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Hearing loss, whether full or partial, can have a tremendous impact on an individual’s quality of life. Signs can range from small signs like a constant ringing sound to greater signs like partial or full hearing loss. Some of these signs are often ignored, while others can impact social interactions and make learning, working, and enjoying yourself more challenging.
To provide an accurate hearing test and fine-tune the right hearing aid for you, it takes the expertise of a qualified RHIP, no matter the case. Our team at the Sidney NexGen Hearing clinic located on Fifth Street is passionate about providing the highest quality hearing aid care to all of our patients. Reach out to us to book your free hearing test today, and get back to hearing all of the amazing sounds of our city!
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Working in audiology since 1996, in 2017 Catherine joined NexGen Hearing as an owner and operator of the Sidney location. Dedicated to her profession and her clients her goal is to improve their quality of life by providing the best quality hearing care. In her personal life Catherine is focused on her family and well being. Education in counselling and the mental health field helps Catherine support her clients and maintain her values of integrity, honesty and respect.
Dale’s hereditary hearing loss was instrumental in her decision to pursue a career in hearing care. She sold her flower shop business in Victoria and started a journey to earn her Hearing Practitioners license as a mature student at Grant MacEwan University.
Dale and her husband Frank have two grown daughters who both work in healthcare. She enjoys traveling when she can, but absolutely loves her job improving her clients’ quality of life through hearing health.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A hearing aid will usually have anywhere between 4 and 24 channels that divide captured sounds so the wearer can hear different sounds more clearly. The more channels a hearing aid has, the more divided the sound gets, allowing the wearer to hear more sounds clearly. We generally recommend our patients to choose a hearing aid with at least 12 channels because this will allow us to adjust the sound on the device in a much more personalized way based on the type of hearing loss they are experiencing.
Wax filters should be changed every month to maintain optimal performance and cleanliness of your hearing aid. Along with the wax filter, hearing aid tubing should be replaced every four to six months, and domes should be replaced every two to three months if your hearing aid has those components.
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.
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!
At our clinic, we use the pure-tone audiometry test which involves you sitting in a soundproof room while wearing headphones and pressing a button every time you hear a sound. This is a short and painless test that usually lasts about 15 minutes.