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Millions of Canadians experience hearing loss each year, making many aspects of daily life more challenging. Whether it is being up all night because of the ringing of tinnitus in your ears at night or being unable to follow conversations in crowded areas, at NexGen Hearing we are here to help improve your hearing health.
Our expert audiologist performs hearing tests, allowing them to determine if a hearing aid is right for you. If a hearing aid is required, they will help guide you to the right hearing aid for your hearing needs and goals. Our team at the Penticton NexGen Hearing Clinic located on Skaha Lake Road is passionate about providing the highest quality hearing aid care to all of our patients. Get in touch with us to book your free hearing test today, and get back to hearing the amazing sounds of our city!
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Meet Your Local Hearing Professional
M.CL.SC., AUD (C), RAUD, RHIP
Stephanie, a graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters Degree in Clinical Science (Audiology) moved to the lovely Okanagan region in 2010. After servicing the Penticton area for Connect Hearing from 2010-2013, Stephanie accepted a position as Clinical Manager for the NexGen Hearing Kelowna clinic in 2013, and in April, 2014 became clinic owner of the NexGen Hearing locations in Penticton and Summerland.
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After graduating from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Political Science, she knew she wanted to use her education to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Sara first worked alongside Audiologist Stephanie Sykes, as a Customer Care Representative in 2011, and was excited when the opportunity presented itself to join the NexGen Hearing team in 2013.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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!
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.
- Store batteries at normal room temperature.
- Wash your hands before changing batteries to keep oil and dirt from causing damage to the battery or clogging up the air pores.
- Leave the battery compartment in your hearing aid open at night to let moisture escape.
- Use a hearing aid storage container or dehumidifier.
- Check the expiration date on the package before you purchase new batteries. Try and purchase batteries with an expiry date that is a year in the future or further.
- Do not remove the protective seal on the battery until you’re ready to use it. Once the seal is removed, the battery begins to lose charge.
- Use rechargeable batteries. Our clinic staff would be happy to help you find a rechargeable option for your device.
We do perform hearing tests on children at some of our NexGen Hearing clinics. There is an additional charge for this hearing test. The age ranges we are able to test vary from clinic to clinic. To find out where to get your child’s hearing tested, please call us at 1 (877) 606 6671.
There are many factors that determine the style of hearing aid that’s right for you, including but not limited to factors such as your degree of hearing loss, size and shape of your ear and ear canal, and any special features that are required.
Your NexGen Hearing registered hearing care professional can recommend an appropriate style of hearing aid for you – get in touch today!