Hi! I’m Doug Hoyer, a Hearing Care Provider at Bow River hearing.
Having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, toured Canada as a professional musician, spent ten years in the service industry and even did some work as a background actor in film and television, it’s safe to say I came to the hearing health profession by a very roundabout route.
It was the study and performance of music through which I developed a deep fascination with sound—how it works and how we hear it. When I learned that a few of my family members have hearing aids, and that helping people hear could be a profession, I decided to enroll in MacEwan University’s Hearing Aid Practitioner Program.
When I’m not enjoying the opportunity to bring sound back into someone’s life, you can find me writing songs, scoring music, going to concerts, trying to better myself at the gym, or exploring surrounding areas of Alberta. I also get a lot of joy out of cooking, but there’s a lot I still need to learn about making my way around a kitchen.
Here’s a fun fact for you: If you remember a CBC reality show called “Rock Camp,” you may have seen me. I played bass on that program when I was 18!