limited audiologists on board

Customer Reviews

Professional and patient approach

My brother and I brought our almost 90 year old mother in for an appointment and we had the best experience. Salima was very professional and caring. She was very patient and she took the time to understand our concerns. She gave us different brands of hearing aid loaners for our mother to try, which made it easier for us to make the best decision for her. We highly recommend AudioSense for your hearing needs. – Tati Zut

Goes beyond expectations

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Salima Jiwani. She’s super professional, kind, caring and really calmed my anxiety way down. She took her time with me and explained the procedure I needed in great detail and even went above and beyond to recommend some additional care for me. Will def be going back for annual checkups! – Kim Saggu

3. Toronto Audiology Associates

Toronto Audiology Associates' Homepage
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SERVICESHearing test, hearing aids evaluation, ear wax removal, tinnitus management, custom hearing protection, auditory processing disorder
WEBSITEhttps://torontoaudiology.com/
ADDRESS220 Duncan Mill Rd #218, North York, ON M3B 3J5
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-331-9888 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: By appointment only

Total Scores

Credentials, qualifications, and experience★★★★☆
Customer service★★★★★
Technology and technique★★★★★
Location and availability★★★★☆
Hearing aids and related services★★★★☆

The team of audiologists in this clinic is just slightly bigger than most others we checked out, which is advantageous in all sorts of ways. For starters, the range of education and experience makes for a more comprehensive approach through a collaborative effort.

Individually,  the two audiologists and one audiology assistant boast fairly impressive credentials. They have experience working with children and in the academe as instructors.

At this point of our roundup, perfect 5-star ratings have been the norm so far and this clinic continues the trend. Throughout our research, all we heard were solid reviews about the fast and easy process, impressive expertise, and great follow-up care.

As usual, there’s nothing too special about their service range. In fact, they may even have slightly fewer services on offer than the other ones we checked out. 

What we’d love to talk about instead is their evaluation technique which, in our opinion, is easily among the best in the city.

The assessment alone is super-straightforward and fast starting with audiometry. You’ll then move to middle ear testing that evaluates the acoustic thresholds of your middle ear.

Finally, you’ll undergo a Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) Testing. This basically tests how the hair cells in your ear respond to soft sounds.

And yes, all these terms can be confusing and daunting, but do take our word for it – you’ll be fine, it’s standard procedure and they’re among the snappiest evaluators we tried.

We’re also a big fan of the clinic’s hearing aid solutions because there are no unexpected costs involved and you get a great warranty. Plus, in 36 months, your hearing aids will be updated with the latest tech – no need to replace the outdated one.

Pros

  • Award-winning clinic (Reader’s Choice – Toronto Star)
  • Comprehensive evaluation method
  • Faster test process compared to competition
  • Repairs and services hearing aids
  • Full warranty on premium level hearing devices
  • Hearing aids upgrades to premium technology after 36 months
  • Saturdays are open on an appointment basis

Cons

  • Fewer treatments available compared to our other picks

Customer Reviews

Fantastic place for all audiology needs

My experience at this clinic was fantastic.  The staff were very professional, knowlegeable and accomodating.  They also got me referred very quickly to a specialist to further assist with my issue.  I would highly recommend them for any audiology needs you may have. Bob A.

One of the best audiology clinics

I can say with confidence after visiting multiple audiology clinics, this is the best I’ve been to.  Colleen and her staff were extremely welcoming, professional and transparent as I was guided through treatment.  They have a wide range of the newest equipment available.  After a short 30 minute appointment, my hearing is better than it has EVER been! – Ben Smith

4. House of Hearing Clinic Inc.

House of Hearing Clinic Inc.'s Homepage
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SERVICESHearing aids, hearing test, custom earplugs, ear wax removal, tinnitus management
WEBSITEhttps://houseofhearing.ca/contact-us/north-york/
ADDRESS1275 Finch Ave W Suite 208, North York, ON M3J 2G5
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-516-3332 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Total Scores

Credentials, qualifications, and experience★★★★☆
Customer service★★★★★
Technology and technique★★★★☆
Location and availability★★★★★
Hearing aids and related services★★★★★

House of Hearing Clinic currently has 15 team members across 6 different locations in GTA. Their expertise and education range from hearing instrument specialty and general audiology.

Unfortunately, that’s as much information as we can gather in terms of their credentials. But at least, they didn’t let us down with their excellent customer service.

Many past clients praised the clinic for being very patient with their needs. They were also said to be extremely respectful with handling special cases with great transparency and professionalism.

One of the things that we also appreciated is the multi-lingual service you can get. In this specific clinic, you can get services in English, Vietnamese, and Farsi, which we think is super-helpful to a diverse set of clients.

Speaking of clients, the clinic boasts the largest number of satisfied customers we could find over the years. They’ve already helped 14,000 clients with their care and customized audiology solutions.

Out of all the services they offer, their hearing aid solutions are probably the best. Clients have the freedom to choose between three levels, namely Premium, Advanced, and Standard.

The even better part is that all these tiers come with a 3-year warranty, 3-year remote support, loss & damage insurance, and an unlimited service plan. The hearing test and consultation for this is also complimentary plus you can even pay in installments if you prefer. 

If you’re not happy with the pair you got, you can return it within 30 days and get your money back. And if you ever need repairs, they can give you loaner hearing aids to use temporarily while yours is being fixed.

Pros

  • 6 different locations in GTA
  • Multi-lingual services
  • Experience with 14,000 clients
  • Hearing aid solutions available in three tiers
  • 3-year warranty and loss & damage insurance
  • 3-year remote support and unlimited service plan
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Installment plans available
  • Complimentary hearing test and consult – hearing aids

Cons

  • Has more hearing instrument specialists than certified audiologists
  • Closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Addressed client’s concerns

I made an appointment with initial concerns and not only was the appointment made quickly and reliably, but all my concerns were addressed respectfully and then proven to not be actual issues. Lovely team and helpful professionals. If I do have a hearing issue in the future, I will return for their assistance. – Alex Harrouch

Excellent experience from start to finish

I was seen today for a ear wax removal. From booking the appointment to being seen in the clinic I received excellent and professional service. The girl who took care of me was very informative and careful with the procedure. I will definitely be coming back to this clinic for further hearing/ear related concerns. Thank you house of hearing! – Yeny

5. Yorkville Audiology

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SERVICESHearing aid, hearing loss, tinnitus management
WEBSITEhttps://yorkvilleaudiology.ca/
ADDRESS1200 Bay St. #404, Toronto, ON M5R 2A5
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-967-7226
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Total Scores

Credentials, qualifications, and experience★★★★★
Customer service★★★★★
Technology and technique★★★★★
Location and availability★★★☆☆
Hearing aids and related services★★★★☆

With three audiologists on board, this clinic has the most educated team of experts in our opinion. Plus, all of them have significant education and training.

Collectively, for instance, the team has clinical skills and hearing instrument manufacturer training. One of them also has experience as part of academia in a prestigious university.

In terms of customer service, everything has been great so far with all the clinics on our list. For this one, many clients noted their helpful nature, flexible scheduling process, and reasonable prices on certain services.

Some of the clinics’ strongest advantages are their top-of-the-line facilities and hearing aid services. They have modern equipment suited for the accurate diagnosis of all hearing impairments and conditions.

For hearing aids, they use advanced fitting techniques and modern prescription methods. With both these factors in mind, you can be sure that your hearing aids are personalized to your needs and preferences. 

Another thing that we liked is their follow-up care and ongoing services which are always accessible at best. They also have a “Clean and Check” Service, which is best for hearing aid maintenance to avoid any issues in the future. 

Pros

  • Three audiologists on board
  • Modern facilities for accurate diagnosis
  • Advanced fitting techniques for hearing aids
  • Useds modern prescription methods for hearing aids
  • Repairs and services hearing aids
  • Clean and Check” Service for maintenance

Cons

  • Fairly limited services

Customer Reviews

Outstanding service

Fantastic experience!  Pam Cooke is an aural brainiac:  she led me through the necessary tests, clearly explained the results and resolved my specific issue (which three GPs couldn’t figure out).  And Olga couldn’t be nicer.   Great humans, outstanding service! – Heyhow Arya

Kind and caring

I have visited this location twice and like someone else has mentioned, everyone from the front desk to the audiologist has been very kind, and caring. It has been a very smooth process. – Charles

FAQs About Audiologists in Toronto


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