Sound is something that connects people — through communication, shared experiences, and the background noise that surrounds us every day.
But for people with hearing loss, this connection to the world is weakened.
Hearing loss impacts everyone differently and can occur at any age and for a variety of reasons — and the impact is something that can be extremely isolating.
Thankfully, hearing aids can bring that connection back to people with hearing loss.
Modern digital hearing aids have advanced far past previous analog models and allow for more targeted approaches to hearing loss. Digital hearing aids can isolate speech and reduce background noise in order to make conversations easier to understand. By using directional microphones, digital hearing aids can also help identify which direction sounds are coming from.
The latest technology includes Bluetooth hearing aids and hearing aids that link directly to iPhone and Android devices with built-in microphones, turning hearing aids into wireless headsets for phone and teleconferences.
The most important thing to remember is that using hearing aids is a process and will take time to adjust, but the results will absolutely be worth it.
Since hearing loss varies from person to person, it’s critical to find the right model of hearing aid and the best possible settings for each specific patient.
There are some things that you can do to make this transition easier — such as taking a hearing test from hearing aid professionals.
In Clinic Reception at NexGen Hearing Clinic. Photo: NexGen Hearing.
The National Campaign for Better Hearing recommends an initial baseline hearing test at 60 years of age, although a baseline hearing test is recommended to serve as a reference point at any age. If you are 60 years or older, you should have your hearing tested on an annual basis.
NexGen Hearing can help you every step of the way in deciding if a hearing aid is best for you. Their hearing test professionals will conduct a free hearing test to determine if you have hearing loss.
Dr. Susan Marynewich, Au.D., RAUD, RHIP is the owner of two NexGen Hearing locations at West Broadway and New Westminster. As a registered Audiologist and Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner, Dr. Marynewich specializes in adult hearing diagnostics, tinnitus management, and hearing assistive technology including hearing aids, so you can trust you’ll be in good hands at her clinic.
You can book an appointment for a free hearing assessment — and no-obligation consultation — by calling NexGen Hearing at either of the participating clinics at West Broadway (604.734.4327) or New Westminster (604.553.4952).
Oticon Opn S Rechargeable Hearing Aids. Photo: NexGen Hearing.
We’ve partnered with NexGen Hearing to award one lucky winner with a prize package consisting of Opn S rechargeable hearing aids from Oticon and a 5 year service package at NexGen Hearing’s West Broadway or New Westminster clinics.
Oticon Opn S rechargeable hearing aids are among the best on the market, with a 360° sound experience that gives the brain access to the relevant sounds surrounding the user. Studies prove that Oticon Opn S users can experience speech understanding at the same level as people with normal hearing in noisy environments. The hearing aids are also able to connect to iPhone or Android for the purpose of using your phone as a remote control.
The NexGen Hearing Grand Prize includes:
- 1 Pair of Oticon Opn S Rechargeable Hearing Aids
- 1 Charger Base
- 5 Year Service Package administered at NexGen Hearing’s West Broadway or New Westminster clinics
Total Grand Prize Value: $8090 CAD
You can enter via the contest entry form below.
For additional chances to win, visit NexGen Hearing’s website for 10 bonus entries, visit their Facebook page for an extra 25 bonus entries, and book a FREE hearing test through NexGen Hearing for another 50 bonus entries.
This contest is open to British Columbia residents and closes on December 21, 2020. The contest winner will be contacted via email on this date.
The Oticon Opn S hearing aids will come with:
- 5 years of warranty (including batteries and charger),
- 3 years loss and damage warranty,
- Unlimited servicing for the lifetime of the hearing aids (includes all appointments, hearing aid cleanings, in-house repairs, hearing testing, and programming adjustment)
- Optional items that are available on request include a connect clip, TV adaptor, remote control, assessment, and fitting (including verification and validation of the hearing aid benefit).
To learn more, visit nexgenhearing.com.