We’re Focused on the Community
Wavefront’s Hearing Aid Clinics provide more than just hearing tests and hearing aid services. As the only non-profit clinics in Western Canada, Wavefront’s clinics take pride in also providing social service programs and participating in activities that benefit our community.
Wavefront Lend An Ear Program
We recognize that many individuals may not be financially able to purchase hearing aids. This is why as a non-profit organization, Wavefront Centre created our Lend An Ear Program.
Through donations of used hearing aids, government grants, and income from our hearing aid sales, Wavefront Centre offers a Lend An Ear Program which provides permanent loans of refurbished hearing aids for those who cannot afford new ones.
For a nominal fee of $140, an individual under the Lend An Ear Program can receive a hearing test, a permanent loan of one hearing aid, an earmold, and one-year of repair service.
We heavily rely on donations of used hearing aids to support this program. This means that there is usually a waitlist for the program and it also means that if you have a used hearing aid that you no longer need, we would greatly appreciate your donation of your used aid to the program and “lending an ear”!
Contact us today for more information about the Lend An Ear program!
Better Communication with Hearing Loss classes
Wavefront Centre’s Better Communication with Hearing Loss classes are offered in a supportive, small group environment. These classes can greatly improve your chances of success with hearing aids, as you will be taught basic speech reading and strategies to better communicate in difficult listening environments. Family members are encouraged to attend with the hearing aid user. New classes start every month.
Classes are free with new hearing aid purchases. Regular fee: $80. Wavefront Centre or Canadian Hard of Hearing Association members: $20.
For more information or to register, please contact Henry Lam, Audiologist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-736-7391.
If you are frequently exposed to loud environments for prolonged periods of time, you should consider hearing protection to prevent hearing loss and damage.
We recommend that you book a hearing protection appointment with us if:
- You work in a noisy environment (construction sites, bars/nightlife, factories, mechanic shops, etc.)
- You are a musician
- You frequently attend concerts and music shows
Wavefront Centre’s hearing health professionals dispense high quality custom-made noise plugs for work environments and musician’s earplugs. Our musician’s earplugs provide filter options depending on the type of instruments or music performed, so that you can hear your music and filter out harmful noise at the same time. For musicians, Wavefront Centre’s professionals also offer follow-up and counselling about hearing conservation and music.
For more information or to book an appointment, call us today at 604-736-7391!
Wavefront Centre’s hearing health professionals are part of the clinical faculty of the UBC Faculty of Medicine – School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. We offer:
- Clinical externships to Audiology students
- Guest lectures to Master of Science graduate students
- Participation and consultation for research studies
Wavefront Centre’s hearing health professionals are also active volunteers on committees for the following organizations:
- Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
- Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
- College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
- Speech and Hearing BC
- UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
- Post-Secondary Communication Access Services – BC Institute of Technology
- Worksafe BC