NexGen Hearing

Summerland Hearing Clinic

 

The Summerland clinic of NexGen Hearing is a satellite of the Penticton branch. We are pleased to provide this service to Summerland residents in their own community.

NexGen Hearing Summerland is located in the Summerland Medicine Centre Pharmacy and offers a client centered approach to hearing needs, including servicing senior retirement residences. Our patient’s hearing health is of the utmost importance. Stephanie continues to advocate public awareness and education of hearing loss through various community engagements with service groups and associations. She looks forward to continuing to help her clients in making informed decisions about their hearing health.

Stephanie Sykes

M.Cl.Sc, Aud(C) Registered Audiologist/ Clinic Manager

Stephanie, a graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters Degree in Clinical Science (Audiology) moved to the lovely Okanagan region in 2010. After servicing the Penticton area for Connect Hearing from 2010-2013, Stephanie accepted a position as Clinical Manager for the NexGen Hearing Kelowna clinic in 2013, and in April, 2014 became clinic owner of the NexGen Hearing locations in Penticton and Summerland. Stephanie’s boundless energy, and commitment to clients with values of integrity, and honesty have earned her customer loyalty and respect. Stephanie is a very family focused person who enjoys immersing herself in the richness of the Okanagan community. With high standards of excellence and commitment to the latest industry practices, Stephanie looks forward to working and serving clients in the Penticton and Summerland region.

Full Bio

Mani is honored to have been offered the opportunity to own and run the Abbotsford NexGen Hearing clinic. His greatest satisfaction as an Audiologist is being able to directly help those who are suffering from the consequences of hearing loss and seeing them regain their lives. The most rewarding thing is knowing that every single day at work he can have a tremendously positive impact on the lives of those who are seeking help.

Over his 40 years of experience as a hearing instrument specialist, Marke has been actively involved in the development of his profession. He is a past president of the Hearing Instrument Specialists Society of B.C. (HISSBC). In addition, he served on the Advisory Council for Hearing Instrument Studies at Grant MacEwan University representing HISSBC members. He is qualified as a hearing instrument practitioner acquiring his professional education through Grant MacEwan University. His credentials include a license to dispense hearing aids from the Province of British Columbia, certification as a Tinnitus Clinician from the American Tinnitus Association, certification by the International Hearing Society and is National Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. In 2009, Marke was appointed by the Government of B.C. to sit on the Provincial Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Consultants, the provincial body regulating the Hearing Aid Act, his second term in this position. In March of 2010, audiologists, speech language pathologists and hearing instrument practitioners became self-regulated through the Health Professions Act and the Hearing Aid Act along with the regulating Board were deregulated. Currently, Marke is an active committee member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.

Marke is also a very active member in his community. He is a charter member of Victoria Harbourside Rotary Club and has been so since 1980. He has served as President of the club and has participated on several Rotary district committees. He has received numerous Rotary awards for his philanthropic volunteer work. His current Rotary activities include serving on the Rotary Environmental Committee, whose aim is to promote environmental awareness and encourage change in current destructive environmental practices. As a Rotarian, Marke is the co-founder of the Rotary International Hearing Health Care Project of Zimbabwe/Uganda, an altruistic venture that has donated over one million dollars in products and services to this worthwhile sustainable project. On three occasions Marke traveled to Africa for one month as a member of a volunteer team of hearing health care specialists that included otolaryngologists, audiologists, hearing instrument specialists, teachers of the deaf and technicians to teach and train the local hearing health care students and provide treatment to local hard of hearing impoverished children.

Marke is married to Evelyn Hambley, has two daughters, four grandchildren – three grandsons and one granddaughter, and two great grandchildren.

Marke tried retirement for two years, but found his life without purpose, and returned to the work he loved; serving the hard of hearing by improving the quality of their lives through better hearing.

Marke re-entered the profession in 2012 through the acquisition of a 50% share in Mainland Hearing, partnering with a former franchisee, Dr. Amir Soltani, audiologist, and his VP of Operation with Island Hearing, Bob Liew, CA. Mainland Hearing has since grown to 13 locations in the Vancouver lower mainland.

Not content to stop there, Marke and Bob started another company NexGen Hearing, and partnered with Marke’s daughter Selene Finlayson, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner to open a clinic in the Oak Bay area of Victoria. In the last year, Marke and his team have added another 18 NexGen Hearing locations on Vancouver Island and the B.C. Interior. The NexGen/Mainland Group now has over 30 locations in B.C.

Location

100-13009 Rosedale Ave.
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0

Phone: 778.516.2283
Hours: By appointment only
Email: summerland@nexgenhearing.com

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