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Squamish Hearing Tests & Audiologist Services
Impaired hearing, whether it is partial or complete hearing loss makes every day living more difficult for anyone. Whether it’s that constant ringing that comes with tinnitus or more serious hearing damage affecting your ability to hear a conversation at normal volume, we understand the importance of improving your hearing health.
Hearing tests help our qualified audiologists or RHIPs determine your level of hearing loss, and fine-tune any hearing aids you might need. Our team at the Squamish NexGen Hearing clinic located on the corner of Pemberton Avenue and 3rd Avenue is always focused on providing the highest quality hearing aid care to all our patients. Come see us for a free hearing test, and take your next step towards getting back to hearing the amazing sounds our community has to offer!
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Meet Your Local Hearing Professional
Dr. Ramia Narayanan
AU.D., RAUD, RHIP
Ramia Narayanan graduated with a Doctorate in Audiology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been practicing for the past 8 years and patient care and comfort is her top priority. She is passionate about hearing and understands the diverse needs of her patients.
Ramia is a Tinnitus Care Provider holding a Certificate from the International Hearing Society. Ramia believes the most important step with aural rehabilitation is the follow-up care after hearing aid fittings, and is committed to making the transition as easy as possible for her patients.
M.SC., RAUD, RHIP
Shandryn is originally from Southern Alberta moving to British Columbia to finish her undergraduate and graduate degree at UBC. Having a powerful desire to serve her community and provide personable clinical care she knew audiology would be a perfect fit. Shandryn has been a clinician with NexGen Hearing since 2021 working alongside patients to provide the best possible care through personalized hearing loss treatment.
Shandryn and her husband have lived in Squamish for the past five years where she loves camping and exploring the Sea to Sky region. You can also find her hiking, biking, skiing, paddle boarding, or curled up in her hammock with a good book.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Avoid loud noises and areas for 16 hours before the test.
- Remove any earwax that may be in your ear canal. Do not use a Q-tip to do this as that will only push earwax deeper into the canal. Let our clinic staff take care of cleaning out your ears for you.
- Let us know if you take or have taken antibiotics that can damage hearing, such as gentamicin.
Hearing aid prices vary from several hundred dollars up to a few thousand, and it all depends on the technology level in each device. Affordable hearing aids and the more expensive options come with different features and capabilities.
You can think of hearing aids as coming in levels of gold, silver, or bronze. If your listening needs are simple, it just might be that even the most basic hearing aid is enough for you. If your life is more active and you find yourself wanting to hear better in more active and noisy listening environments, then a more sophisticated level of hearing aid features will give you more benefit.
NexGen Hearing also offers financing options to help you with an affordable option to improve your hearing. Learn more about our lease to hear financing and other hearing aid financing 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.
- The quality of the hearing instrument
- How well it is cleaned and maintained
- How much wear and tear it experiences from being worn everyday
We do perform cerumen management at a small number of our NexGen Hearing clinics, most clinics prefer to provide this service to existing clients only. If you are a new client call ahead to find out which clinic offers cerumen management please call us at 1 (877) 606 6671.
If you have any history of outer ear pathology or ear infections, we recommend you see your family doctor.