West Vancouver Hearing Clinic
The West Vancouver Hearing Clinic is our full service and full-time hearing center. We pride ourselves on providing our clients in West Vancouver hearing aids, exceptional service, and care at every level of your journey to the best possible hearing. West Vancouver 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 West Vancouver Hearing Clinic are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community, and look forward to meeting you!
M.Sc., RAUD, RHIP
Mandy Fisch received her Master of Science (with Honors), as well as Bachelor of Science in Logopaedics (Audiology and Speech Pathology) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. She worked at UCT Logopaedics Department as a clinician, Audiology lecturer and clinical supervisor in Audiology for seven years, before moving to Vancouver in 2002.
Mandy is certified by the Canadian Academy of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) and is registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia.
Mandy has worked in private practice in West Vancouver since 2004, and more recently purchased the Squamish NexGen Hearing clinic. Her goal has always been to provide comprehensive and stellar hearing healthcare services, whilst working very closely with physicians and Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists on the North Shore. Mandy recognizes the importance of communication in health and well-being and is passionate about assisting her hard of hearing clients to optimize communication for daily living. Her passion to reach out to individuals or communities with hearing healthcare needs, is evident by the work she has done in the community to educate the public about hearing health and awareness. In addition to her work, she has been a volunteer Wish Grantor with the Make A Wish Foundation of BC for over ten years and loves travelling, adventure and spending quality time with family and friends.
Talia was born and raised in Vancouver, and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Science in Audiology. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queens University. Talia is registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia.
Talia was initially drawn to Audiology after seeing first-hand the benefits hearing aids provided her Grandfather. She understands the impact hearing loss can have on daily life, and cares deeply about helping her clients meet their communication goals. She takes the time to get to know her patients and as a result works hard to develop individualized treatment plans based on their needs. She strives to provide her clients with a deeper understanding of their hearing loss and makes sure they are well informed on the latest hearing aid technology. When she is not busy programming hearing aids and running hearing tests, she enjoys spinning, yoga, exploring BC and spending time with friends and family.
Jessica graduated with a BA in Speech and Hearing Therapy from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has thirteen years of experience as an audiologist. Jessica started her career in Australia where she worked for two years, then moved to Vancouver Canada where she has been in private practice for eleven years.
Jessica is certified by the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) and is registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia. Jessica is committed to helping her clients attain their hearing and communication goals and she is proud to be a member of the NexGen Hearing team. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, running and is a passionate cook.
Parisa has been with the company since November of 2011 as a Customer Care Representative and has enjoyed learning and growing with such an amazing team. Her passion is helping others and with a combination background of health sciences and customer service, she feels lucky that she’s able to use her knowledge and past experiences on a daily basis to assist people. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys jogging, reading and designing costume jewellery when she finds some free time.
Location114-2419 Bellevue Ave.
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4T4
Phone: 604.281.3691 Fax: 604.281.1085
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed: Monday-Friday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Enjoy Free Parking
Types of Hearing Loss
There are multiple types of hearing loss including sensorineural, conductive and often times a mixture of these. A hearing test at West Vancouver Hearing Clinic can determine the type and degree of hearing loss you may be experiencing. A hearing loss of 16-25 dB is considered to be very slight and is much the same as gently plugging your ears with your fingers. The next level is mild hearing loss (26-40dB) which can lead to not hearing the ends of words or sometimes missing shorter words entirely. With mild hearing loss it can be challenging to clearly hear a conversation when there is any significant background sound — and hearing aids are frequently suggested for this condition. Moderate hearing loss (41-55 dB) can make phone conversations a challenge and can cause up to a 50% deficit in the ability to understand someone talking beyond a 5-foot radius. This level of hearing loss often leads to feelings of seclusion and disconnection from those around you. If your hearing loss is more serious than any of these types, you could have a severe and even profound degree of hearing loss. Either of these can cause very detrimental lifestyle issues. Some individuals can experience high-frequency hearing loss (1500Hz-8000Hz). While conversations and most other sounds will be perceived as being loud enough, speech will still be unclear. Any significant amount of background noise will make the issue even more problematic. The more recent advances in hearing aid designs, such as open fit and receiver-in-the-canal, are helpful with high-frequency hearing loss. These models enable the lower frequency sounds to make their way into the ear canal as they normally would, while amplifying and enhancing the higher frequency sounds to help with speech clarity.