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Leslie Holden

Leslie has been devoted to helping the public with their hearing health care needs for over 33 years. She is a licensed and certified hearing instrument practitioner in the province of Manitoba. Leslie worked at the Bay Hearing Centre in downtown Winnipeg for 21 years, and held the position of manager for 12 years. There she built a respectable reputation and had a great rapport with her clientele. In 1998 Leslie created the Polo Park Hearing Centre in a desire to better serve the needs of the hearing impaired in Manitoba. Leslie stood as president of the Manitoba Society of Hearing Practitioners Inc. and also acts as treasurer for the Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society. (CHIPS) In addition she is board certified by The National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences, International Hearing Society (IHS) and the Manitoba Society of Hearing Instrument Practitioners.

She strives to promote hearing health and participate in continuing education, by attending seminars and meetings across Canada, the United States, and around the world, to increase her knowledge of today’s constantly changing and improving technology. Leslie Holden is active in the community and has been an invited speaker on hearing loss and hearing aids at local churches, senior groups and business groups. One of Leslie’s most passionate pursuits in the hearing care field is taking part in missions to third world countries such as Turkey, Egypt, Jamaica, San Salvador, Mexico, Panama City, El Salvador and Honduras to fit children with hearing aids.

Rita Sagriotis

Board certified (BC-HIS) by the International Hearing Society since 1995, Rita is a skilled specialist who is committed to giving her client’s uncompromised service and care. Frequent educational seminars, courses and training opportunities allow Rita to remain an expert with the newest, most advanced technology and equipment available to the hearing industry. Rita is a member of the Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners society as well as the Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners in Manitoba. Her Education and vast experiences ensure that her clientele are treated to the very best that the industry has to offer.

Although Rita’s skill and educational credentials are impressive, it is her character and personal approach to hearing wellness that separate her from the crowd. From the second you arrive, Rita will greet you with sincerity, compassion and understanding. Her holistic approach will ensure that all your needs are met throughout the testing, consultation and fitting process. Rita’s main focus is to ensure that you walk away from the office hearing and feeling better.

One of Rita’s most fulfilling professional moments came recently where as a member of the Polo Park Hearing Centre Team she traveled to Mexico with the Starkey Foundation to help many who are less fortunate than herself. As part of a team of volunteers, she helped fit over 7000 hearing aids to more than 3500 adults and children in need with much appreciated hearing aids.

Candice Holden

Well some people joke about how they started working in their careers when they were 15 years old, but with Candice it’s the truth. Candice started working at the Polo Park Hearing Centre when Leslie opened the doors in 1998. Starting as a receptionist on Saturday’s and during holiday’s Candice worked the front office and became a familiar face to the client’s of the Polo Park Hearing Centre. After graduating high school Candice enrolled in The University of Winnipeg where she achieved her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Conflict Resolution Studies, which she completed in 2005. During her university days Candice began to work more regularly where she began to learn more of the trade of Hearing Instrument Sciences.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts and exploring different employment opportunities Candice concluded that she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and obtain her Diploma as a Hearing Instrument Practitioner. Candice enrolled in Grant MacEwan University in 2007 and spent the next 2 years completing her Diploma and graduated with Honours in 2009.

Candice is a member of The Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society (CHIPS), The International Hearing Society (IHS), and currently stands as Treasurer of The Manitoba Society of Hearing Instrument Practitioners.

Candice has found a true passion for meeting the needs and concerns of the residents of Manitoba and their hearing health care needs.

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