Sooke Hearing Clinic
The Sooke 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 Sooke 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 of 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 Sooke Hearing Center we are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community, and look forward to meeting you!
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Sue is a partner of the NexGen Hearing Westshore and NexGen Hearing Sooke clinics. She obtained her professional accreditation at Grant MacEwan University in 2000 as a Hearing Instrument Practitioner. She has served on the Board for the Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society of British Columbia for fifteen years.
Location2A-6631 Sooke Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 0A3
Notice: By Appointment Only – COVID-19 Protocols in Place
Monday/Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aids in Sooke
How do I control my hearing aid?
There are different methods to control your hearing aid, one modern method is through your smart phone. Hearing aids with Bluetooth can connect to any Bluetooth compatible device such as phones, computers and more.
Talk to your NexGen Audiologist for more information on Bluetooth compatible models.
How do I know if I need a hearing aid?
Here, at the NexGen Hearing Center in Sooke, 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 Sooke 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.
I have hearing loss in both ears, is it necessary to wear two hearing aids?
There are a number of advantages of using two hearing aids instead of only one. The primary benefits are the more natural listening experience, better directional hearing, and the increased ability to separate voices from noise. Using two hearing aids will maximize their effect, and give you the best experience possible when using hearing aids.
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Types of Hearing Loss
There are different types of hearing loss including sensorineural, conductive or even a mixture of these. A hearing test at Sooke Hearing Clinic can identify the type and degree of hearing loss you might be experiencing. A hearing loss between 16-25 dB is thought to be minimal and is similar to lightly plugging each ear with a finger. The next level is a moderate hearing loss (26-40dB) and can result in not hearing completions of words or not hearing brief words at all. It might be challenging to separate background noise from the spoken word in this category, and hearing aids are typically suggested for this level of hearing loss. Moderate hearing loss (41-55 dB) can make phone conversations hard and cause as much as a 50% decrease in the understanding of speech from outside a 5-foot radius. This level of hearing loss can result in feelings of seclusion and disconnection. If it is more severe than these, you might have severe or even a profound degree of hearing loss. This can lead to serious quality of life issues. Some people can experience high-frequency hearing loss (1500Hz-8000Hz). While speech and most other sounds will be perceived as loud enough, speech will be unclear — and background noise will make the issue even worse. The newer designs of hearing devices, such as open fit and receiver-in-the-canal, are very helpful with this condition. These models allow the lower frequency sounds to get into the ear canal normally while amplifying and enhancing the higher frequency sounds to help with speech clarity.