YOUR LOCAL NEXGEN HEARING TEAM
CUTTING-EDGE HEARING AIDS
OUR NEXGEN HEARING SERVICES
Audiologist Care Services
Partial or full loss of hearing can make certain aspects of daily life much more difficult. It might be something as simple as constant ringing in the ears which comes with tinnitus, or more serious damage to your hearing that impacts your ability to hear instructions at work. Many people with hearing loss report difficulties engaging in conversation with family or friends, impacting their quality of life.
No matter the severity of your loss, it takes the expertise of a qualified audiologist or RHIP to provide an accurate hearing test. A hearing test will help determine whether a hearing aid is necessary, fine tuning it to you if needed. Our team at the North Vancouver NexGen Hearing Clinic located on Lonsdale Avenue between 12th and 13th street is passionate about providing the highest quality hearing aid care to all of our patients. Get in touch with us today for a free hearing test, and get back to hearing the amazing sounds our city has to offer!
NORTH VANCOUVER NEXGEN HEARING
Meet Your Local Hearing Professional
Dr. Amir Soltani
AU.D., RAUD, RHIP
Dr. Soltani received his doctoral degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Phoenix Arizona, and the A.T.STILL Osteopathic Medicine University in Kirksville, Missouri. Prior to this, he earned his Master of Science degree in Audiology from Tehran Medical Science University. Dr. Soltani is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), BCASLPA, and is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Soltani’s clinical interests include hearing instrument fitting and counseling, diagnostic audiology, electro-physiological assessment, vestibular assessment, and central auditory processing evaluations.
Aud (C), RAUD, RHIP
Jessica has been working as an audiologist since 2014. She completed her BSc at the University of Waterloo and studied at the University of Queensland where she completed a Master’s degree in Audiology. She enjoys empowering clients to make informed decisions about their hearing needs and providing them with appropriate solutions for the best outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing racket sports with friends, music and the arts.
CLINIC OPERATIONS COORDINATOR / AUDIOMETRIC TECHNICIAN
Fiona joined the North Vancouver team in May 2015, after deciding to embark on a new adventure. Relocating from Kildare, Ireland where she worked at a Dublin hospital and enjoyed helping others. She became an Audiometric Technician in June 2016, and hopes to use her extensive work experience to continue to grow within NexGen Hearing. In September 2020, she began studying to be a Hearing Aid Practitioner at MacEwan University. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, and skiing in the winter!
North Vancouver NexGen Hearing
North Vancouver Client Reviews
Try Our Online
obligation hearing screening test. This interactive test will
help you determine whether a professional consultation
would benefit you.
Explore Our Hearing Health Services
ANSWERS ABOUT HEARING AIDS AND MORE
Frequently Asked Questions
You do not need a referral from your family doctor to see an audiologist. If you suspect you are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, it certainly is a good idea to discuss this with your doctor. However, you don’t need them to refer you to us in order to have your hearing tested.
If you believe your are experiencing hearing loss, don’t wait to see your doctor. Get in touch with us today for a free hearing test.
Here at your local NexGen Hearing Center, 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 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.
An analog hearing aid is an older type of hearing aid that makes continuous sound waves louder. Speech and noise are amplified in the same way, so an analog hearing aid can be thought of as a device that turns the volume up on everything around you. They can be programmed for different listening environments that can be switched at the push of a button on the hearing aid.
More commonly found these days, a digital hearing aid will have all of the features that come in an analog device. Instead of amplifying all sound waves, a digital hearing aid will convert sound waves into digital signals, and then produce an exact duplication of the sound. The technology used in a digital hearing aid is more sophisticated and allows for more complex processing of sound. This gives them greater flexibility in programming to allow the sound they transmit to be matched to the specific type of hearing loss a patient is experiencing.
If you are unsure which type is right for you, contact our clinic and come see us to discuss your needs and options!
The adjustment period for a new hearing aid can vary from person to person. Most people become fully adjusted to their hearing aid within two to three weeks, but some people can take up to four months to become completely comfortable with their hearing aid.
It’s important to remain patient while you get used to your hearing aid, but if you suspect that your hearing aid is not calibrated properly or it isn’t working for you, come back to see us and we’ll help you adjust your hearing aid or set you up with one that will work better for your needs.
If your hearing aid is making a whistling noise, then you are hearing feedback in your device. Sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal has escaped the ear instead and been picked up by the hearing instrument’s microphone. The sound then becomes reamplified and put out of the speaker.
This can happen when the hearing aid does not fit properly. If you are experiencing a whistling noise in your hearing device, come see us at our clinic so we can have your hearing aid refitted.