Hearing Health Services
At Kennebecasis Valley Hearing Centre we use the most advanced hearing aid technology and testing
equipment available today. We conduct ongoing training and development to ensure our skills remain
at the highest level at all times. Appointments are available within a week and a report of your patient’s
hearing assessment will be sent directly to your attention.
Our Services Include:
Complete Hearing Assessments by a Registered Audiologist.
Children are routinely referred to rule out hearing loss due to physician/parent concerns about poor
speech. On receipt of your referral, families are scheduled within one week.
The evaluation takes 30-45 minutes. The protocol is to gather a history, perform otoscopy, condition and
test pure tones using either visual reinforcement audiometry or play audiometry depending on the apparent
development age, and confirm thresholds with speech audiometry.
Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting
Kennebecasis Valley Hearing Centre offers a range of Digital Hearing Aids containing the latest, most
advance technology to replicate as near-normal hearing as possible. Today’s hearing aids are capable
of not only clearly amplifying the sounds but many models are also able to suppress much of the unwanted
background noise and eliminate most of the distortion and feedback previously experienced with traditional
analogue hearing aids. There are digital hearing aids available to fit every budget and lifestyle need.
Our Hearing Aid Audiologist will be happy to explain how each model works and the features available.
Routine hearing evaluation sometimes expose conditions that require further assessment by family physicians
and or otolaryngologists. Our hearing centre uses the following criteria in referring our clients to medical
Medical Referral Criteria
1. Sudden Hearing Loss.
2. Unexplained unilateral tinnitus and / or aural fullness.
3. Unexplained dizziness or unsteadiness.
4. Appearance of unusual growths or other abnormalities of the ear canal such as external otitis.
5. Undiagnosed tympanic membrane perforations or other TM abnormalities.
6. Middle ear effusion or significant middle ear pressure > -150 accompanied by a conductive hearing loss.
7. Subjective hearing loss unexplained by the audiogram.
8. Unexplained sensorineural asymmetry.
9. Undiagnosed conductive hearing loss.
10. Asymmetric speech recognition score.
11. Significant decrease in speech recognition score > 20% in the absence of significant change in pure
12. The presence of “rollover” as defined by a significant decrease in speech recognition score =20%
conducted at a high level (usually 80dB HL) relative to the score obtained at a moderate level usually
(45 dB SL)