We’ve been help­ing ears for 20 years!

The Victoria Standard - - Community / Environment -

Au­di­ol­o­gist Sheri Mac­gre­gor opened the doors of High­land Hear­ing Clinic 20 years ago this month. Her first of­fice was lo­cated in Antigo­nish where she started out with a part-time re­cep­tion­ist. To­day, the team at High­land Hear­ing has grown to three full time au­di­ol­o­gists, one part time au­di­ol­o­gist, and three sup­port staff. They now have a lo­ca­tion in Port Hawkes­bury open four days per week and a satel­lite clinic in In­ver­ness open twice per month.

“The best part of be­ing an au­di­ol­o­gist is when peo­ple tell me the dif­fer­ence we have made in their lives. My goal is to les­son the im­pact a hear­ing loss has on some­one’s life – I want to make sure it doesn’t slow them down or keep them from par­tic­i­pat­ing,” says Mac­gre­gor. “The best com­pli­ment I ever re­ceived was ‘Thanks for giv­ing me my mother back.’” Mac­gre­gor re­calls many changes in tech­nol­ogy over her twenty years dis­pens­ing hear­ing aids. “I re­mem­ber when we had to use a screw­driver to ad­just a few pa­ram­e­ters on hear­ing aids. Now we have com­puter screens full of fea­tures we can ad­just to make hear­ing aids suit each per­son’s unique life­style and pref­er­ences. I’ve seen the pro­gres­sion from ana­log to dig­i­tal to Blue­tooth, wire­less tech­nol­ogy and hear­ing aid apps. I en­joy the chal­lenge of keep­ing up with the tech­nol­ogy ad­vance­ments and have def­i­nitely seen pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion in­crease over the years.”

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