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Referring Your Patients
Referral information for physicians
Over the years, physicians have referred thousands of patients to the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) for:
- Hearing tests
- Hearing aid evaluations
- Hearing aids and follow up services
- Classes and workshops
- Tinnitus and hyperacusis consultations
How to Refer a Patient to CHS
Referral to Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Healthcare
If you would like more information, please call or email the location nearest you. You can also contact us to request a “Lunch and Learn” to learn more about topics like tinnitus consultations, communication tips with patients, or other custom topics focused on hearing health.
CHS Hearing Healthcare Clinic Locations
Why refer a patient to CHS
We want to ensure that you and your patient can communicate effectively and that unmanaged hearing loss doesn’t affect your patient’s overall healthcare.
- Research has shown that patient communication problems, including hearing loss, are often related to preventable medical adverse effects.
- The probability of miscommunication between patient and physician increases dramatically as hearing loss increases.
- 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.
- Research links untreated hearing loss to depression, isolation, loneliness, withdrawal, anger and fatigue.
Risk factors for hearing loss in aging adults include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Chronic kidney disease
- Alzheimer’s and other dementias
- Cancer treatments
- Ototoxic medications