Vernon Hearing Clinic
The Vernon Hearing Clinic is our full service and full-time hearing center. We pride ourselves on providing our clients in Vernon hearing aids, exceptional service, and care at every level of your journey to the best possible hearing. Vernon 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 Vernon Hearing Clinic are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community, and look forward to meeting you!
Carlee Johnson graduated from the Hearing Aid Practitioner program Grant MacEwan College and worked for a wonderful hearing aid clinic in Edmonton for over 13 years. Carlee has been involved in different capacities within the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta, and had the privilege of sitting as an item-writer for the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) where she was the sole Canadian on the team helping develop examination questions.
After taking over ownership of the NexGen Hearing clinic in Vernon, Carlee looks forward to continuing to provide the same level of care and hearing help clients are accustomed to. She is ecstatic that Carolyn (Audiometric Tech) and Rochelle (Client Care Representative) are staying with her for the journey!
Carolyn Megli is NexGen Hearing Vernon’s only audiometric technician. The majority of her career has had a focus on customer service- with the last 5 years being in the hearing industry. Carolyn enjoys all aspects working with people, especially helping to improve their lives. Going out and serving the community of Vernon is a specialty of Carolyn’s, one that she enjoys greatly.
Location201 – 5100 Anderson Way
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2
Phone: 778.475.4007 Fax: 778.475.4006
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed: Monday-Friday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Enjoy Free Parking
Types of Hearing Loss
The types of hearing loss include sensorineural, conductive, and sometimes a combination of these. A hearing test at Vernon Hearing Clinic can detect the type and degree of hearing loss you may have been experiencing. A hearing loss of only 16-25 dB is considered to be minimal and is similar to gently plugging each ear with your fingers. The next level is moderate hearing loss (26-40dB) which can lead to difficulty in hearing the ends of some words, and sometimes not hearing certain shorter words at all. It may be challenging to separate speech from background sounds with this condition, and hearing devices are often recommended for this level of hearing loss. Moderate hearing loss (41-55 dB) can make talking on the phone a challenge and also cause as much as a 50% reduction in the understanding of speech from outside a 5-foot radius. This degree of hearing loss can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection from others. If your symptoms are more serious than than these, you could have what is referred to as a severe or even profound degree of hearing loss. Either of these are likely to cause serious quality of life issues. Additionally, some individuals can suffer from high-frequency hearing loss (in the range of 1500Hz-8000Hz). With this condition, while speech and most other sounds will seem loud enough, speech will be unclear. With high-frequency hearing loss, background noises will make the problem worse. The more recent types of listening devices, such as open fit and receiver-in-the-canal, are effective for this condition. These designs allow low-frequency sounds to get into the ear as they normally would, while amplifying and enhancing the higher frequency sounds to improve speech clarity.