Journée Nationale de l'Audition du Québec
From May 1st to May 31st: Get a free hearing screening

Frequently asked questions

What are the signs and causes of hearing loss?

See the “Understanding hearing loss” section.

Which professionals work in the field of hearing health?

Otorhinolaryngologists (ENTs), audiologists and audioprosthetists work closely together to provide all the hearing health services.

Are any of the fees related to hearing aids tax deductible?

Some costs related to hearing aids can be claimed as medical fees. For example:

  • Purchase, rental and maintenance fees for hearing aids and the cost of batteries
  • Purchase fees for a closed-captioning signal decoder that transcribes the script and sounds of a TV show and displays them on the screen

For more information on the tax deductions available to people with hearing loss, please contact a Revenu Québec or Canada Revenue office.

How long do the batteries last?

It depends on the amount of power used by the various hearing aids, but in general they can last from three days to two weeks when used on a daily basis.

Will it cost me anything to see an audioprosthetist?

Your first visit is free. And most of our services are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec, the CNESST, Veterans Affairs or private insurance.