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Ask the Hearing Expert - Michael Golia

Updated: Apr 12

Visit our website at: www.trinityhearinglethbridge.com


Apil 2021


ANSWER: A). I’m old as dirt B). I’ve seen a lot of changes in the Hearing Healthcare

Profession C). My years of experience give me an ADVANTAGE over other Practitioners D). ALL of the above.


I started working at age 15 with FRED and Mary Leister, at Leisters Music & Hearing, the year was 1962. In those days the GOVT. was not involved in funding or regulation. ZENITH Hearing Aids (Toronto) a lot of EYEGLASS models. The cost of a good quality instrument was $350.00. Oh, how things have changed.


Today, GOVT. regulates our profession. A Hearing Practitioner is well trained and we deliver our service through many different contracts. The Patient is protected by a 28 day TRIAL period. Technology has made great strides with a better than 80 - 90% successful fitting rate.


Trinity Hearing Instrument Specialists, Inc. has some

of the most up-to-date equipment, services and procedures. e.g. Noah 4 Programming, DSL Speech Mapping, EAR SCAN-Video Otoscopy, the FIREFLY Wireless video (50-150 x magnification Med RX Real EAR, AUDIOSCOPE- Screen testing, HiPro2, the SPIN DR., Dizzy FIX, AURACARE-Preventive maintenance & Comparitor Check, TV EARS-Canada, PHONAK- Roger Pen, Sound Recovery, BERNAFON- Sound Gate 3, AT22 Interacoustics TYMPANOMETRY, AA30 Clinical Audiometer, HUGE- walk-in ECKEL sound booth, MIRACELL Botanicals, and a CUISINART/KEURIG (single-serve COFFEE Brewer), drop in for a GOOD cup of coffee anytime...no appointment required.


Let my years of experience work for you. Also, we PRAY for each Patients needs...

PRAYER changes EVERYTHING.



March 2021

QUESTION: There is a lot of talk about “RECHARGEABLE” instruments ( No batteries required). And what happens to all the “USED UP” hearing aid batteries?


ANSWER:

RECHARGEABLE instruments have been around for 30-40 years. They never really became popular, because of the cost of the chargers & batteries. AND, the inconvenience of not being able to use the instruments if the batteries failed or you forgot to charge them overnight. Finally one manufacturer made it either/or, ( forget to charge overnight, simply replace with a regular air cell battery). Today, one can purchase QUALITY Air cell batteries for about 60 cents each, lasting about 6-7 days. (cost to operate two instruments about $1.20/ week or less than $5.00/ month.


It has been estimated that about 8 Million hearing aid batteries are replaced each day. They contain expired chemicals that can pollute. They are dangerous if swallowed by animals or small children. They have no RECYCLE value so are usually thrown away.


SOLUTION: My PATIENTS return their old batteries to TRINITY HEARING LETHBRIDGE

and I eventually dispose of them safely.

February 2021

Ask the Hearing Expert - Michael Golia

Question: “My family says I am having a hearing problem. What should I do next?”

ANSWER: The next step is to book an appointment for a hearing test. A complete Hearing Assessment takes about 1.5 hours. We take a History and view the inside of your ears using Video Otoscopy- color video camera. Once the test is done we recommend a solution. If you decide to try AMPLIFICATION for a 28 DAY TRIAL,

your Dr. must sign forms on your behalf. Besides AADL funding for Seniors, there are other sources of funding, WCB, Veterans Affairs, NIHB, and numerous 3rd party insurance plans. We also offer medicard financing (www.medicard.com) visit our website for more information!



October 2020


ANSWER: A). I’m old as dirt B). I’ve seen a lot of changes in the Hearing Healthcare

Profession C). My years of experience give me an ADVANTAGE over other Practitioners D). ALL of the above.


I started working at age 15 with FRED and Mary Leister, at Leisters Music & Hearing, the year was 1962. In those days the GOVT. was not involved in funding or regulation. ZENITH Hearing Aids (Toronto) a lot of EYEGLASS models. The cost of a good quality instrument was $350.00. Oh, how things have changed.


Today, GOVT. regulates our profession. A Hearing Practitioner is well trained and we deliver our service through many different contracts. The Patient is protected by a 28 day TRIAL period. Technology has made great strides with a better than 80 - 90% successful fitting rate.


Trinity Hearing Instrument Specialists, Inc. has some

of the most up-to-date equipment, services and procedures. e.g. Noah 4 Programming, DSL Speech Mapping, EAR SCAN-Video Otoscopy, the FIREFLY Wireless video (50-150 x magnification Med RX Real EAR, AUDIOSCOPE- Screen testing, HiPro2, the SPIN DR., Dizzy FIX, AURACARE-Preventive maintenance & Comparitor Check, TV EARS-Canada, PHONAK- Roger Pen, Sound Recovery, BERNAFON- Sound Gate 3, AT22 Interacoustics TYMPANOMETRY, AA30 Clinical Audiometer, HUGE- walk-in ECKEL sound booth, MIRACELL Botanicals, and a CUISINART/KEURIG (single-serve COFFEE Brewer), drop in for a GOOD cup of coffee anytime...no appointment required.


Let my years of experience work for you. Also, we PRAY for each Patients needs...

PRAYER changes EVERYTHING.



August 2020


QUESTION: Are HEARING TESTS - FREE? Or are these FREE TESTS...bundled into the Purchase Price? We ANSWER all your QUESTIONS...


ANSWER: It has always been a “BUYER BEWARE” world...so, SHOP & COMPARE...before you buy “ANYTHING”. (And, HEARING INSTRUMENTS...should NEVER be purchased over the INTERNET, especially without TESTING & PROGRAMMING). BEWARE of the coming...OTC...Over the counter hearing devices. Besides helping you navigate NEW INSTRUMENT purchases & FUNDING, we offer LOW COST, Dependable preowned products to fit your personal hearing needs...with these BENEFITS:

28 Day Trial

- 100% Money Back Guarantee

- NO GST

- IN HOUSE or Factory 3 Year Warranty

- 2 Year Factory LOSS

- MEDICARD Financing

- CASH SALE Discounts

- SPIN DOCTOR

- TV EARS

- POWER ONE & RAYOVAC Batteries

- Dizzy Fix

- 2 SWISS Factories-Phonak & BERNAFON ETC...

...Finally, to answer the QUESTION “Hearing TESTS are not free. Contact us to find out why.

July 2020

Question: “My family says I am having a hearing problem. What should I do next?”

ANSWER: The next step is to book an appointment for a hearing test. A complete Hearing Assessment takes about 1.5 hours. We take a History and view the inside of your ears using Video Otoscopy- color video camera. Once the test is done we recommend a solution. If you decide to try AMPLIFICATION for a 28 DAY TRIAL, your Dr. must sign forms on your behalf. Besides AADL funding for Seniors, there are other sources of funding, WCB, Veterans Affairs, NIHB, and numerous 3rd party insurance plans. We also offer medicard financing (www.medicard.com) visit our website for more information!

May 2020


QUESTION: Are HEARING TESTS - FREE? Or are these FREE TESTS...bundled into the Purchase Price? We ANSWER all your QUESTIONS...


ANSWER: It has always been a “BUYER BEWARE” world...so, SHOP & COMPARE...before you buy “ANYTHING”. (And, HEARING INSTRUMENTS...should NEVER be purchased over the INTERNET, especially without TESTING & PROGRAMMING). BEWARE of the coming...OTC...Over the counter hearing devices. Besides helping you navigate NEW INSTRUMENT purchases & FUNDING, we offer LOW COST, Dependable preowned products to fit your personal hearing needs...with these BENEFITS:

28 Day Trial

- 100% Money Back Guarantee

- NO GST

- IN HOUSE or Factory 3 Year Warranty

- 2 Year Factory LOSS

- MEDICARD Financing

- CASH SALE Discounts

- SPIN DOCTOR

- TV EARS

- POWER ONE & RAYOVAC Batteries

- Dizzy Fix

- 2 SWISS Factories-Phonak & BERNAFON ETC...

...Finally, to answer the QUESTION “Hearing TESTS are not free. Contact us to find out why.

April 2020


QUESTION: Are HEARING TESTS - FREE? Or are these FREE TESTS...bundled into the Purchase Price? We ANSWER all your QUESTIONS...


ANSWER: It has always been a “BUYER BEWARE” world...so, SHOP & COMPARE...before you buy “ANYTHING”. (And, HEARING INSTRUMENTS...should NEVER be purchased over the INTERNET, especially without TESTING & PROGRAMMING). BEWARE of the OTC...over the counter hearing devices.


Besides helping you navigate NEW INSTRUMENT purchases & FUNDING, we offer LOW COST, Dependable preowned products to fit your personal hearing needs...with these BENEFITS:


28 Day Trial

- 100% Money Back Guarantee

- NO GST

- IN HOUSE or Factory 3 Year Warranty

- 2 Year Factory LOSS

- MEDICARD Financing

- CASH SALE Discounts

- SPIN DOCTOR

- TV EARS

- POWER ONE & RAYOVAC Batteries

- Dizzy Fix

- 2 SWISS Factories-Phonak & BERNAFON ETC...

...Finally, to answer the QUESTION “Hearing TESTS are not free.

Contact us to find out why.





March 2020


Question: “My family says I am having a hearing problem. What should I do next?”


ANSWER: The next step is to book an appointment for a hearing test. A complete Hearing Assessment takes about 1.5 hours. We take a History and view the inside of your ears using Video Otoscopy- color video camera. Once the test is done we recommend a solution. If you decide to try AMPLIFICATION for a 28 DAY TRIAL, your Dr. must sign forms on your behalf. Besides AADL funding for Seniors, there are other sources of funding, WCB, Veterans Affairs, NIHB, and numerous 3rd party insurance plans. We also offer medicard financing (www.medicard.com) visit our website for more information!


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