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Other Hearing Device Styles to Explore
IIC: Invisible In Canal
Invisible in the Canal or IIC hearing aids are a great option for many people who suffer mild to moderate hearing loss. IIC hearing aids give you a custom fit deeper in the ear canal, with a sleek, discreet profile that is not visible to others. If you have concerns about the ‘appearance’ and ‘perception’ of wearing a hearing aid, IIC is an effective solution. IIC hearing aids provide an efficient sound
Phonak Lyric ™
Lyric is a hearing aids that can be worn around the clock for months at a time without taking it out, even when sleeping, exercising or even showering (limitations apply-see your Lyric professional provider). Lyric must be installed in your ear by a certified Lyric provider. A revolutionary hearing aid that can be worn 24/7 and provides superior sound while remaining invisible.
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 in
Meet Your Local Hearing Professionals
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Downtown Vancouver, 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 Vancouver 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?
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 Vancouver hearing aid practitioner for additional details.