Kelowna and Area Residents Now Able to Have Their Hearing Assessed in Their Own Homes
Thanks to advances in technology, it’s now possible for those who find it difficult to get out to have their hearing assessed at home.
One of the problems with audiological testing is the sound booths and bulky testing equipment. Manufacturers recognized the need for in-home hearing assessments for a certain percentage of the population who aren’t able to go to a conventional clinic. This new wave of portable testing equipment helps those who can’t get out but are suffering from hearing limitation. New digital technology allows for precise testing in the home without ever having to step inside a sound booth. Okanagan Mobile Hearing Services is the first to offer this comprehensive service in the Kelowna region.
Once the patient’s hearing has been assessed, the practitioner can prescribe the hearing instruments that best enhance the user’s hearing.
Hearing loss affects over 25% of the population of people over the age of 65.
Who this service is for:
- Older individuals who cannot easily get to appointments due to mobility challenges
- Those who want more control over how they hear in their own environment – after all, hardly anyone lives in a hearing clinic
- Sons and daughters of older patients who want assurance their parent’s hearing needs are taken care of in a personal, professional manner
Okanagan Mobile Hearing Services addresses the need for hearing assistance by meeting the patient in their own environment. By taking the “house call” approach, patients feel more comfortable with the process – from hearing assessment through to prescribing the right hearing instrument for them. Okanagan Mobile Hearing Services will meet patients in residential care homes, retirement resorts and private residences.
About Okanagan Mobile Hearing Services Inc.:
Martin Sattler started Okanagan Mobile Hearing Services Inc. to fill a very specific and underserved need in the community: those with hearing loss who are unable to get out to appointments.
Martin takes his experience and knowledge as a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner, Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences from the clinic into the home. His five years of experience as a licenced Hearing Instrument Practitioner gives him a vast understanding of how hearing affects lifestyle. Martin also serves as a board member to the Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society of British Columbia.
Contact Martin at 778-363-4327