Northern Hearing - provider of hearing health care, supplies and equipment in Kenora region.
About The Staff
Audiologist & Owner: Leelan Pearson
Mr. Pearson was born and raised in Kingston Ontario and was immersed in the hearing healthcare field since the day he was born. His parents, Dellwyn and Nicole Pearson, owned and operated several hearing aid clinics under the name Professional Hearing Services. Even as a child, during summer vacation Mr. Pearson would work at the hearing clinics running errands, filing, cleaning, as well as checking, cleaning, and doing minor repairs to hearing aids. From an early age Mr. Pearson was groomed to be a professional, knowledgeable, and experienced audiologist beyond his years.
Mr. Pearson has a Bachelor of Science degree in the Honours program with a Specialization in the Health Sciences from Trent University and a Masters of Clinical Science degree in Audiology from Western University. Mr. Pearson also has a Minor in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Pearson was on the Dean's Honour Role consecutively throughout his university career. Along with his university degrees, he is also registered with the College of Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist of Ontario, his field's professional regulatory body.
Mr. Pearson was attracted to Kenora due to his passion for the outdoors, small community intimacy, and natural beauty that is Northwestern Ontario. Mr. Pearson is an avid outdoors enthusiast with a passion for fishing, hunting, hiking, cross country skiing, 4-wheeling, and camping. Kenora truly is a match made in heaven for Mr. Pearson and he looks forward to increasing services and commerce in this community.
Hearing Instrument Dispenser: Loris Letain
Loris was born and raised in the Norman/Kenora area. She graduated from Lakewood High School in Kenora. She began her employment at a local grocery store and eventually became a Meat Cutter in the Butcher Shop. Loris left this position to start her family. Loris has two grown children who are married, one of whom has a hearing loss. Educating herself about hearing loss and helping those with a hearing loss became a passion for Loris and it remains a passion to this day.
This passion and knowledge led her into the field of Hearing Health Care.
Loris was hired by the Canadian Hearing Society in 1986 and it was through the Canadian Hearing Society in Kenora and Toronto that she completed her training as a Hearing Instrument Dispenser. In 1988 Loris wrote the Hearing Instrument Practitioner Exam and became an accredited Hearing Instrument Dispenser and a member of the Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP). In 2007 she was elected to the Board of Directors of AHIP and served in this position for six years. Loris had been employed by the Canadian Hearing Society for the last twenty eight years as a Hearing Instrument Dispenser and team leader and mentor to students enrolled in the Hearing Instrument Specialist Course.
Loris is a volunteer on the Board of Directors with NILS (Northwestern Independent Living Services). She is an avid swimmer, gardener and hiker. Loris is also a Toronto Blue Jays fan and played in the Ladies Softball League. Loris has also been known to land a few nice Walleye and Bass while out fishing.
Loris is extremely pleased to be joining the Audiology team at Northern Hearing. She looks forward to serving her past clients and meeting new clients in her position as Hearing Instrument Dispenser with Northern Hearing.
Hearing Instrument Practitioner & Office Administrator: Lori Pearson
Lori Pearson hails from a long line of nurses. Her mother, father and older brother all joined the nursing profession and it was only natural that Lori became a nurse too. Born and raised in Kingston Ontario, Lori grew up in the city surrounded by her vast extended family and friends. Her admiration for arts and culture has fueled her love of exotic cuisine, dance and travel. It was when she met her husband 21 years ago that she was introduced to outdoor leisure and fell in love with "lake life" and nature adventures. The relocation to Kenora was a big change, but a surprisingly natural one.
She earned her Registered Practical Nursing diploma from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, ON. Lori worked as a nurse for eleven years, five of those years at Kenora's Pinecrest Home before entering the Hearing Aid Practitioner course at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Lori has graduated and is now registered as a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with the Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario.
Lori can usually be found in the blueberry patch, reading a book, gardening, and trying to get her daily 10,000 steps.