About Us

Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS) provides quality audiology services to all Nova Scotians and speech-language services to preschool children, home school children and adults. HSNS is accreditated by Accrediation Canada and provides services from 34 clinic sites in 25 communities throughout Nova Scotia. Our audiologists and speech-language pathologists, licensed with the provincial regulatory college, typically receive over 28,000 referrals each year from families, health care providers, educators and other professionals. This year, client visits or episodes of care including diagnosis, treatment, counseling and caregiver training was provided using provinial standards of care. Most services are provided at no cost to Nova Scotian residents with a valid health card. 

*Visits are defined as “episodes of care” or services provided to clients and/or their caregivers.

Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia is proud of our
Accredited with Commendation: November 2017-2021 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 25 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 Communication Sciences and 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.