Our Provincially Licensed Hearing Aid Practitioners are trained to offer comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations, and hearing rehabilitation (see list of services below). All of our patients have the convenience of stopping by the clinic at their convenience to see our wonderful staff for hearing aid cleanings, minor repairs and adjustments. At NexGen Hearing, our Comprehensive Hearing Aid care (CHAC) plan provides all services (including hearing aid batteries) at no additional cost to the patient. With CHAC you can stop by as often as you need to without having to worry about any additional charges.
Hearing Evaluations and Consultation
A hearing evaluation is the first step in determining the type, degree, configuration and symmetry of your hearing loss. The evaluation includes a variety of measurements to rule out any medically treatable causes of hearing loss. Speech testing in quiet and noisy situations will also be completed to determine your ability to process speech sounds. One of our Provincially Licensed Hearing Aid Practitioners will then explain your test results and speak with you to determine the best hearing aid style for your hearing loss and personal listening needs.
Hearing Aid Adjustments
At NexGen Hearing, we use state of the art equipment to program your hearing aids. The majority of today's hearing aids use digital processing and are programmed by connecting the hearing aid to a computer.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Most minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the clinic while you wait. If your hearing aid requires extensive repair we will send the hearing aid to the appropriate manufacturer for you. While your hearing aid is out for repair, we will be happy to loan you a hearing aid so you never have to live without your "ears".
Real Ear Measurements
Real ear measurements are completed during the hearing aid fitting process to measure the response of the hearing aid in your ear. The testing can be completed using a variety of sounds and more importantly speech signals to ensure the most appropriate fitting and programming settings for each patient's individual ear.
Visual inspection of the ear canal is completed to check for obstructions, wax blockages, or signs of outer or middle ear infections in the ear. Video Otoscopy is different from standard otoscopy because it projects an image of the ear canal onto a large screen and allows you to look into your own ear with the audiologist.
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) testing is a method of measuring sounds produced by the components of the inner ear (cochlear outer hair cells). OAE testing helps the Hearing aid Practitioner determine if the inner ear is functioning properly and can show signs of hearing loss earlier than standard testing.
Middle Ear Evaluations
Tympanometry testing is completed to determine if a middle ear problem may be contributing to or causing your hearing loss.
House Calls,Hospital, and Senior Independent/Assisted Living Visits
Upon request, one of our hearing instrument practitioners will travel to your location with specialized equipment and tools to assess and identify your hearing needs, trouble shoot any malfunctioning of your hearing device, and educate and train the facility staff on the maintenance and care of hearing aids.
Other Featured Services
- Sales & service of Assistive Listening Devices (ALD's)
- Ear molds for swimming, hearing protection, musicians, MP3 players, and communication devices
- Instructions on Bluetooth wireless technology with your hearing aids