NexGen Hearing

Kitsilano Hearing Clinic


NexGen Hearing Kitsilano is our full service and full-time hearing aid clinic located at Alma and 4th Avenue. Located a couple blocks from some of Vancouver’s most beautiful beaches, the area is known for specialty shops, coffee houses, and locally-owned restaurants. We understand that strong relationships and trust are required of us by our clients and we embrace this. We encourage family members to take part in their loved one’s journey to better hearing. We are delighted to be a part of this vibrant Kitsilano community, and look forward to meeting and helping you with your hearing care!

Dr. Katarina Vavrovicova

Au.D., RAUD, RHIP Registered Audiologist and Owner

Dr. Katarina Vavrovicova is a clinical doctor of audiology trained at the prestigious audiology department at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA. She focuses on restoring hearing and communication with a passion for helping people and improving their well-being. She recognizes the importance of being able to hear well, and how the quality of one’s hearing can have a direct influence on a person’s social life, physical well-being, and emotional state.

Full Bio

Dr. Katarina Vavrovicova obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Bloomsburg university of PA. Her background in psychology has provided her with a solid foundation for counseling her patients and to lead them into positive outcomes of overcoming their hearing loss and help them improve their communication strategies. Her clinical doctoral degree in audiology enables her to work thoroughly and methodically to identify her patients’ communication needs so she may best intervene to improve their hearing and communication abilities. She recognizes the importance of education in the aural rehabilitation process and likes to pass her knowledge and experience on to her patients, students and future audiologists. She has also volunteered for the Pacific Assistance Dog Society (PADS) where she helped raise puppies for hearing and physically impaired people. Katarina is a clinical supervisor for the University of British Columbia and Grant MacEwan University. She also participates in ongoing clinical research for Vancouver General Hospital. In addition, she is involved in the community, teaching the public about hearing health. She is certified by Canadian Academy of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) as well as registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia. Dr. Vavrovicova has over 14 years of clinical experience and knowledge of the latest hearing aid technology.

Kirstin Chaaban

B.A, RHIP, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner

Kirstin Chaaban is part of the team at Dr. Vavrovicova’s Kitsilano and Kerrisdale clinics. She is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan University Hearing Aid Practitioner program. Kirstin has three tuxedo cats whom she will happily tell you all about if you ask!


Unit 301 – 2083 Alma Street
Vancouver, BC V6R 4N6

Phone: 604.221.4688 Fax: 604.221.6871
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed: Monday-Friday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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Client Reviews

Detailed. Thorough. Courteous. Kind. Professional. Dr. Katarina was helpful and great. Thanks!
Anwar Selo
Anwar Selo
18:44 12 Sep 17
The worries and excuses you have about your hearing ("I don't think I need any help.... We can just turn the TV up louder..... If the people around me would not talk so loud, I would hear.... Will aids change my appearance, make me look old?") do not happen when you visit Katarina and Kirsten for a test. They are professional, friendly, and reassuring and, for good reason. I have had my aids for a few weeks now: No one notices them, the noise in restaurants no longer interferes with conversation, music sounds sharper, and my wife does not need to talk loud any more. The service for both batteries and advice is prompt and courteous. Care is taken in instructing you how to apply and look after these miniature aids. This means you are not constantly worrying -- put them in and wear them all day. They can change the quality of your life.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
23:51 18 Nov 14
My recent experience was positive in every respect when I got hearing aids at Mainland Hearing in Kitsilano. The testing and trial period went far better and more quickly than I expected, and the quality of my hearing as a result has been remarkably improved. I appreciated the careful attention Dr Vavrovicova provided in answering my questions clearly and explaining all aspects of the technology and medical issues that were being addressed by the hearing aids. I could not have hoped for better service or more professional attention to solving my hearing problems.
Kenneth Beeson
Kenneth Beeson
21:44 05 May 14
My new Oticon hearing aids are amazing, the sound quality is superb. Now, I am not asking everybody to repeat what they have said to understand them; and when I answer the phone I know who I am speaking with. These are a vast improvement over my last set. Thanks, Ken
Ken Dunn
Ken Dunn
00:42 24 Jun 14