YOUR LOCAL NEXGEN HEARING TEAM
Dr. Soltani has been practicing as an audiologist in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area for close to twenty years. He opened an audiology and hearing aid dispensing clinic in the existing downtown Vancouver location in early 2002 and then another three clinics located in Burnaby, Abbotsford and West Broadway. In 2011, Dr. Soltani rebranded his clinics to Mainland Hearing and shortly afterward, partnered with Marke Hambley, president and founder of Nexgen Hearing, expanding the Mainland Hearing locations to Kitsilano, North Vancouver, Squamish, and West Vancouver. In April 2016, the Mainland Hearing brand was amalgamated with it’s sister company NexGen Hearing, which has several locations on Vancouver Island and the Interior of BC. With further growth this year, NexGen Hearing has over 47 locations throughout BC to serve you better.
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Whether you have been living with symptoms of hearing loss for years or are just beginning to notice them, the fact remains that hearing problems can make many aspects of daily life a challenge. Whether the challenges are mild such as constant ringing from tinnitus or greater such as complete hearing loss in one or both ears.
No matter the circumstances, the expertise of a qualified audiologist or RHIP is needed to provide a high quality hearing test to provide and fine-tune the best hearing aid to fit your unique needs. Dr. Soltani and the team at the Vancouver Downtown NexGen Hearing Clinic located on the corner of Burrard Street and Davie Street 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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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.
Before getting into hearing health care, Leah worked in many different industries such as marketing, tech support, management, graphics design and as a small business owner. Her well rounded life experiences have given her a versatile view on industries and people and a unique perspective on problem solving.
Dr. Navid Shahnaz
Dr. Navid Shahnaz
Navid is an Associate Professor of Audiology in the School of Audiology & Speech Sciences. He began his position at The University of British Columbia in July 2002. Before joining UBC he was an Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Arizona.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
- Smoking (studies show that smokers experience more hearing loss than non-smokers)
- Medical Conditions
- Repeated Exposure to Loud Noises
If your hearing aid is making a beeping noise, it means that your battery is low and needs to be replaced. Simply change the battery in your device and the beeping noise will stop.
If you have run out of hearing aid batteries, come see us at our clinic and we will be happy to get you set up with some new ones.
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.
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.