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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. Read More →

Clinical Services

  1. Advance Audiological Diagnostic Assessment – Including conventional Audiological assessment, Auditroy Brainstem Response testing (ABR, for adult population only) Oto-acoustic emission, Conventional and multi-frequency impedance tests for the evaluation of middle ear function, Eustachian tube testing, Tinnitus Evaluation and management.
  2. Hearing aids dispensing, counseling and aural rehabilitation.
  3. Extended Wear Hearing Aid Fitting – Lyric is the first extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible. It is comfortably placed in the ear canal by a Lyric trained hearing professional and can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to 4 months at a time.1 No surgery or anesthesia is required.
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  4. Vestibular assessments (referral to Otologist is needed).

Dr. Amir Soltani


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.

Full Bio

Dr. Soltani has trained several Doctors of Audiology and Masters Degree audiology students from Nova Southeastern University of Florida, University of Ottawa, and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Dr. Soltani’s main clinical interests include hearing instrument fitting and counseling, diagnostic audiology, implantable hearing aid fitting and consultation, extended wear hearing aids fitting (Lyric), and electro-physiological and vestibular assessments.

Leah Bradshaw


Before getting into hearing health care, Leah worked in many different industries such as marketing, tech support, management, graphics design and as a small business owner. Her well rounded life experiences have given her a versatile view on industries and people and a unique perspective on problem solving.

Full Bio

Her excellent customer service skills are based on personable, realistic approaches and a passionate dedication to helping others. Leah believes a smile is contagious, and laughter truly is the best medicine. Outside of work she enjoys many hobbies including painting, writing, meditation, and nature loving. Most of all she loves spending time with her adorable children Xavier and Skylar.

Dr. Navid Shahnaz


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.

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He received his M.Sc (1996) and Ph.D. (2000) degree in Audiology and communication sciences and disorders from The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University. During his residency at McGill University, he served as a faculty lecturer and clinical supervisor of audiology for 3 years. Before joining McGill University he was working as a clinical audiologist, instructor and researcher for six years at Tehran Medical Sciences University and in other private practice sectors in Tehran, Iran.

Lan Nguyen


Bringing a little spark to the team of audiologists at NexGen Hearing, Lan completes the team with her dedication to helping customers and fellow colleagues. When she’s not in the office, you can find her at the local market searching for her next inspiration to dish out in the kitchen. Not only is she great with customers, her smile is as sweet as her cupcakes.

Taryn Fontana

Customer Care Representative

A great addition to the team, Taryn brings her up-beat charismatic energy to work everyday. She is a recent graduate from Downtown Vancouver’s Career College Medical Office Assistant Program. She is very excited to exercise her new skills, and get familiar with all the new faces in the clinic. Her friendly sense of humor and lovable smile will make you feel welcome.


404-1200 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C7

Phone: 604.688.5999 Fax: 604.688.5994
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed: Monday-Friday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Email: downtown@nexgenhearing.com

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Client Reviews

If you think your hearing needs testing these are the people to see, helpfull and honest
Steve Courneyea
Steve Courneyea
21:23 04 Jan 18
Very professional staff curteous polite helpful
tom donaghy
tom donaghy
11:39 07 Feb 18
Kind people. Perfect and on time job done.
21:58 21 Dec 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.
Horrora Gorealis
Horrora Gorealis
02:20 11 Jul 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!
Elaine Shaver
Elaine Shaver
15:48 30 Aug 17
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!
Maureen Matthews
Maureen Matthews
01:05 29 Sep 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.
Jill Schroder
Jill Schroder
23:50 03 Aug 16