Our promise is to listen so you can hear better.

Our mission is to improve lives through the art and science of personalized hearing care

Seaside Hearing provides personalized hearing care from locations in Halifax, Dartmouth Hammonds Plains, and Chester. We serve all of Nova Scotia with hearing assessments and the largest selection of hearing aid brands and products available locally. Hearing impairment is complex and personal, recent research shows that an acceleration of cognitive disability occurs when hearing deficiencies are not treated. We take the time to educate our clients about their unique needs and the options that best suit their lifestyles.

Our services include:

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Your hearing is tied to your emotional well-being, your mental health and overall quality of life. Humans are social beings and by helping you to hear better, we can give you far greater confidence to tackle the world head-on and love the life you’re living.

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Changes in your hearing can occur very gradually. You may not even notice a loss of hearing at first. Close friends, family or even co-workers may notice a change in you – conversations may be slower and more challenging as you become less engaged or struggle to keep up. As a result, people may interact with you differently or minimize interactions. This can negatively impact your mental health and wellbeing in very real ways.

Seaside Hearing can offer hearing health care that is holistic and tailored to your individual needs. We support healthy hearing by keeping a close eye on changes in hearing levels, providing vital education on noise protection and recommending hearing aids that will best suit your listening needs.

Contact us for a complimentary hearing consultation to start on a journey of reclaiming your hearing health so that you’re never left out of the conversation!

Hearing Evaluations

When performing a hearing evaluation, the experienced hearing care specialists at Seaside Hearing complete the following tasks:

  • Case History (intake questionnaire)
  • Otoscopy (visual inspection of the external ear, ear canal, and eardrum)
  • Immittance Test (test of the function of the middle ear system)
  • Threshold Test (air conduction and bone conduction)
  • Speech Recognition (assessed in a quiet location)
  • Demonstration of the latest, most appropriate technology

Tinnitus Evaluation

Tinnitus is most often described as a ringing in the ears, but depending on the person, it can also sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, whooshing, pulsing, or even a buzzing. It can be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You could hear it in one or both ears, and sometimes perceive multiple sounds at once.

Trained hearing healthcare professionals have developed tools and methods to effectively evaluate and diagnose tinnitus. Because tinnitus is so often caused by hearing loss, the Seaside Hearing team begins with a comprehensive audiological evaluation that measures the patient’s overall hearing health.

It is important to determine the specific gaps in a tinnitus patient’s hearing, because this often correlates to the nature and quality of their particular tinnitus. (For instance, high-frequency hearing loss often corresponds with high-frequency tinnitus.)

Specifically, the specialist may test for:

Tinnitus sound matching: Playing common tinnitus sounds back to patients, to help them identify their specific perception of tinnitus. One of our hearing healthcare professionals may slowly adjust the pitch, to create an exact audio recreation of the tinnitus. Frequency matching involves having you describe the sound, then performing sound matching to determine the relative intensity. Sound matching provides an important baseline for subsequent tinnitus management therapies, which are carefully customized for each individual.

Seaside Hearing may administer additional tests, depending on the patient’s specific symptoms, medical history, and/or potential risk factors.

Aural Rehab

Aural rehabilitation, also referred to as AR, involves any therapy or technique used to improve receptive communication for people with hearing loss. This could involve training in auditory training, speech reading, and strategies to improve listening and increase communication effectiveness. This approach to hearing health care often begins with a thorough audiologic evaluation, including the prescription of a primary device such as a hearing aid. It can successfully optimize a person’s ability to take part in activities that have been limited as a result of their hearing loss.

The benefits of using AR techniques are extensive. Aural rehab can:

  • reduce your perception of hearing difficulties
  • vastly improve your quality of life
  • help you become a more effective user of hearing technology and communication strategies
  • ease and improve your adjustment to living with hearing loss moving forward

Wax Management

This may seem obvious to you, but earwax (also known as cerumen) is produced by glands under the skin cells lining the ear canal. It works to protect the ear canal by keeping it clean and healthy. Wax is typically self-clearing but, if there is a disruption to the normal movement of wax, it can build up in the ear canal. This wax build-up can happen for many reasons, including:

  • using hearing aids, noise protection, earplugs
  • when cotton buds or other objects are inserted into the ear canal
  • or if there has been previous surgery

The approach Seaside Hearing employs to removing earwax is microsuction (using a vacuum to remove the wax). Our team is highly specialized and experienced in using this technique. This method is preferred because it is the safest way to effectively remove wax.

This process is brief, simple and can make a huge difference in your hearing health. Ask the experts at Seaside Hearing if this option makes sense for you.

Hearing Aids, Purchases & Repairs

Seaside Hearing offers among the largest selection of hearing aid brands and products available locally – including well-established brands like bernafon, Signia and Starkey. We realize that everyone’s needs are unique. That’s why our knowledgeable team will recommend and special order customized hearing aids to better your overall hearing health.

Have your hearing aids stopped working? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we can book a follow-up appointment, carefully assess the issues and ensure your hearing aid is optimized to address your level of hearing loss.

Custom Hearing Protection & Specialty Molds

Every ear is different – rounded, pointy, small, large, sticking out or tucked in. For those of us who wear hearing aids, a custom-fit earmold can make a major difference in hearing the world around us more clearly.

Molds are made of either plastic, silicone or a variety of other materials. They are custom fit so that they sit snugly and precisely within the ear canal, and generally have small vents in them to allow airflow.

Seaside Hearing can create ear molds for hunting, firing rifles and swimming – specifically designed to fit in your ear canal. It’s affordable custom ear protection and can be ready for pick-up in as little as 48 hours.