NexGen Hearing
Downtown Vancouver Hearing Clinic

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NEXGEN HEARING
Downtown Vancouver Hearing Clinic

Dr. Soltani has been practicing as an audiologist in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area for close to twenty years. He opened an audiology and hearing aid dispensing clinic in the existing downtown Vancouver location in early 2002 and then another three clinics located in Burnaby, Abbotsford and West Broadway. In 2011, Dr. Soltani rebranded his clinics to Mainland Hearing and shortly afterward, partnered with Marke Hambley, president and founder of Nexgen Hearing, expanding the Mainland Hearing locations to Kitsilano, North Vancouver, Squamish, and West Vancouver. In April 2016, the Mainland Hearing brand was amalgamated with it’s sister company NexGen Hearing, which has several locations on Vancouver Island and the Interior of BC. With further growth this year, NexGen Hearing has over 47 locations throughout BC to serve you better.

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Meet Your Local Hearing Professionals

Sarah Simmons

Dr. Amir Soltani

AU.D., RAUD, RHIP

Dr. Soltani has been practicing as a clinical audiologist in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area for close to 20 years. He has also been a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for over 10 years.

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Leah Bradshaw

RHIP

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Sarah Simmons

Dr. Navid Shahnaz

AU.D., RAUD

Navid is an Associate Professor of Audiology in the School of Audiology & Speech Sciences. He began his position at The University of British Columbia in July 2002. Before joining UBC he was an Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Arizona.

Our Services

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)
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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!
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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.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aids in Downtown Vancouver

Will a hearing aid restore my hearing to normal?

A hearing aid will make it easier to hear, but cannot restore the natural function of your ear. Your hearing will be vastly improved.

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 style of hearing aid should I wear?

There are many factors that determine the style of hearing aid that’s right for you, including but not limited to factors such as your degree of hearing loss, size and shape of your ear and ear canal, and any special features that are required.

Your NexGen Hearing audiologist can recommend an appropriate style of hearing aid for you, get in touch today!

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.

Downtown Vancouver Client Reviews

Paul Blazey
Paul Blazey
19:52 12 Aug 21
The booking process was very efficient. The lovely receptionist was able to get me in for both an assessment with the doctor and a hearing test on the same day as requested.Upon arrival zero waiting time, and extremely efficient process from check-up, through hearing test, and then subsequent test results and explanation.Will be happy to return to visit Dr. Soltani and the team, to have my future hearing needs met by the NetGen Hearing Clinic on Burrard.
Matt Grant
Matt Grant
01:09 30 Jul 21
Really awesome and friendly staff. Turns out my hearing is fine
Alpha Hill
Alpha Hill
16:55 29 Jun 21
Leah and the rest of the office staff were extremely professional, personable and honest. Most importantly honest. I went in for a hearing test and they did not try to push anything on me that I didn't need. They genuinely cared about my hearing and only wanted what was best for me. I'd recommend leah and this location to anyone who is in need of anything hearing related.
Ryan Clarkson
Ryan Clarkson
02:25 30 Apr 21
Great experience and staff. Everyone was very helpful and the front desk clerk squeezed me in last minute which was so helpful. I had a ton of questions and every one of them was answered without being rushed. Would absolutely come back if needed.
Sinan Demirer
Sinan Demirer
21:23 22 Apr 21
I needed cerumen cleaning, I called them on Monday and was able to get an appointment for Thursday. Very friendly staff, the doctor was quick and professional. Would recommend!
Lewis Rowley
Lewis Rowley
22:48 21 Apr 21
Very happy with my experience here by the friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended! Thank you again.
daniel bourgeois
daniel bourgeois
22:25 15 Apr 21
Very knowledged personel and quick on helping you
Sophia Zhao
Sophia Zhao
22:11 01 Apr 21
Came here for ear wax removal and the staff was very friendly. The whole experience was really quick and I am very satisfied with how the appointment went.
Tay
Tay
23:44 25 Feb 21
Very kind caring staff. Punctual, friendly and professional. I felt listened to and cared for. Thank you!
James Parsons
James Parsons
19:01 28 Jan 21
Wow, what service!!!! Easy appointment booking. Was brought in within minutes, ear cleaned in seconds with no charge!!!! Thanks nexgen I will definitely be back
Laura Frazer
Laura Frazer
00:22 15 Jan 21
Very professional and excellent service from start to finish. Highly recommend!!Went back for a follow up appointment today and for the first time in a week I can hear properly from both ears. Couldn't be happier!
Dan Borzillo
Dan Borzillo
23:34 07 Jan 21
I had a great experience here. Went in for a hearing test to make sure my ears were healthy. The front desk staff were friendly and made me feel welcome. The doctor that performed the hearing test was a positive person who put my mind at ease about the test. All went well and my hearing range was within the normal limits. I would definitely go back. Thank you!
Brooklyn Arts
Brooklyn Arts
22:56 09 Dec 20
Super friendly and professional front desk staff! The doctor for my appointment was right on time and so gentle! Will definitely be making this my new go to.
David Alexis
David Alexis
20:28 01 Dec 20
I am visiting my wife who lives in Vancouver part-time while she films the show ”Riverdale”. Unfortunately one of my newly purchased hearing aids failed. I must admit I was feeling overwhelmed at the thought of spending a month without being able to hear.All this to say. I found Nexgen on Google. I called and explained my delimma. They were able to get me right in, with in a couple of hours of my call. When I arrived the lady at the front desk could not have been nicer or more helpful? In the amount of time it took me to fill out the paperwork shed fixed the problem and sent me on my way. A extremely happy and relieved, satisfied customer.Thanks Nexgen!David
Susan Small
Susan Small
15:50 01 Dec 20
I must say that the service and staff at this location is stellar!! Leah is so experienced, professional also helpful.I can honestly say this is a 'people first' company. I'm thrilled with my results.
Sid Devaraj
Sid Devaraj
20:21 25 Nov 20
Great service! Visited their clinic for cerumen removal and had the procedure completed in under a minute. Would definitely recommend.
Millie Wissar
Millie Wissar
23:43 24 Nov 20
I've been searching for a great place to take care of my ears since I'm a sound designer. I found it! The staff and the doctors are amazing. Highly recommend it!
Andrea Carolina Moreno
Andrea Carolina Moreno
16:39 15 Oct 20
This is the best hearing clinic in Vancouver! A week ago I had an ear wax problem, which appeared overnight, and they found a spot for me the next day (my ear was clogged, and I was getting dizziness and headaches). I went there and the staff was kind and helpful. The procedure was quick and precise. My wax problem was fixed within seconds, and I walked out feeling an absolute relief. If you have a hearing problem, wax accumulation or just need a hearing test, this is the right place.300% professional 🙂
Saman Sorbi
Saman Sorbi
05:47 12 Oct 20
The staff were friendly, doctors were professional doctors
Никита Вендель
Никита Вендель
00:55 31 Jul 20
Very professional and quick service
Trudy Austin
Trudy Austin
19:22 30 Jul 20
I have had very good, kind, and extremely professional help from Dr.Soltani and his staff at the clinic. My new hearing aids are such a huge improvement over the ones given to me by my previous consultants. No comparison! The hearing aids are perfectly set up to suits my specific needs and the difference is remarkable.Thank you very much.
Amy Sran
Amy Sran
05:31 30 Jul 20
Dr. Soltani takes the time to answer all your questions without any judgement. Prior to receiving my first pair of hearing aids, 6 yrs ago, he was very patient & ensured I understood all there is to know. Then I took a chance & purchased my first pair. I was in complete shock....I realized I was missing out on a whole world of sounds I didn't know existed! Dr. Soltani and his staff are passionate at what they do. They are warm, patient & kind. I couldn't think to go elsewhere. They've been so loyal & committed at taking my hearingto the next level!
Ron Austin
Ron Austin
19:01 25 Jul 20
Dr. Soltani has taken care of my extraordinary hearing requirements since 2010. I have asymmetrical 'severe/profound' hearing loss that seems to get progressively worse. Fortunately Dr. Soltani has stayed on the leading edge and has always been able to turn me back into a hearing-person by adjusting my h-aides for free and then deploying the latest technology when I need a replacement. I am now trying out a new demo pair of aids from Oticon. (It will be my third purchase from Dr. Soltani.) They are quite amazing. I can hear the birds sing, understand more conversation and have better sense of direction as to where the sound coming from. As h-aides are a major purchase, there is some risk involved. This clinic has been around for the long term and is a safe place to buy from.
Hafsa Echikr
Hafsa Echikr
19:34 17 Jun 20
They are absolutely amazing!! The entire staff is compassionate, patient, understand and very knowledgeable. They were able to help me ease the process as my situation was very complicated. They went above and beyond for me and it brought me to tears. I wasn't able to hold back my tears as I was extremely touched by these ANGELS. I would definitely recommend them to anyone
Kaj Eijlers
Kaj Eijlers
03:54 13 Jun 19
I love this place. After waiting wayyyy too long I decided to go in for a hearing aid, knowing full well that my ear is a clinical challenge after surgery and a permanently perforated eardrum I am 90% deaf on one side. Regular hearing aid domes were a no go, we tried - feedback and pain ensued given how sensitive my ear is to...anything. A custom mold was made, but alas that too did not work for my ear - the specialist didn't flinch and contacted the manufacturer to see if they could come up with an alternate design and sure enough they did. I've seen them many times in a short period of time and they were always willing to help on short notice and went out of their way to make things work for me. I love my newfound hearing and would recommend them to anyone :o)
Shawn Allard
Shawn Allard
18:40 12 Jun 19
A wonderful place. Dr Santori saw me right away to address sudden and severe hearing loss. His connection with a specialist to get an emergency appointment helped save my hearing. Am forever greatful. Its important if you have sudden hearing loss, that you get a hearing test done right away to rule out the more rare viral infection that if not treated can lead to permanent hearing loss.
A. Cihan
A. Cihan
17:46 15 May 19
I was very fortunate to come across Dr Soltani at NextGen Hearing on Burrard St, Downtown after I visited my family doctor when I encountered problems hearing and had a continuous whistling/ringing sound in my right ear. My doctor was unable to find the cause and advised me to get a hearing test done and also send a referral to see an ENT, just to be safe. Being rather worried that my hearing was suffering, I was able to secure an appointment with Dr Soltani 3 days later and was I ever fortunate that I did! He encountered a sudden hearing loss on my right ear with 70% hearing loss, which had gone unnoticed with my regular doctor! The result was a shock to me! Throughout the test and after, Dr Soltani was very caring and helpful. Understanding the urgency of my problem he immediately took action to right my test report and to fax the result to both my doctor as well to the ENT specialist I was referred to, in order to expedite getting the treatment I needed. He was adamant in me seeing the specialist as soon as possible as you can lose your hearing permanently if it is not treated right away! Thanks to him and his persistence and support, I was able to see the specialist the next day and getting the necessary steroid treatment without delay. During the medical treatment, he continued to check in with me, being genuinely concerned about my well -being. After 3 weeks of steroid treatment, I returned to get another hearing test done with Dr Soltani and we were both amazed that my hearing had returned to its full 100%, which is not always a guarantee!I highly recommend Dr Soltani to anyone that needs help with their hearing and getting the necessary care. He has gone above and beyond any health care specialist I had previously dealt with and remain very grateful for his sincere efforts.As of my experience I recommend anyone who ever experiences a whistling or ringing noise in their ear or both ears to go and immediately get a hearing test done. If I would have waited to see the ENT specialist, which can take about 1 month to get an appointment, I truly believe that my hearing would have not returned the way it did.Thank you once more to all the staff at NexGen Hearing Clinic and especially to Dr. Soltani for his exceptional and professional care.
Lolita Aaron
Lolita Aaron
18:08 18 Apr 19
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Amir Solani for many years -spanning quite a few generations of hearing aids- and have never been disappointed with the quality of service and care provided by Dr Soltani and his staff. This is a very well organized and efficient clinic, that unfailingly gives of its best- which is very good indeed. Dr Soltani is himself an expert within the field , himself a teacher, and is furthermore pleasant, courteous and caring, aside from being knowledgeable and eminently trustworthy. His commitment to his patients and his integrity are exemplary.I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending him to friends and family
Noke Hazlewood
Noke Hazlewood
13:55 17 Apr 19
Nexgen is always the audiologist clinic I will recommend to everyone. I have been their patient since I first arrive Vancouver 10 years ago. Dr. Amir Soltani (audiologist) is very knowledgeable, Lan Nguyen (RHIP) is so helpful. They both provide supports almost immediately for all your hearing aids problems and fix it right away...
Stan Lubin
Stan Lubin
04:52 07 Apr 19
Extremely kind and helpful. I was referred to Dr Soltani by my audiologist out of town, and he took me at short notice, examined me very thoroughly and was able to get me an appointment with an ENT specialist almost immediately. I am extremely grateful to him. Jean
Think Centre
Think Centre
04:26 25 Mar 19
I have been NexGen Hearing’s patient for over 10 years. The clinical service and overall patient care has been consistently fantastic, extremely helpful, responsive, knowledgeable and professional. I really appreciate that Dr Soltani always listens carefully and patiently to my description of what I hear and what I don’t hear, discusses with me the options related to a variety of hearing aids on the market, and lets me consider and try them. NexGen Hearing’s professional and support staff truly care about their patients and work very hard to help them hear better. I would recommend them most strongly to anyone who has trouble hearing.
Larry Jacobson
Larry Jacobson
18:09 17 Jan 19
I have been a patient at this cleaning for about 10 years or such and I would not consider going anywhere else. The front line staff are accommodating as possible and you know they will do their best to book an appointment that meets your needs. The audiologist team is second to none and the service you receive post purchasing the hearing aide(s) . I had a few issues with my fitting and they solved those issues .They have serviced the hearing aid on a few occasions and the moist recent fit me with a hearing bud molded to my ear. They also periodically upgrade the software in your hearing aid so you always have the latest technology. II know from personal experience online aids are cheaper but the service is de facto non existent . I highly recommend the Burrard and Davie Nexgen if you think its time to try a hearing aid
tom donaghy
tom donaghy
11:39 07 Feb 18
Very professional staff curteous polite helpful
Steve Courneyea
Steve Courneyea
21:23 04 Jan 18
If you think your hearing needs testing these are the people to see, helpfull and honest
POURAN GOLSHANI
POURAN GOLSHANI
21:58 21 Dec 17
Kind people. Perfect and on time job done.
Elaine Shaver
Elaine Shaver
15:48 30 Aug 17
Was visiting from out of town, and staff were terrific at fitting me in and helping me immediately with a hearing aid problem. They couldn't have been more helpful and kind!
Horrora Gorealis
Horrora Gorealis
02:20 11 Jul 17
Phenomenal staff who put up with me on a semi-regular basis. If your molds don't fit, they will make them fit...or possibly die trying. I adore the staff and will never go to another audi office, ever.
Maureen Matthews
Maureen Matthews
01:05 29 Sep 16
I have had excellent service from Taryn Fontana who always goes the extra mile for me in her manner and concern. She saved me a trip downtown from Port Moody by mailing me much needed batteries. In person she always has a cheery smile and makes you feel a very special and welcomed customer. Her front line attitude is so important to first impressions of the company. Do not lose her!
Jill Schroder
Jill Schroder
23:50 03 Aug 16
Full on praise for NexGen (ormerly Island and the Mainland Hearing). I've been with them for over 10 years. The service is excellent, personal, caring, professional. All the practitioners I've worked with were great, and the front desk people are also most helpful. You can get an appointment when you need it very quickly, compared to other places I've been.
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