Laurie works as a self-employed cleaner in Mission.
She has hearing loss and needs hearing aids for work. She found that she was needing clients to repeat themselves at work, and she needs to pay attention to her environment — for example, if she uses the washing machine at work, and doesn’t hear that it is an uneven load, it could cause damage to the machine.
Her audiologist at Amplifon referred her to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services for funding assistance for hearing aids. She applied and was quickly approved for funding, receiving high quality hearing aids that connect with her phone via Bluetooth.
The new hearing aids have made a big difference in Laurie’s ability to do her job, allowing her to effectively communicate with clients. They also make a big difference with safety, allowing her to be more aware of her surroundings.
She notes that recently she was able to accommodate a request that a client made in-person that she might not have been able to hear before.
“This could not have been accomplished without hearing aids,” she says. “[I’m] so glad and thankful to have the hearing aids that allow me to hear.”
Laurie says she “definitely” recommends WorkBC Assistive Technology Services to others in need, as she wouldn’t be able to work without her hearing aids. She expresses her “deepest appreciation for the support.”
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 email@example.com
Please visit www.workbc-ats.ca for more information about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services.