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We have made a commitment to helping our clients improve how they hear and communicate with the world around them. In addition to offering a full line of hearing aids and devices to fit all budgets, we also provide audiological testing, counselling, and hearing protection products.

At Living Sounds Hearing Centre, we understand that hearing is a personal journey. Hearing loss is about so much more than hearing aids. It is about the loss of emotional connection that is relayed through verbal communication with friends, family, and coworkers. Our experts care about creating a personalized experience, with advice tailored specifically to your hearing loss.

Living Sounds Hearing Centre is locally owned and operated, with locations throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas. At each location, you can expect:

Friendly, trained professionals
A clean, welcoming environment
Advanced equipment to test your hearing
Top-of-the-line hearing aid technology
Precise calibration of your device

History

Formed in 2002 by Tim Goshulak and Greg Nedelec, Living Sounds Hearing Centre Ltd. began with one clinic location at the LeMarchand Mansion in downtown Edmonton. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the largest hearing health centers in Alberta with a number of locations in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert and clinics in Barrhead, Drayton Valley, Leduc, Stony Plain, Wetaskiwin, Westlock, Vegreville, and Fort Saskatchewan.

What to Expect at Living Sounds Hearing Center Ltd.

What to expect on your visit

Knowing what to expect from a visit with a hearing aid practitioner or audiologist can help to ease your concerns. At Living Sounds Hearing Centre, we want you to be comfortable discussing your hearing health needs.

  • We Listen
  • We Have the Latest Technology
  • We Give Straightforward Answers
  • We Demonstrate Professional Expertise
  • We Provide Exceptional Hearing Products & Competitive Pricing

Our Team

Greg Nedelec, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Location: John Roberts Centre


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Greg is a second generation Hearing Aid Practitioner. His father, Louis Nedelec, was the first Hearing Aid Practitioner in Edmonton and encouraged Greg to follow in his footsteps.

Greg graduated from Alberta College in 1982 and has spent his career helping to shape the profession. In addition to being a founding member of the Hearing Aid Practitioner Program at Grant MacEwan University, he was the youngest ever President of the Alberta Hearing Aid Practitioner Association (AHAPA), has been involved with the International Hearing Society (IHS) since 2005 and part of the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) on the Examination Committee as a Canadian Item Writer.

Greg and Co-owner of Living Sounds Hearing Centre, Tim Goshulak, met while working at Thibodeau’s Centre for Hearing Health & Communication. During that time the organization was transitioned to new ownership and in 2002 both Greg and Tim left the company and started Living Sounds Hearing Centre with their first location in LeMarchand Mansion.

In 2005 when Thibodeau’s went into receivership, Greg and Tim took over the Oliver location and 18,000 active client files. Since then Living Sounds Hearing Centre has grown to 24 locations.

Tom Gartshore, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Locations: Bonnie Doon Mall, Drayton Valley & West End Medical


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Tom Gartshore studied history at the University of Lethbridge before becoming interested in the hearing healthcare field. He then enrolled in the Hearing Aid Practitioner program at MacEwan University, graduating with distinction in 2016.

Tom spent a year in the hearing field before joining the Living Sounds team in 2017. He is a registered member of the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta and is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Throughout university, Tom spent summers working in construction and understands the dangers of excessive noise exposure. This experience inspired him to complete an Industrial Testing Certificate in addition to his other credentials.

Tom is passionate about helping those with hearing loss. In his own family, he has seen the impacts of hearing loss and is proud to be a part of the solution.

Natalie Huska, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Location: Synergy Wellness Centre


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Having worn hearing aids for almost 20 years, Natalie is very familiar with the importance of hearing health. She began working in the hearing health industry in the summer of 2002 with a job at an Audiology clinic. After graduating with Distinction from the Hearing Aid Practitioner Program at Grant MacEwan University in 2006, and receiving board certification shortly thereafter, Natalie began her career as a Hearing Aid Practitioner.

In 2007 she joined the team at Living Sounds Hearing Centre, became a member of the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA) and in 2008 became part of the International Hearing Society (IHS).

Valerie Stroeder, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Location: Heritage Square


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Valerie graduated from the Grant MacEwan University Hearing Aid Practitioner Program in 2005 but began her career at Thibodeau’s Centre for Hearing Health & Communication in 2002 (of which Living Sounds acquired the Edmonton operations in 2005) while attending school.

In 2003 she began working at Living Sounds Hearing Centre at the LeMarchand Mansion location. During her career with Living Sounds she has helped open the Barrhead, Drayton Valley and Leduc locations where she travelled to bi-weekly. In 2005 she was moved to the Bonnie Doon location where she has remained ever since.

Valerie is a member of The College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA), National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) and the International Hearing Society (IHS).

Cathy Robinson, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Location: West End Medical


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Cathy began her career as a Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner with Thibodeau’s Centre for Hearing Health & Communication in April of 1989 (of which Living Sounds acquired the Edmonton operations in 2005) and moved on to Living Sounds Hearing Centre in the summer of 2003.

Throughout her career with the organizations she has worked at the West End office location. In addition to her Board Certification through the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS), Cathy is also a member of the International Hearing Society (IHS), College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA) and Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society (CHIPS).

Klinton Pilling, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Locations: St. Albert & St. Paul


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Klinton’s history with Living Sounds Hearing Centre goes back to Thibodeau’s Centre for Hearing Health & Communication (of which Living Sounds acquired the Edmonton operations in 2005) where he worked as a Hearing Aid Technician. Since 2009 Klinton has worked as a certified Hearing Aid Practitioner.

Klinton obtained his Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma from NAIT in 1999 and graduated from the Hearing Aid Practitioner Program at Grant MacEwan University in 2009.

He is registered member of the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA), the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) and the International Hearing Society (IHS). He is also a member of the Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society (CHIPS).

Tania Gora, MSc, R.Aud, Aud(C)

Registered Audiologist
Location: Synergy Wellness Centre


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Tania has worked with Living Sounds Hearing Centre since December 2010 and completed her Masters of Science degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Prior to that she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology & Psychology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

She is also registered as an Audiologist with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA).

Amanda McLeod, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Locations: Barrhead, Riverbend Square & Westlock


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After a 13-year career in office administration at the University of Alberta, followed by time spent at home with her children, Amanda embarked on a career path in hearing health. Watching family members lose their hearing and the struggles they face because of that loss gave her a desire to educate herself and others about hearing loss. Helping people work through the challenges of hearing loss has become her passion and she is pleased to pursue this passion at Living Sounds Hearing Centre.

Amanda is a graduate of Grant MacEwan University, receiving her Hearing Aid Practitioner Diploma with Distinction. Amanda has successfully completed her requirements to be a registered member of the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA) and is a member of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

Danielle Pollard, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Locations: Bonnie Doon Mall & Village Park Mall


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Danielle Pollard spent five years travelling abroad and working in customer service before she found her true calling – becoming a Hearing Aid Practitioner.

Witnessing the effects of hearing loss on her grandfather motivated her to do more research and ultimately led her to find the Hearing Aid Practitioner Program at MacEwan University.

Danielle has been with Living Sounds Hearing Centre since 2011, working in administration while she completed her degree. Now having graduated, Danielle dedicates herself to helping people affected by hearing loss and bringing awareness about the importance of hearing health within the community.

Jessica Finn, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Location: Village Park Mall


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Jessica started working in the hearing healthcare field back in 2013. At that time, she was working in administration, but quickly fell in love with the work that Hearing Aid Practitioners do and decided to go back to school to become one.

Jessica is now Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) and a volunteer on the Nominations Committee with the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA). Her family history of working in loud environments also prompted her to acquire her Audiometric Testing Certificate from MacEwan University.

All things outdoors are at the top of Jessica’s favourite hobbies. She also enjoys sports, reading, and playing with her two dogs.

Jessica plans to further her education in the hearing, healthcare and human service industry, she plans to continue to learn and grow and to always be an advocate for hearing health.

Eric Schenk

Eric Schenk, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Locations: Camrose, North East & Vegreville


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Eric’s interest in hearing health began during childhood when his mother worked at a local audiology clinic. Having seen family members impacted by hearing loss, Eric chose to study at MacEwan University in the Hearing Aid Practitioner program.

Eric has been working as a Hearing Aid Practitioner in Edmonton since 2007 and joined Living Sounds in 2019. He is certified through the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) and is a member of the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta (CHAPA).

Dr. Allison Fox, Au.D, R.Aud

Registered Audiologist
Locations: Red Deer & Lacombe


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Gina Shiels, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Locations: Lacombe, Red Deer & Wetaskiwin


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Gina has been a Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner since 1996. She believes in exemplary levels of hearing care service for all her clients. She is actively involved in all facets of her practice and is confident in the high levels of knowledge/skill our staff continually provide.

When Gina is not in the office, she enjoys walking her dogs, watching the Toronto Blue Jays play or working at her pottery.

Gladys Vale, BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Locations: Lacombe & Red Deer


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I began my career working in a hearing clinic and enrolling in the Hearing Aid Practitioner program in March of 2000.

I qualified as a Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner and am Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. I worked for that company for 20 years. I received their highest honor as Senior Master Practitioner and carried that title for 14 years.

Also, during that time, I served on the Board for CHAPA, College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta, as secretary for 6 years and also as Vice-President for 1 year.

In September of 2020 I came to work for Hearing Sense in Red Deer and continue to do so. I thoroughly enjoy working in this environment and working with such amazing people in this Industry.

Mark Prince

Hearing Aid Practitioner
Locations: Camrose & Wetaskiwin


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Mark graduated from the Hearing Aid Practitioner Program at MacEwan University in 2019 and is currently a member of the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and he and his wife made the move out to Camrose in 2020. He has really enjoyed exploring the many amenities that Camrose has to offer. Mark loves spending his free time outdoors with his wife, playing the drums, and going to concerts. These hobbies have made being diligent about protecting his hearing a must, which is what initially piqued his interest into the hearing healthcare industry. Mark has loved providing the people of Camrose and area with honest and reliable service for their hearing needs, and looks forward to building more relationships in the community.

Dr. Susan Hopf, Au.D, R.Aud

Registered Audiologist
Location: Red Deer


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I am very excited to have been working with Dr. Allison Fox for the past 10 years. As the previous owner of Red Deer Clinical Audiologists, I bring 35 years of experience to the Audiology/Hearing Healthcare profession. I am passionate about working hard to meet the needs of the hearing impaired in Central Alberta and believe totally that the best hearing aid is the one that is worn.

I graduated from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 2006. My interest in the advances in hearing health and hearing aid technology was furthered significantly during my Doctoral studies. I believe that as an Audiologist one should be passionate about finding the right amplification solutions for those living with hearing loss.

I have been thoroughly enjoying connecting with past clients and love meeting new clients daily. I firmly believe in service above self.

Jennifer Spiller, B.A., BC-HIS

Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Location: John Roberts Centre


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Jennifer started her career in government services after graduating from the University of Lethbridge. After many years of serving the public in various roles, she decided to embark on an exciting new adventure. She graduated from the Grant MacEwan Hearing Aid Practitioner program with distinction in 2008 and has never looked back.
Jennifer moved to Edmonton in 2015 and joined the Living Sounds team in June 2021. She enjoys helping people through their hearing journey and understanding their unique needs.
When she is not at work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She has an avid interest in classical music and took up cello as a hobby in 2018. No one at work has actually heard her play, and she plans to keep it that way.

Veronica Gusikoski, M.Cl.Sc., R. Aud

Registered Audiologist
Location: Synergy Wellness Centre


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Veronica graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology in 2014. After graduation, she spent several years in the service industry where she met Tom Gartshore, who introduced her to the field of Audiology. Shortly after, she moved to London, Ontario, where she completed her Masters of Clinical Science in Audiology at Western University.
Throughout her studies and while learning about the impacts of hearing loss, Veronica had the unique experience of undergoing ear surgery, which resulted in her having a mild hearing loss. Gaining a true understanding of the effects of hearing loss further drove Veronica’s passion to promote hearing awareness and help others. She is a registered Audiologist with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA).
Veronica looks forward to making a difference in people’s lives and in her home community. During her free time Veronica is an avid concert goer and enjoys cooking, sports and travelling.

How Living Sounds Helps the community

community

At Living Sounds Hearing Centre we strongly believe in giving back to the communities we live and work in as well as the hearing health community as a whole.

We support local sporting groups such as little league teams and minor hockey. Living Sounds is also a proud supporter of the Edmonton Christmas Bureau and Starkey Foundation.