We are Hearing & Speech Nova Scotia

At Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS), we help those who call our communities home to live life to the fullest with provincially funded hearing and speech services.

We’re here to guide Nova Scotians of all ages through challenges related to hearing, speech, balance and more. And with 35 locations across the province, support is never far away.

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How we can help

Concerned about your or a loved one’s hearing or speech? You’re not alone. Our provincially licensed specialists are here to help, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. We also work with community partners to offer special programs and support.

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Learn about symptoms of hearing loss, get prevention tips and find professional advice about next steps.

Speech & language

See signs of speech and language issues in adults and children, find resources for at-home support and explore treatment options.

Specialized services

From balance and swallowing challenges to autism services and help for homeschooled children — we can help with a wide range of specific issues.

Industrial & community audiology services

We help employers protect employees’ hearing through on-site hearing testing and more.
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Employment Opportunities

Looking for a career in Speech-lanuage pathology or audiology?

Hearing & speech milestones for children

We love to watch our little ones discover the world. That's why it's important to look for key developmental milestones as they grow. Our simple checklist will help you consider if your child should get additional support. Visit our French page.