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The Port Alberni NexGen Hearing Clinic is a full service and full-time hearing aid and hearing health centre. We make it our mission to help our clients who might be experiencing tinnitus, muffled hearing or possible hearing loss every day. There are many types of hearing loss that can affect a person’s quality of life including sensorineural, conductive or even a mixture of these conditions. A hearing test at the Port Alberni NexGen Hearing can determine the nature of your hearing loss.
Our RHIP will go over the results of your hearing test and recommend a hearing aid that will suit your specific needs. All our clients can take advantage of a free hearing test. Our full selection of hearing aids come with a 21 day no-money down trial, and a 90 day money back satisfaction guarantee.
You will always get the best value on your purchase because we will price match any valid competitor quote or advertised price on the same make and model of hearing instrument. We are committed to quality customer service. That’s why you can expect us to deliver the highest level of professional hearing aid care every time you visit our hearing clinic. We take pride in building strong relationships and fostering trust with our clients. We encourage family members to take part in their loved one’s journey to better hearing. At the Port Alberni NexGen Hearing Clinic, we are delighted to be a part of this fantastic community, and look forward to meeting you!
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Full or partial hearing loss presents a tremendous challenge for millions of Canadians each year. While some signs might be hard to notice, such as slight ringing in the background, difficulty hearing in crowded environments or even challenges hearing certain pitches, other symptoms are more severe and can make daily life more difficult. While the symptoms are often different, they all present very real difficulties at work, at home, and among friends.
No matter your individual circumstances, the knowledge of a qualified RHIP is important to provide an accurate hearing test so they can find the best hearing aid to suit your hearing problems. Our team at the Port Alberni NexGen Hearing clinic located on Pemberton Road is passionate about providing the highest quality hearing aid care to all of our patients. Contact us today for your free hearing test, and get back to hearing the fantastic sounds all around our city!
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Brian has been working in hearing healthcare since 2008. A multi-generational Vancouver Island native, he has a background in counselling and neurophysiology earning a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2003. When not at work Brian enjoys hiking, fishing, cycling, spending time with his family, and helps to organize and perform the Chinese New Years festivities in Victoria, BC. He looks forward to providing service to the Alberni-Clayoquot area for many years to come.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We do perform tinnitus assessments at some of our NexGen Hearing clinics. To find out which clinic you can book a tinnitus assessment appointment please call us at 1 (877) 606 6671.
The act of not wearing a hearing aid in itself will not make your hearing get worse. What can make your hearing get worse is not wearing a hearing aid and needing to increase the volume on things like televisions, radios, and headphones, or needing people you are talking with to talk louder. We recommend you wear your hearing aid as directed by your doctor and audiologist. However, if you are not wearing your hearing device, be sure not to overdo it with turning up the volume.
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.
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 life of a hearing aid’s battery is impacted by many factors such as the hearing aid model, battery brand, battery technology, and how the device is used. The model of the hearing aid is integral in determining the life of the battery. Some hearing aids are better than others in terms of battery consumption while others offer features that will more quickly drain a battery. Batteries come in four common sizes (10, 312, 13, 675). Based on a 16 hour day of wear, the average lifespan for a standard battery is listed below:
Size 10: 3 – 7 days
Size 312: 3 – 10 days
Size 13: 6 – 14 days
Size 675: 9 – 20 days
If you prefer, rechargeable hearing aid batteries are also available for certain models of hearing aids that greatly improve the ease of replacing your batteries. Consult with your local NexGen Hearing aid practitioner for additional details.