Vancouver East Hearing Clinic
The Vancouver East Hearing Clinic is our full service and part-time hearing center located in the Commercial Drive Medical Clinic on Commercial Drive near Grant Street. We pride ourselves on providing our clients in East Vancouver hearing aids, exceptional service, and care at every level of your journey to the best possible hearing. Our audiologists understand that strong relationships and trust are required of us by our clients and we embrace this. We encourage family members to take part in their loved one’s journey to better hearing. We at the Vancouver East Hearing Clinic are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community, and look forward to meeting you!
M.Aud., RAUD, RHIP
Katie earned her Masters of Audiology (M. Aud) from University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She has a passion in helping her patients improve their communication status and quality of life. She takes pride in making close relationships with her patients in order to identify their personal hearing needs and help them rejoice in the world of hearing again.
Gary John Galandie
Gary has 40 years of experience working with the people experiencing hearing impairement. He first became interested in hearing aids as a young boy, as his father lost his hearing in a mining accident. Gary knows what it’s like to live with hearing loss and the effect it can have on the whole family.
He first started in the profession in 1977 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since then, he has started up and run several hearing clinics and was awarded the “Regional Award of Merit” for Canada in 1983 by a major hearing aid manufacturer. He then graduated from the Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology Hearing Aid Specialist program in 1985– graduating with top honors, he was awarded the Board of Governor’s Silver Medal for Academic Excellence. Later in 1985, Gary became board certified and has spent most of his professional life in the hearing aid profession. Gary genuinely loves providing the reassurance and understanding so often required to assist people with hearing loss when adjusting to amplification. He considers it a privilege to be involved in improving the quality of a person’s life through better hearing.
LocationCommercial Drive Medical Clinic
1515 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y1
Phone: 604.299.4370 Fax: 604.569.1182
Hours: Wednesday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
By Appointment Only
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Types of Hearing Loss
There are numerous kinds of hearing loss including sensorineural, conductive and even a mix of types. A Hearing Test at Vancouver East Hearing Clinic can detect the nature and degree of hearing loss. A hearing loss between 16-25 dB is considered to be very little and is equal to lightly plugging each ear with your fingers. The next level is a moderate hearing loss (26-40dB) and can lead to not hearing the ends of words or brief words. It may be challenging to identify different background noise in this classification, and listening devices are typically advised for this level of hearing loss. Moderate hearing loss (41-55 dB) can make telephone calls difficult and result in as much as a 50% reduction in the understanding of speech from outside a 5-foot radius. This level of hearing loss can cause feelings of isolation and disconnection. If symptoms are more extreme than these, you might have serious or perhaps extensive degrees of hearing loss. This can result in severe quality of life issues. Some individuals can suffer from High-frequency hearing loss (1500Hz-8000Hz). While speech and most other noises will be viewed as loud enough, speech will be problematic, and background sounds will make the issue even worse. The more recent design of hearing help, including open fit and receiver-in-the-canal, would be most advantageous for these situations. These models enable sounds in these frequency ranges to enter the ear canal normally while magnifying sounds in higher frequency ranges in order to assist with improved understanding of speech.