We are a professional Audiology and Hearing Clinic located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Whether you want to book a hearing test, need repairs for your current hearing aid or would like to purchase a hearing aid accessories.
Hearing Aids Technology
There are different levels of technology available in hearing aids with the highest level of technology including things like machine learning, the clearest sound quality, and the ability to filter out background noise.
In addition, you can also choose hearing aids with technological features like the following:
- Bluetooth hearing aids
You can connect and stream sound from devices like your smartphone, music player, and more directly to your ears.
- Made for iPhone hearing aids
Connect directly to your iPhone™, iPad™, iPod Touch™, or Apple Watch™.
- Rechargeable hearing aids
You can set the hearing aids into a charging station so you don’t have to fiddle with small batteries.
- Invisible hearing aids
Smaller hearing aid models that fit inside your ear, so no one can see that you are wearing aids require more advanced technology to provide clear sound and sufficient battery life.
- Digital hearing aids
New and innovative hearing aids digitizes the sounds that it receives before amplifying it into your ears. It makes it easier to dampen background noise so it doesn’t interfere with any conversation or TV show you’re trying to listen too.
Hearing loss is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in Canada and can have many causes such as age-related hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss and more. Hearing is an important part of life, that not only impacts you, but it affects the people around you as well. It is often family members that are the first people to recognize the signs of hearing loss.
Do you believe you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss? Contact us to schedule a hearing test.
Hearing Loss Signs
The signs of hearing loss can be sudden or can develop slowly over time, so it is hard to notice. It is often family members that are the ones that first notice a person’s hearing loss. Some of the most common signs of hearing loss are:
- Asking others to repeat themselves
- Turning up the TV or radio to volume levels others find loud
- Having trouble understanding conversation in noisy places
- Having trouble hearing women’s and children’s voices
- Having trouble hearing on the telephone
- Having difficulty following a fast-moving conversation
- Being told by others that you have hearing loss
Hearing loss can be caused by many things throughout your life including:
- Age-related hearing loss
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Injury & Trauma
About Sound Hearing
Our ultimate goal as hearing health care provider is to always place the well-being of our clients above everything else. That means focusing on providing the best customer service and the highest quality hearing care services at Vancouver, BC.
We are your hearing health care specialists and your partners in finding the solutions that best suit your hearing loss needs.
Our hearing care services include:
- Hearing aid prescriptions, fittings, adjustments and repair
- Hearing tests
- Hearing aid payment plans and financing
- Assistive listening devices for TV, phones, and more
- Custom ear plugs for swimming, musicians, light sleepers, and noise protection
If you or a loved one has hearing loss, contact us today to book an appointment!
Dr. Mark Hansen, Audiologist
Dr. Hansen began his audiology career working with children at a Children’s Treatment Centre in Ontario. He opened Sound Hearing Clinic Inc in British Columbia 1995. He has an undergraduate degree in speech language pathology and a Master’s of Science Degree (M.S.) in Audiology from Minot State University. He then earned a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Degree from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is a clinical instructor with the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and has taught both introductory and advanced amplification courses at UBC. He is certified by the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He is a past president of the British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (BCASLPA). He was a member of the founding Board of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHHPBC). He currently sits on several committees of the CSHHPBC.
Dr. Christopher Snavely, Audiologist
Dr. Snavely began his audiology career providing advanced diagnostic audiology in hospitals in California and Washington State before working for the Ministry of Health in British Columbia. He began the Outreach Program through the Sound Hearing Clinic Inc in 1999. Dr. Snavely earned an undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology from San Jose State University in California and worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in the California school system. He later earned a Master of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders/Audiology from the University of Redlands in California and a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Degree from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is certified by both the Canadian and American Associations of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He has sat on the British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology board and committees with the Board of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. Dr. Snavely has extensive experience providing audiology services with the Sound Hearing Clinic Inc Outreach Program, visiting remote clinic sites in central and northern British Columbia.
Cheri-Leigh Sewell, Audiologist
Cheri-Leigh’s interest in audiology stems from a lifetime of communicating and advocating for her severely hard of hearing mother and uncle. She completed a Bachelor of Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia and a Post-Baccalaureate at Western Washington University. After completing her Master of Arts in Audiology from Western Washington University, she began dispensing hearing aids in Vancouver in 2001. Cheri-Leigh currently instructs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where she certifies the Industrial Audiometric Technicians for BC. While continuing to teach, she is excited to begin her newest career path as part of the team at Sound Hearing Clinic Inc. She has a special interest in educating adults and children about noise-induced hearing loss.