We are certified by WorkSafeBC (WCB)
To provide annual hearing tests to employees who are exposed to hazardous noise. Our new state-of-the-art Mobile Testing Unit enables us to perform all WCB mandatory hearing tests and services right at your job site. We do it fast and efficently, PLUS we save you money!
Experience in our community
NexGen Hearing is locally owned and operated on Vancouver Island. Marke Hambley, CEO, is the founder of NexGen Hearing and has over 40 years of experience in hearing conservation.
Glen Bye Co-Owner &
Industrial Audiometric Technician
It is estimated that over 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work and according to the CDC, “Reported cases of hearing loss accounted for 14% of occupational illness in 2007.” When we think of workplace noise levels, the first places that come to mind are factories, construction, and mining where one expects that the area would be loud. But there are other, less common work situations where you also are at risk for hearing loss.
Through his extensive work experience in the hearing industry, as an IAT on Vancouver Island, Glen has conducted thousands of hearing tests on employees who have been exposed to occupational noise. Glen is passionate about educating workers and employers on hearing health and safety while providing exceptional customer service.
Sarah Simmons, IAT/Owner
Industrial Audiometric Manager
Sarah brings with her a diverse background of knowledge and experiences to assist with her many roles at Nexgen Hearing. Qualified as an IAT (Industrial Audiometric Technician) at BCIT, Sarah is responsible for driving our 3 tonne mobile testing van to conduct hearing tests on work sites that have hazardous noise levels. On another day, Sarah can be found as the Community Outreach liaison at senior homes and pharmacies and then back at the office arranging trade shows, marketing opportunities and networking events. Diversity is the key to Sarah's job and that is what she thrives upon having studied French and Cultural Anthropology, lived in 6 countries, travelled to 19 so far, taught ESL in Quebec and Japan, and for good measure, cheered her husband on at many a polo match in Victoria. Sarah loves "sound” business practices and meeting all the potential Nexgen Hearing clients. Hear! Hear!