Outreach

Ossicle Hearing Inc. (Ossicle SoundField Solutions & Ossicle Hearing and Tinnitus Treatment Centre) is involved in our BC community providing universal accessibility to sound for all.  We are a Kelowna-based provider of Roger Soundfield and Roger Personal for all of BC except the Lower Mainland/Vancouver. With clinical underwriting, our full diagnostic treatment centre in Kelowna is a destination to assess and treat all populations from pediatric to geriatric for all auditory conditions in a state-of-the-art clinic unlike any other. Our free consultations at the clinic in person or remotely by audio or video calls help to assess needs and offer treatment plans to all. Our managed care can then be handled in-person at the clinic or remotely. We are a resource to the community and available for first or second opinions for patients, care providers, parents, teachers, support personnel, and organizations working with the Deaf and/or hard of hearing. 

Here are some examples of our involvement in the community and some of the organizations we offer support to.

2018 KCC Merry Mixer

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December 6th, Ossicle attended the 2018 Merry Mixer - Commerce ConneX & Business After Hours Event at Boyd Autobody West Kelowna. Thank you to the Greater West Kelowna Board of Trade for Hosting.








BCSSA Conference

Sean Jenn and Daryl from Phonak at the Ossicle SoundField table at the conference.

We were at the BC School Superintendents Association (BCSSA) Conference this November in Vancouver promoting Roger. We provided Roger SoundField systems for the breakout session rooms throughout the two day conference. Putting the benefits of Roger into the hands of the decision makers. We were joined by Daryl Houghton from Phonak at the Conference. A special thank you for helping us in our goal in promoting Roger for Education.




BCSSA Conference Raffle Winner

Jeffrey won the prize at the BCSSA conference. Picture of Sean and Jeffrey.


Jeffrey N. From SD78 took home our $50 dollar Starbucks gift card and a Pediatric Phonak Mascot Leo the Lion at this years Conference.




BCPVPA Conference Raffle Prize Winner

The Winner of the $50 Starbucks Card & Phonak Pediatric Mascot "Leo The Lion" Toy at the BCPVPA Conference in Nanaimo is Sunny J. from SD61. Congratulations!



BCPVPA Convention

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We’re at the BCPVPA convention for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC. Sean is busy running the booth and was awarded today for his efforts of equipping break out rooms with Roger SoundField systems! Thank you Sean and congratulations!

- 19 October 2018


EFMA and BCCPAC Draw Winner Announcement

The winner of the BCCPAC and EFMA Conferences DM7000 Raffle 2017 Randy C. from SD27!! Congratulations!

ConneX Meetings

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has monthly meetings and get-togethers for the business community and you’ll see the Roger sound field systems on display and hard at work. Sound field is not only for education and executive applications, but also entertainment and hospitality. If your church, organization, or workplace have multi-member get-togethers, Roger soundfield is the system to use to bring clear speech to everyone, everywhere in the room whether they have hearing change or not, everyone benefits. That’s the benefit of universal design.


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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connections Week

Thank you to the organizers of the DHHCW in Vancouver. We were honored to be a part of providing and supporting Roger Soundfield at the event and connecting with students and teachers and other constituents of pediatric hearing solutions in BC. 

BCCPAC

We are participating in the 2018 conference to advocate for Universal Design in Learning to the members of BCCPAC. With parents’ support, all kids hear equally and have the same advantage including significant increases in learning outcomes when Roger Soundfield is used in the classroom compared to other non UDL amplification systems. The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), a registered non-profit and non-partisan, represents the parents and guardians of over 565,000 children attending provincial public schools. Recognized by government and education partners, BCCPAC is the collective voice of parents on educational issues within the public system; BCCPAC is the parent voice on provincial committees dealing with a wide range of issues, including student assessment, Aboriginal education, curriculum, and school safety. BCCPAC is governed by a volunteer Policy Board of nine directors elected annually by the membership which consists of District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC), Parent Advisory Councils (PAC), and parent associate members. Through our DPAC membership, BCCPAC represents 96% of parents in the public education system in BC.

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Post-Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS)

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PCAS is part of BCIT and provides oversight and support for Resource Centres in Post-Secondary Institutions across BC. Soundfield support in Post-Secondary institutions is vital to transition students from supported secondary BC schools into a new experience with less financial and resource support that is delivered to the post-secondary student, who therefore has to self-advocate and seek out resources at the Resource or Accessibility Centre in their post-secondary school. We can help these students with personal Roger and their schools with Soundfield systems that provide Universal Design for Learning.  Learn more about PCAS here: https://www.bcit.ca/pcas/

Assistive Technology British Columbia

Assistive Technology BC provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities. We can provide Roger personal and soundfield information, product and pricing advantages as well as clinical consulting and workplace advocacy to ATBC as it fulfills its mandate to post-secondary students and their educational institutions and for BC residents in the workplace.

Seniors Safety Fair, Kelowna

The 14th Annual Seniors Safety Fair is being held in June 2018. We are the main sponsor of the event with the mandate to provide universal access to hearing to all participants with Roger Soundfield and clinical education and seniors advocacy through our clinical centre, Ossicle Hearing and Tinnitus Treatment Centre. We are excited to be a part of this again and get the message out about affordable accessibility to hearing for all. 

BC Seniors Living Association

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British Columbia Seniors Living Association was formed 14 years ago by a group of industry leaders that believed there was a need for representation for the Independent Retirement Communities in BC. In 2006 with the creation of the Assisted Living Registry, the Assisted Living Communities became part of BCSLA. We believe all seniors living in community can benefit from universal access to sound with Roger Soundfield systems in their residences.  Roger Soundfield systems integrate directly in to any brand of hearing aid and our clinical support offers no charge activations or substantially discounted accessories as Roger Certified Partners, one of two in BC. Bringing sound for all to enjoy is what we do, in any settings where sound is celebrated.

Educational Facility Managers of BC

Since 1964, Educational Facility Managers from school districts around BC have been meeting to provide support to one another and share ideas. Members come from a variety of backgrounds with the common goal of maintaining a high standard of professional knowledge and skill as well as safety. Ossicle Soundfield Solutions comes into play to advocate for Universal Design for Learning, an educational concept that is all inclusive to students of all abilities all of the time. No other classroom amplification system can provide UDL and integrate into government mandated personal systems for students K-12. By providing not only the classroom UDL soundfield system but also clinical support and care management across BC, we are a resource to BC’s schools that has not existed before.

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WIDHH

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WIDHH is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a society in which people who are Deaf, Deafened, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing are able to fully participate.

IDHHC

The Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, the only non-profit agency of its kind on Vancouver Island, provides leadership, innovative solutions and services through engaging and educating communities, strengthening families, and fighting isolation.


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