Who we are

Every person deserves a voice. Every voice deserves to be heard.

We are Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS). Established in 1963, we’re a provincially funded resource dedicated to testing and treating hearing, language, and speech-related issues in Nova Scotians of all ages.

Our provincially registered audiologists and speech-language pathologists are here to help you with whatever challenges you’re experiencing, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment. And because we’re committed to serving all Nova Scotians, our services are free with a valid Nova Scotia health card. Beyond hearing, language, and speech, we collaborate with a network of partners to offer several special programs for autism, swallowing, balance, cochlear implants and much more.

With our 35 clinical sites across 25 Nova Scotian communities, support is always close to home.


Our mission

To improve the lives of Nova Scotians by delivering quality audiology and speech-language pathology services.


Our vision

Every person deserves a voice. Every voice deserves to be heard.


Our values

  • Client-centered
  • Leadership
  • Accessible
  • Supportive
  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Collaborative


Success stories

Meet the Nova Scotians whose lives have been changed by reconnecting with loved ones and the world around them.

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Media & reports

Hot off the presses. Stay up to date with the latest hearing, speech and language news, interesting research and updates to our services, locations and offerings.

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Meet our team

Get to know our experienced, dedicated staff helping us deliver the best possible hearing and speech-related services to Nova Scotians.

Board of directors

Meet our passionate board of directors in charge of guiding our organization and keeping our team focused on achieving internal and community goals.

Partner organizations

We partner with several organizations in Nova Scotia to better serve our patients and expand our services.