Jo-Ann Performs Better at Work With New Hearing Aids

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Jo-Ann works as a Specialized Education Assistant for a school district on Vancouver Island. She works with students with behavioural issues, helping them learn self regulation tools and life skills while supporting their academics.

“I have significant hearing loss in both ears,” she shares. “To successfully and safely fulfill my job requirements I need to hear conversations in the school yard, participate in class discussions, and be attentive to speech nuances.”

Her audiologist referred her to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services for funding for a new set of hearing aids.

“I was able to receive two new hearing aids at no cost,” she says, thanks to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services.

Jo-Ann says she recommends WorkBC Assistive Technology Services to others in need.

“I perform better [at work],” she explains. “These hearing aids have helped me tremendously in my career. I no longer have to ask students and colleagues to repeat their words or sit closer to the speaker in meetings. Students are able to speak to me in confidential tones, and I catch specific speech nuances in the playground before a mood shift occurs.”

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

Please visit 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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