Laurie UsherAudiologist and Practice Leader
Laurie joined the staff as the Clinical Coordinator of the Audiology Department in 2001 after 20 years in public health audiology in BC. She did her training in Arizona and Idaho and her first job was as the community audiologist in Vernon. Prior to coming to BC Children’s, she was the Lower Mainland coordinator for public health audiology. She was the chair of the steering committee of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – BC. As a result of their efforts, the BC Early Hearing Program has been launched in BC, providing earliest detection of hearing loss and intervention services for children and their families. She is currently working in the area of evaluation and research for the BC Early Hearing Program. She has been the recipient of both the Canadian Academy of Audiology - Honors of the Academy and the Distinguished Service Award of the BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Her clinical work at Children’s is with the Neonatal Follow Up Team, supporting the neonatal intensive care graduates and their families along with a team of interdisciplinary colleagues.
BC Early Hearing Program Support Audiologist
Alison has worked as a pediatric audiologist, in both public health and at BC Children’s Hospital, since completing her M.Sc. in Audiology from the University of British Columbia in 2007. In her current role as Program Support Audiologist for the BC Early Hearing Program (BCEHP), Alison provides audiological assessment and auditory brainstem response (ABR) assessment for children from around the province, as well as ABR support and training to the BCEHP Diagnostic Audiologists.
Cochlear Implant Coordinator
Raegan has worked as an audiologist, primarily in the area of cochlear implants since graduating from Western Washington University in 2004 with her M.A. in Audiology. Raegan has also recently completed her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Salus University in October of 2010. She began her career working with the adult Cochlear Implant Program with the Calgary Health Region for two years, and then went on work with Cochlear Americas as the Clinical Applications Specialist for Western Canada for 5 years. She joined the Cochlear Implant Team in August 2011.