Abbotsford Hearing Clinic
The Abbotsford Hearing Clinic is a full service and full-time hearing aid and hearing health centre. We pride ourselves on helping our clients who might be experiencing tinnitus, muffled hearing or possible hearing loss. There are many types of hearing loss including sensorineural, conductive or even a mixture of these conditions. A hearing test at Abbotsford NexGen Hearing can determine the nature and degree of your hearing loss. We offer free hearing tests, a 21 day no-money down trial, 90 day money back satisfaction guarantee and will price match any valid competitor quote or advertised price on the same make and model of hearing instrument. You can expect us to deliver the highest level professional hearing aid care at every level. We build strong relationships and gain trust with our clients. We encourage family members to take part in their loved one’s journey to better hearing. At Abbotsford Hearing Center we are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community, and look forward to meeting you!
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M.Sc.S.(A), RAUD, RHIP
Originally from Montreal, Mani completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Concordia University in Linguistics and Modern languages. In 2012, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Ottawa. During his first 5 years as an Audiologist, he built up experience working in 4 different provinces, in over 18 different clinics, with a wide range of clientele in collaboration with dozens of very talented Audiologists, Hearing Instrument Practitioners, and ENTs.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I have my hearing tested?
Hearing loss impacts everyone differently and can occur at any age and for a variety of reasons. Age-related hearing loss occurs due to changes in the structure of your inner ear although changes can also occur in your middle ear. As such, the National Campaign for Better Hearing recommends a baseline hearing test at 60 years of age, although a baseline hearing test is recommended to serve as a reference point at any age.
After your initial baseline hearing test, if you are 60 years or older, you should have your hearing tested on an annual basis. You can have your hearing tested for free at the Abbotsford Hearing Clinic. Schedule your free hearing test with us today.
How do I know if I need a hearing aid?
Here, at the NexGen Hearing Center in Abbotsford, we help you every step of the way in deciding if a hearing aid is best for you. We will conduct a free hearing test to determine if you currently have hearing loss. Once the hearing test has been completed, we will help you ascertain how much your hearing loss (if any) is affecting your daily life and/or activities. If you can’t hear as well as you could in the past several aspects of your life could be impacted. Hearing loss can gradually increase without us even realizing, which lends weight to the idea of consistently having your hearing checked.
Our Abbotsford audiologists are experienced in treating a variety of levels of hearing loss and their effects. Don’t go another day wondering if your hearing could be improved. Let our experts help you improve your hearing to its highest levels.
What are the best hearing aid brands?
Choosing the right hearing aid brand is very important to ensure your device is a reliable, effective, and safe. The best brand for you is often dependent on numerous factors relative to your specific situation. There is no one best brand of hearing aid as each case is different. That being said, choosing a well known and trusted brand within the medical community is a good path to take for peace of mind. NexGen Hearing partners with only the highest quality hearing aid manufacturers in the world. Resound, Phonak, and Oticon are only a few of our partners dedicated to providing you with the best hearing possible. Consult with one of our NexGen Hearing audiologists to find out which one works best for you.
How much do hearing aids cost?
Hearing aid prices vary from several hundred dollars up to a few thousand, and it all depends on the advancement of the technology used in each device. Affordable hearing aids as well as more expensive options come with different features. You can think of hearing aids as coming in levels of “gold, silver, or bronze.” If your listening needs are simple, it just might be that even the most basic hearing aid is enough for you. If your life is more active and you find yourself wanting to hear better in more active and noisy listening environments, then a more sophisticated level of hearing aids features will give you more benefit. NexGen Hearing also offers financing options to help you with an affordable option to improve your hearing. Learn more about our lease to hear financing and other hearing aid financing options.
How long do hearing aid batteries last?
The life of a hearing aid’s battery is impacted by many factors such as the hearing aid model, battery brand, battery technology, and how the device is used. The model of the hearing aid is integral in determining the life of the battery. Some hearing aids are better than others in relation to battery consumption while others offer features that will more quickly drain a battery. Batteries come in four common sizes (10, 312, 13, 675). Based on a 16 hour day of wear, the average lifespan for a standard battery is listed below:
- Size 10: 3 – 7 days
- Size 312: 3 – 10 days
- Size 13: 6 – 14 days
- Size 675: 9 – 20 days
If you prefer, rechargeable hearing aid batteries are also available for certain models of hearing aids that greatly improve the ease of replacing your batteries. Consult with your Abbotsford hearing aid practitioner for additional details.
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Types of Hearing Loss
There are multiple types or levels of hearing loss that can include sensorineural, conductive and often times even a mix of these. A hearing test at Abbotsford Hearing Clinic can detect if you or your loved one are suffering from any hearing loss, and what the nature and degree of that loss might be. A hearing loss between 16-25 dB is considered minimal and is much the same as gently plugging your ears with your fingers. The next level, Mild Hearing Loss (26-40dB), can lead to missing the ends of words or not hearing shorter words at all. Even Mild loss can make it challenging to separate speech from background noise, and listening devices are advised. Moderate Hearing Loss (41-55 dB) can cause problems with phone conversations and result in a 50% decrease in the ability to understand speech from more than five feet away. This level of hearing loss can cause many to experience feelings of isolation and disconnection. If symptoms are more extreme than any of these, you could be suffering from Severe or perhaps Profound degrees of hearing loss, either of which can cause significant quality of life issues. In addition to all of the above, many individuals also experience High-frequency Hearing Loss (1500Hz-8000Hz). With this condition speech and most other sounds will seem loud enough, but speech will still not be clear and background noise will only make it worse. The most recent styles of hearing aids, including open fit and receiver-in-the-canal, are very good solutions for High-frequency loss. These designs enable the lower frequency sounds to enter the ear naturally, while amplifying and enhancing the higher frequency sounds, improving the clarity of speech significantly.