Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) is responsible for providing audiology services to Nova Scotians of all ages, and speech-language pathology services to preschool children and adults. NSHSC delivers integrated and standardized provincial services across 34 clinical sites, located in 24 communities. Nationally certified Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists, with support from Communication Disorder Technicians and Administrative Support Professionals, provide core services (prevention, diagnosis, and treatment), develop and monitor provincial clinical standards, and collaborate with partners to deliver a number of special programs (e.g., Autism, Stroke, Cochlear Implant). Click here to read more about NSHSC.
*Visits are defined as “episodes of care” or services provided to clients and/or their caregivers.
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres is proud of our accreditation by Accreditation Canada.
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres' History
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres was initially established in 1963 by a group of interested citizens in Halifax who felt the need for such a service in their community. Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres has grown to encompass all regions of Nova Scotia and individual centres are located in 24 communities throughout the province. School-aged children receive speech and language services through school boards.
To learn more about the services in your area please click on the location on the map on the "Find a Centre Near You" section.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are trained health care professionals who assist people with hearing and speech and language disorders. If you are interested in pursuing a career in these professions more information is available at the School of Human Communications Disorders, Dalhousie University.
In 2001 the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Clinic became Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres and a new logo was developed in order to better reflect the services we provide to communities throughout Nova Scotia.