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Neil Squire to Host Grand Opening Event for Hearing Solutions, a Fully Accessible Hearing Lab in Burnaby

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Burnaby, September 6th, 2022Neil Squire will be holding a Grand Opening event for their Hearing Solutions program on Thursday, September 15th from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Neil Squire Hearing Solutions is a fully accessible hearing clinic located just steps away from Gilmore Skytrain Station. Through Hearing Solutions, Neil Squire provides the newest advances in hearing aid technology at affordable prices and can offer grants and subsidies to help remove the financial barriers to good hearing health.

Delayed for the past two years due to COVID-19, the grand opening event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, speeches, food, and drinks.

Troy’s New Technology Skills Help Him Spread the Joy of Cooking

Troy dipping his feet in the lake while sitting on a pier

With over 20 years of experience, Troy’s career as a chef saw him traveling the world and operating a successful catering business in Vancouver and later Ottawa, where he now lives. And there were some nice perks.

“I worked quite a bit, and I loved it,” he says. “There were so many times, where it was like, ‘Hey Troy, come up to the cottage for the weekend and you can do all the cooking,’ and I’m like, ‘Sure, why not?’ Vacation and get paid, all right.”

However, about four years ago he began having seizures, losing his balance, and eventually becoming unable to walk. After a long process, he was diagnosed with ataxia, a rare neurological degenerative disorder which affects the body’s motor skills, causing difficulty in speech and movement.

Montessori Numbers

a child playing with an abacus in front of a tablet

We’ve looked at a couple math calculator and equation breakdown apps in the past, but today we are going to look at a math app that instead focuses on building mathematical foundations. Montessori Numbers is a visual math app designed for children aged 3-7, and it offers a wide range of guided math activities that are designed to conform to common core standards.

“I Feel More Confident Sitting Down With a Potential Employer,” Harry Boosts His Job Search With New Hearing Aids

a man in a suit using a laptop

Harry is currently looking for employment with the help of WorkBC Employment Services in Osoyoos. He has severe hearing loss.

“[It] was extremely difficult to communicate with people in many situations,” he explains.

Harry was referred to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services, where he received funding for a new set of hearing aids. The hearing aids have made a big difference in the job search process for Harry.

Speechify Text to Speech

a woman in a cafe holding her phone in one hand and writing in her notebook in the other, with her laptop open

Text-to-speech apps allow users to quickly absorb articles, documents, emails, and virtually anything else found online. Of course, students and professionals aren’t the only ones who benefit from text-to-speech applications. Persons with disabilities including those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, visual impairments, and more, can all benefit from this alternative approach to reading.

New Hearing Aids Help With Michelle’s Promotion

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services participant Michelle

Michelle is a bank teller and account manager at a financial institution in Squamish.

“I am hearing impaired and have needed hearing aids since 2019. With COVID and people wearing masks and plexiglass between us, this created a roadblock in my job. It created anxiety for me as I have to be very accurate,” she explains.

GeoGebra Calculator Suite

a person writing math equations in a notepad

Imagine you’re a highly visual learner, and your math instructor’s teaching style isn’t working for you. You’ve gone for extra help, but you just can’t wrap your brain around these new concepts. Many of us have been there, but the good news is there are now plenty of apps available that are designed to provide alternative means of instruction.

Freeman Hits the Right Notes With the Help of WorkBC Assistive Technology Services

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services participant Freeman playing the organ at his church

Freeman works as a church organist in Nanaimo. He is hearing impaired, and it was beginning to make his work understandably difficult.

The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre referred Freeman to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services for funding for hearing aids.

“[WorkBC Assistive Technology Services] provided the specialized hearing aids I needed and which I couldn’t afford to buy from retail outlets,” he explains.

Free Digital Literacy Tools Available Online

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In 2022, if you want to stay informed and connected to the outside world, being digitally literate is essential. This is especially true for those who are still participating in the work force, as most job opportunities, work environments, and means of companywide communication is online. And while Neil Squire offers free digital literacy training for persons with disabilities, there are also other free options available right now that shouldn’t be ignored. These resources are well-crafted, searchable, and have been used by millions of users.

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400 – 3999 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9
604 473 9360 | 1 877 673 4636
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400 – 3999 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9
778 945 1215
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