Vernon Hearing Clinic
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 efficient sound.
Custom built hearing aid style suitable for moderate to severe hearing loss, only slightly larger than the CIC design.
Equipped with directional microphones, this aid is the highest performer (in the #10 battery segment) in moderate to high background noise situations. These aids use the smallest battery available. Remote control and Bluetooth connectivity options available from most manufacturers.
CIC: Completely In Canal
If you are looking for a low-profile hearing but can’t use an IIC hearing aid due to moderate to severe hearing loss, Completely in Canal or CIC hearing aids may be the right option for you. While you may be considering other, more visible hearing aids, CIC hearing aids offer comparable sound quality and amplification ranging from moderate hearing loss to severe hearing loss.
Meet Your Local Hearing Professionals
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.
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.
Free Hearing Test
If you have concerns about hearing loss, the best firststep 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 Vernon
What type of hearing aid warranty is offered?
There is also a 3-year supply of batteries included with your hearing aid purchase.
Additionally, NexGen Hearing provides the following services:
- Hearing aid accessory kit
- Follow-up evaluations and assessments
- Unlimited cleaning, re-programming and adjustments
- Communications counseling and advice as needed
- Loaner hearing aids if we need to send yours out for repair (as available)
Are hearing aids eligible for insurance coverage?
Is financing available for hearing aids?
NexGen Hearing is one of the first hearing aid retailers to offer a leasing program, and we’re delighted to provide a complete range of hearing aid styles and technology levels within this program.
We also offer in-house financing options, so make sure to discuss this with your clinician if you are interested in this program.
Is there an adjustment period for hearing aids?
Your brain will quickly adjust, however, and the initial shock will fade as you continue to use the devices.
If you find that, as time goes on, the feeling of ‘awkwardness’ or ‘something just isn’t quite right’ persists, NexGen is here to offer continued support. Your audiologist can give you more information specific to your case.
How do I maintain my hearing aid(s)?
Regular cleaning is highly recommended. If you’re able to make hearing aid cleaning a part of your daily routine, it’s possible to extend the life of hearing aid by years.
Like any other investment, hearing aids well do better over time with a little TLC, something that goes a long way.