“I Honestly Feel Like It’s Been Life Changing,” New Hearing Aids Make a Big Difference at Work for Katherine

A view of a meeting where various people are taking notes on paper and on laptop, and there are printouts with charts and graphs.

Katherine works in human resources with a non-profit in the Fraser Valley. Her job involves a lot of communicating with co-workers and attending meetings, as well as taking meeting minutes.

She has hearing loss and needs to use hearing aids. However, her hearing aids were getting rather old, and she was worried they might break and couldn’t be repaired. Her audiologist referred her to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services for funding. She applied and was quickly approved.

“They helped me to afford new hearing aids, which was not doable on my own without their assistance. My extended benefits only covered 10% of what was needed,” she says. “I wouldn’t have been able to complete daily tasks if my hearing aids broke.”

Katherine has noticed a big difference with her new hearing aids.

“My old hearing aids were not Bluetooth setup, and now using my new hearing aids I can connect wirelessly to my computer and have virtual meeting sound play right into my hearing aids. I honestly feel like it’s been life changing having better technology to do my job, and I feel I can hear more,” she says.

Katherine says she “absolutely” recommends WorkBC Assistive Technology Services to others in need.

“Everyone through the different steps were amazingly helpful and knowledgeable,” she explains. “[They] walked me through all of the necessary paperwork, and [were] very patient and kind. I am very grateful to have been able to use this opportunity to afford something I wouldn’t have on my own. Thank you.”

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services is operated by Neil Squire. Assistive Technology Services are available to individuals who have a work-related barrier due to a disability or a functional limitation. This may include barriers related to traveling to and from the workplace.

Questions about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services? Need help applying? Contact us: 1-844-453-5506 or info-ats@workbc.ca

Please visit www.workbc-ats.ca for more information about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services.

Government of Canada and BC logos: This program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia

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