Auditory Outreach
Provincial Resource Program
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​ Auditory Outreach is a Provincial Outreach Program funded by the Ministry of Education and hosted by School District 47, Powell River
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Roger Touchscreen Upgrades – LOAN BANK UPDATE - Digital Equipment Loans
​ In addition to Roger receivers, Auditory Outreach is pleased to announce the Roger Touchscreen is now available for upgrades, as well as new requests. We also continue to provide the Cochlear Mini Mic 2+ and Oticon EduMic*.  Thank you to all parties for your patience as we have worked together to bring forward the Auditory Outreach loan bank to digital.  A very special thank you to the Ministry of Education Inclusive Education Learning Division for their generous support and understanding of the program's equipment loan bank needs. 
Roger Touchscreen Upgrades – LOAN BANK UPDATE - Digital Equipment Loans

In addition to Roger receivers, Auditory Outreach is pleased to announce the Roger Touchscreen is now available for upgrades, as well as new requests. We also continue to provide the Cochlear Mini Mic 2+ and Oticon EduMic*. Thank you to all parties for your patience as we have worked together to bring forward the Auditory Outreach loan bank to digital. 

A very special thank you to the Ministry of Education Inclusive Education Learning Division for their generous support and understanding of the program's equipment loan bank needs. 

Please contact program manager Melanie Gosselin regarding any policy update questions, or assistance with forms. The Equipment Exchange form has been updated, and all other related request forms are in progress. Thank you. 

A completed request will include:

  1. A Request for Equipment or Equipment Exchange** request form with authorizing signatures from audiologist and school/ district.
  2. The most recent audiology report (within approx. one year).
  3. Permission to Share form if new to the program, or if change in district, independent school, or audiology clinic.

    For assistance with equipment please use the EasySheets, user guides, instructional videos, and contact our program audiologist Carrie Siu, or myself.

    We encourage audiologists, TDHHs/ HRTs, EAs, parents/ guardians, school teams, and everyone involved in supporting students to become familiar with equipment through the user guides, videos, and print material available from Auditory Outreach and the manufacturers.

    With thanks,
    Melanie Gosselin
    Program Manager │ Auditory Outreach, PRP
    T: 1-866-430-4327 ext 1
    info@auditoryoutreach.ca

    For more information:

    Roger Touchscreen Overview

    Roger Touchscreen User Guide

    Roger Touchscreen Datasheet

Roger X Datasheet

*Available for cochlear implant users, Ponto 4 and newer model Oticon aids.
**In keeping with http://cshbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CSHBC-ACPG-03-Remote-Microphone-Hearing-Assistance-Technology.pdf.

**Subject to stock availability. New requests will be prioritized, followed by technical service and exchange requests. Please note, we are currently subject to world shipping and supply demands, so delays may be expected. 

February 2022


Accessibilty Options with Read aloud and Microsoft Edge

​Choose Microsoft Edge to view our website and:

1. Click the settings via the three buttons at the top right corner and select Read aloud 

2. Or use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+U 

3. Or highlight text, right click and select Read aloud. 

Voice options are available in a variety of languages, and may be changed to suit a range of speeds. 


New Touchscreen Accessories Added & New Accessory Form
​We've added the Roger Touchscreen boom microphone and belt clip to our accessory loan bank! These will add an optional way to wear the Touchscreen, but please note:
1. Automatic mic mode is disabled when the boom mic is in use
2. To access modes such as small group mode, the boom mic must be removed and the transmitter must be OFF when the mic is inserted/removed to avoid damage
3. The boom mic operates at 10dB less sensitivity
If you feel the Touchscreen boom mic and belt clip are suitable, please request using our new Accessory Request form. One mic and clip combination per student transmitter loan. Thank you.  Accessory Request NEW 2021.pdf
New Touchscreen Accessories Added & New Accessory Form

​We've added the Roger Touchscreen boom microphone and belt clip to our accessory loan bank! These will add an optional way to wear the Touchscreen, but please note:

1. Automatic mic mode is disabled when the boom mic is in use

2. To access modes such as small group mode, the boom mic must be removed and the transmitter must be OFF when the mic is inserted/removed to avoid damage

3. The boom mic operates at 10dB less sensitivity

If you feel the Touchscreen boom mic and belt clip are suitable, please request using our new Accessory Request form. One mic and clip combination per student transmitter loan. Thank you. Accessory Request NEW 2021.pdf

Equipment Cleaning Guidelines - Still There to Assist
Equipment Cleaning Guidelines September 2021.pdf Guidelines and recommendations to assist with cleaning assistive listening devices during COVID-19.  
Equipment Cleaning Guidelines - Still There to Assist

Equipment Cleaning Guidelines September 2021.pdf Guidelines and recommendations to assist with cleaning assistive listening devices during COVID-19.  

​These guidelines remain posted to assist everyone. Please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-safe-schools for the most up-to-date information. Please note, for cleaning of the loaned devices, the Auditory Outreach guidelines do apply in terms of specific materials to be used. Thank you.  

 Auditory Outreach, Provincial Outreach Program

AO-PRP, PRP-AO, CI-AO PRP, Provincial Outreach for Cochlear Implants and Auditory Training Equipment Program

Whichever name we are known by, Auditory Outreach, in collaboration with provincial centres, local audiologists and other service providers, assists public and group 1 and 2 independent schools throughout the province address the needs of school-aged students through loans of assistive listening devices for individual students with hearing loss identified as needing this technology for school use. In addition to equipment loans and services, we offer audiology, speech language pathology, and hearing resource teacher expertise and outreach in support of the development of local capacity, through consultation with school staff and parents, assistance with assessments, and assistance with the establishment of goals for individual education plans for cochlear implant students.