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.
She was referred to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services by the Lend An Ear Program.
Through WorkBC Assistive Technology Services, Michelle received new hearing aids.
“They were excellent and a dream come true. I could not afford this costly equipment and my extended benefits only covered $500,” she shares.
The new hearing aids have made a big difference in Michelle’s workday.
“I feel more confident. Less anxiety. Now I can get more involved in conversations. I also just got a promotion, and this has helped so much,” she says. “[I’m] able to hear the first time and not have to be worried I missed something. It has also helped with my balance as well.”
Michelle has already recommended WorkBC Assistive Technology Services to people she knows.
“This has changed my life so much for the better,” she says. “[I] highly recommend [WorkBC Assistive Technology Services]. Everyone was so kind and helpful.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.workbc-ats.ca for more information about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services.