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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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 2021
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 2021

Equipment Cleaning Guidelines
Guidelines and recommendations to assist with cleaning assistive listening devices during COVID-19.   Equipment Cleaning Guidelines 2020.pdf
Equipment Cleaning Guidelines

Guidelines and recommendations to assist with cleaning assistive listening devices during COVID-19.  Equipment Cleaning Guidelines 2020.pdf

Digital Equipment Loan Bank UPDATES
Roger Touchscreen Added and Roger Receiver Policy Amendments
Digital Equipment Loan Bank UPDATES

Roger Touchscreen Added and Roger Receiver Policy Amendments

With the manufacturer’s discontinuation of the Roger inspiro, the Roger Touchscreen is added as the primary transmitter available for most requests. The Touchscreen will be available for new requests, and when a Roger inspiro is unavailable to replace an allocated transmitter, eg. technical service*. Please note, the Roger Touchscreen is not available as an upgrade request.

Touchscreen EasySheets and our program audiologist Carrie Siu are available to assist with the transition to this new equipment. The Roger Touchscreen POP is available upon request.

We encourage audiologists, TDHHs, EAs, parents, school staff, and everyone involved in supporting students to become familiar with this line of equipment through the user guides, videos, and print material available from Auditory Outreach and Phonak. 

Digital (Roger) receivers will be available for new fittings defined as a request for any student not provided with receivers from the Program within the last six months regardless of grade and/OR digital receivers will be issued to replace allocated receivers when they reach end of life if a replacement of the current model is unavailable.* New fittings typically occur in kindergarten and early primary, however, the Program is not limiting allocation of these digital receivers by grade.

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

For more information:

https://www.phonakpro.com/ca/en/products/wireless-accessories/roger-touchscreen-mic/overview-roger-touchscreen-mic.html

https://www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonakpro/gc_hq/en/products_solutions/wireless_accessories/roger_touchscreen_mic/documents/user_guide_roger_touchscreen_mic_029-3222.pdf

https://www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonakpro/gc_hq/en/products_solutions/wireless_accessories/roger_touchscreen_mic/documents/datasheet_phonak_roger_touchscreen_mic.pdf

https://www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonakpro/gc_hq/en/products_solutions/wireless_accessories/roger_touchscreen_mic/documents/fast_facts_roger_touchscreen_mic_modern_learning_group_work_028-1516-02.pdf

*In keeping with RMHAT Best Practices, Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Consultants (July 22, 2009), replacement receivers of a different model must be authorized and verified by the audiologist; replacement transmitters with same or different model (requires confirmation of frequency) requires validation only.

Summer Hours
​Auditory Outreach will be operating throughout the summer, but with reduced hours and staffing. Please expect some delays in processing equipment requests and service.  When submitting requests please note the date school offices reopen, date of fitting appointment if possible, or if student is moving to another school/ district within the province. Thank you. Wishing everyone a great summer!
Summer Hours

​Auditory Outreach will be operating throughout the summer, but with reduced hours and staffing. Please expect some delays in processing equipment requests and service.  When submitting requests please note the date school offices reopen, date of fitting appointment if possible, or if student is moving to another school/ district within the province. Thank you. Wishing everyone a great summer!

EasySheets & Instructional Videos
EasySheets,  including an Equipment Over view - Troubleshooting guide,  provide tips on the function and basic troubleshooting of some of Auditory Outreach’s most frequently requested equipment.  Please click here to access EasySheets or in the Featured Links below.  We've also added new instructional videos​ and CI videos
EasySheets & Instructional Videos

EasySheets, including an Equipment Overview - Troubleshooting guide, provide tips on the function and basic troubleshooting of some of Auditory Outreach’s most frequently requested equipment. Please click here to access EasySheets or in the Featured Links below. We've also added new instructional videosand CI videos

 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.