Dawn Friend BC-HIS RHAP
Trust your hearing to a friend
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my hearing has declined
A: Hearing without understanding... Hearing loss is not like listening to sounds with the volume turned down. Instead, you may notice that certain spoken sounds like sh, th and f - are more difficult to hear than others. That's why people with hearing loss often say they can hear people talking but can't understand what is being said. It is typical for individuals with a mild to moderate hearing loss to be unaware of their problem, even though family and friends are quite aware of it. Hearing loss is invisible and almost always painless. There are no physical warning signs, except in some cases there may be ringing in the ear(s), but the real reason hearing loss "sneaks" up on you is that the change is so gradual. Most hearing losses develop over a period of 25-30 years. By age 50 or 60, there can be enough deterioration to interfere with conversation.
What will happen if I wait too long?
A: The problem can grow... While most hearing losses do not cause physical pain, they can lead to social and psychological problems. These include: breakdown of communication, social isolation, employment difficulties, depression, frustration, loss of self-esteem and even a permanent decline of word recognition. Hearing loss can prevent the quality of life you've hoped for. It can restrict your ability to interact with others, prevent you from hearing important information, cause misunderstandings, heighten stress, cause unnecessary fatigue and filter out the subtle sounds of nature. Don't let poor hearing make you miss out on the many good and vital messages of life.
Is there financial help to buy hearing aids?
A: Yes, seniors qualify for AADL funding to help pay for their hearing aids. Low income seniors may be able to get two digital hearing aids at no cost to them. People who have lost their hearing due to noise exposure at work may be able to qualify for WCB funding for their hearing aids. Veterans Affairs, Social Services, Native Affairs and some insurance companies will also help fund hearing aids. Our clinic offers interest free SIX month financing if needed.
Best of the Best
All Sizes All Styles
At Grove Hearing clinic we believe each person is unique. Hearing aids come in a range of size, styles and colours to suit your personal lifestyle and hearing loss best.
Hearing aids can also come with various accessories to help aid in your daily life. Bluetooth TV systems, mics, rechargeable battery packs and more
Made for all phones
Moxi All hearing instruments connect directly to all phones* – not just iPhones®.
There’s no need to touch the phone. The patient clearly hears what the caller is saying, while microphones transmit their voice to their mobile phone.
An easy overnight charge provides the freedom to stay in the conversation all day.
More audibility of high-pitched sounds
SoundRecover2 maintains the sound quality of low-pitched sounds, while making high-pitched sounds easier for you to hear again1, 2
Excellent speech understanding
Thanks to Binaural VoiceStream Technology™ you benefit from excellent speech understanding and reduced listening effort in background noise and in challenging listening situations3, 4, 5
Enhanced hearing performance in noise
By combining your Naída B hearing aids with Roger™ microphone technology, you benefit from enhanced hearing performance in noise nearby and over distance5
New easy-to-use rechargeable model
Naída B-R RIC is the most feature-rich rechargeable hearing aid from Phonak
Custom Ear Plugs
Custom fit earplugs provide outstanding noise protection for a variety of recreational and occupational environments. The corded earplug option allows the wearer to place the plugs around their necks when not in use.
Grove Hearing Clinic began in 2005 as the first full time hearing clinic in Spruce Grove. Dawn Friend, owner and operator, began her journey as a young child after her hearing impaired Grandmother came to live with them. Seeing her struggles and subsequently the struggles of her Mother's hearing loss and then her own made her determined to help serve the hearing impaired community. Dawn has been a registered hearing aid practitioner since 2003. Dawn was joined by daughter, Megan Bielby, in 2006.
As a family run clinic we believe in making everyone who visits us feel like they are part of the family. Our choice to stay as a small, family business allows us to give you unrestricted options in brand, type and financial options towards your hearing aids.
Dawn Friend works as the full time hearing aid practitioner. A hearing aid wearer herself, she can assist in helping you pick the best make and model for your lifestyle and budget.
Megan Bielby has been working as office manager and reception for 12 years has been able to pick up tips and tasks to ensure your visit is as efficient and pleasant as possible.
We understand that for many people, finances are the #1 concern when making the choice to get hearing aids. Treating your hearing loss is vital to your enjoyment of life and overall health so we believe in helping you get the financial help you require to make the choice easier for you.
We are vendors for AADL (Alberta Aids to Daily Living) which provides all seniors with benefits towards hearing aids and allows low income seniors and adults on AISH or social assistance to get hearing aids at no cost.
WCB Alberta assists those who have noise induced hearing loss from work situations. After your hearing test, Dawn and Megan can assist you in determining your qualifications for the program and the application process.
DVA assists those who have served in our military or RCMP. We are able to help with your application and requirements to access this benefit.
NIHB provides hearing aids and hearing aid batteries for First Nations and Indigenous individuals through their extended health program.
We are also able to direct bill for members of ASEBP (Alberta school employee benefit plan) as well as ARTA (Alberta Retired Teacher's Association) and assist with getting your benefits from private insurance companies.
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
220 70 McLeod Ave, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3C7, Canada