Salt Spring Hearing Clinic
Other Hearing Device Styles to Explore
CIC: Completely In Canal
If you are looking for a low-profile hearing but can’t use an IIC hearing aid due to moderate to severe hearing loss, Completely in Canal or CIC hearing aids may be the right option for you. While you may be considering other, more visible hearing aids, CIC hearing aids offer comparable sound quality and amplification ranging from moderate hearing loss to severe hearing loss.
ITC: In The Canal
While these excellent hearing aids do have a few variations, there’s no mistaking their superior performance and sound amplification qualities. ITE or In-the-Ear hearing aids are a custom fit on the outside of the ear, while ITC (In the Canal) hearing aids are composed of a light plastic shell within the ear canal. Both ITC and ITE hearing aids are low profile, though ITC is the smaller and lower profile.
Custom built hearing aid style suitable for moderate to severe hearing loss, only slightly larger than the CIC design.
Equipped with directional microphones, this aid is the highest performer (in the #10 battery segment) in moderate to high background noise situations. These aids use the smallest battery available. Remote control and Bluetooth connectivity options available from most manufacturers.
Meet Your Local Hearing Professional
Selene grew up around the hearing industry working in a family business of hearing clinics for 40 years. This inspired her decision to become a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner. She has had a successful career for over 20 years and is the proud owner of the first NexGen Hearing clinic in BC. Her passion is reflected in the continued work to improve the quality of life of her clients through better hearing.
Terena’s interest in hearing loss started when she was about 15 and noticed the struggles her grandfather had with and without hearing aids. His hearing aids obviously helped him, but they were often whistling, and he kept fiddling with the volume controls. Fortunately, hearing aid technology has come a long way since then.
Free Hearing Test
If you have concerns about hearing loss, the best first step you can take is to get a hearing test. At NexGen Hearing, BC’s leader in hearing health, we provide free hearing checks. Our hearing tests include several measurements to assess type of hearing loss as well as the degree of severity. One of our BC-registered audiologists or clinicians will go through the test results with you, addressing (or ruling out) medically treatable causes of hearing loss as well as the rest of the findings with regard to the nature and extent of your hearing loss. They will also discuss hearing aids with you, including which style hearing aid would best suit your hearing loss and goals. (*exclusions exist, please check with us)
Hearing Aid Consultation
If you believe you are starting to experience hearing loss or degradation, we can help. For many people, hearing aids are a great way to correct untreated hearing loss and get back to a high quality of life. Whether you currently use hearing aids or have never had a hearing test, the expert audiologists at NexGen Hearing are here to guide you. We will meet with you, give you a free no-obligation hearing check and discuss your options. If it is determined that you need hearing aids, we will help you choose the most suitable option for your hearing loss, hearing goals, and budget. Book your free, no-obligation hearing check and hearing aid consultation at the NexGen Hearing today!
Hearing Aid Service & Repair
Even if you take good care of your hearing aids, odds are every now and again you will need to get them serviced and repaired. Let the expert audiologists and technicians at NexGen Hearing take care of your hearing aid repairs. In many cases, hearing aid repairs are covered by manufacturer warranty and come at no cost to you. In the event your hearing aids are no longer covered by a warranty, we will provide an up front estimate before we begin any work. If you believe your hearing aids need repair or servicing, book an appointment at your nearest NexGen Hearing clinic. We will discuss your hearing aid repair options and get them back to like new.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aids in Salt Spring
Does my environment affect my hearing aids?
Assistive listening devices today are all digital and are like miniature computers. Therefore, they are also very flexible in what they can be made to do in different kinds of listening environments. The way they amplify in different environments can be saved as separate listening programs.
Are hearing aids eligible for insurance coverage?
What type of hearing aid warranty is offered?
There is also a 3-year supply of batteries included with your hearing aid purchase.
Additionally, NexGen Hearing provides the following services:
- Hearing aid accessory kit
- Follow-up evaluations and assessments
- Unlimited cleaning, re-programming and adjustments
- Communications counseling and advice as needed
- Loaner hearing aids if we need to send yours out for repair (as available)
Is there an adjustment period for hearing aids?
Your brain will quickly adjust, however, and the initial shock will fade as you continue to use the devices.
If you find that, as time goes on, the feeling of ‘awkwardness’ or ‘something just isn’t quite right’ persists, NexGen is here to offer continued support. Your audiologist can give you more information specific to your case.
Will a hearing aid restore my hearing to normal?
Once you find the hearing aid that works right for you, you’ll also find that it amplifies sound levels so that you are able to hear much more of what is being spoken around you (and all the other sweet sounds that life has to offer).
The goal, therefore, is not to look back at what was once considered “normal” for your hearing level, but finding the best hearing aid solution going forward.