NexGen Hearing: Abbotsford
Our clinic is located in the Gateway medical building in Abbotsford, British Columbia. We specialize in performing complete and accurate hearing assessments. When a hearing loss is present we proceed with appropriate treatment for the hearing loss in the form of hearing instruments, counselling and ongoing service. Due to our reputation for providing high quality hearing testing and treatment for hearing loss we have strong relationships with many local doctors. It is important that the doctors feel comfortable trusting us with the evaluation and treatment of their patients. We take pride in providing the highest level of service with care and integrity. It is important to note that a referral is not required to have your hearing evaluated. We are happy to offer hearing testing to anyone who contacts our office of their own accord.
Abbotsford is the largest community in the Fraser Valley Regional District. It is large in terms of geographical landmass (375.5 square Km) as well as a population approaching 150000. The size of the community adds to the diversity of the population. People from all walks of life call Abbotsford home. As a business we enjoy being part of a diverse community and interacting with people of all sorts. It is interesting to know more about each one of our clients and their individual lifestyle and hearing challenges so we can choose the hearing solution most appropriate.
Our Lease to Hear Program
Our Lease to Hear Program gives you the opportunity to get the best device for the price that best suits you. Your lease package includes: free hearing test, free repairs, battery replacements & more!
306-2051 McCallum Rd
Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 3N5
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
I graduated from the University of Manitoba. Upon graduating, I worked as a Nutrition Educator for Health and Welfare Canada, based out of Winnipeg. Being an outdoor enthusiast and having a passion for skiing drew me west to the Rockies where I settled in Calgary.
I studied to become a sub broker and sold shares for four years before moving to Vancouver, B.C. On the coast I enjoyed a lengthy career as a pharmaceutical drug representative with Astra ( Zeneca) Pharmaceuticals and called on general practitioners, respirologists, and cardiologists throughout the lower mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan.
It was through a friend and colleague that I was introduced to the Hearing Industry. I was intrigued by the effect digital technology in the hearing industry was having on people. This, as well as the growth and diversity of the industry motivated me to change careers later in life. After careful consideration, I decided to take advantage of an opportunity to complete my training with the International Hearing Society. I completed my training and certification in order to become board certified by the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of B.C. This worked well for me, as a single parent with a young son in school. Becoming a Hearing Practitioner seemed like a good fit for me. My background in teaching and in the medical field has helped me to develop skills that transfer easily to the hearing industry.
Clients need to be counseled and taught skills to help them to become comfortable with new technology and to adapt to it and appreciate it, versus being intimidated and confused by it. Building a relationship based on trust and developing rapport and ongoing support with my clients has been rewarding on many levels. Working in a growing, evolving industry keeps you on your toes. Monotony is never an issue. I am proud to be a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner. I’ve been working here in the Fraser Valley for almost seven years. My son Dane is finishing his undergrad degree at the University of the Fraser Valley. We live in Chilliwack, B.C. and enjoy the surrounding beauty of the outdoors and the lakes and hiking trails. In my leisure time I like to ski, golf and also tour with a local motorcycle group. I look forward to meeting and working with my clients in Abbotsford and surrounding area with NexGen.