WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Helps Wanda Retrain for a New Career

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Over 35 years as a flight attendant, Wanda faced difficulties because of her hearing loss. During the pandemic, mask wearing made it even tougher to read lips, and she retired early.

“Financial constraints made acquiring new hearing aids impossible,” she says.

Still looking to work, her audiologist at Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre referred her to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services for funding for a new set of hearing aids.

“With the guidance and efficient support of WorkBC [Assistive Technology Services staff], I obtained specialized hearing aids tailored to my unique loss pattern,” she shares.

“Now, three months later, I am successfully retrained and employed full time in the security industry, all thanks to the invaluable assistance from the WorkBC Assistive Technology Services program and my new hearing aids.

“Thank you again for your support and efficiency!”

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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