Meet Our Team
Audiology is a diverse field encompassing caring for some of the most essential features of being human. The work of audiologists, hearing instrument practitioners and hearing healthcare professionals is vital to society and incredibly diverse. We are here to support those in the field of hearing healthcare, offering a variety of professional services. We specialize in Cerumen Management and offer both online and in-person training as well as customized mentorship. We also offer expertise to private practice owners through business management support. We strive to keep the conversation up to date, so check out our Webinars page for dialogue on the latest conversations happening in hearing healthcare.
Kristopher Hewitt, BC-HIS, RHIP
Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner, Certified in Cerumen Management
email@example.comKris is an experienced Hearing Care Professional who has diverse experience within wholesale, clinic retail, as well as private practice ownership. Prior to joining Pacific Audiology Group, Kris worked in product education with Siemens Hearing Instruments before becoming the business development manager for Demant (Oticon) for several years. Kris later purchased Sunshine Coast Hearing, completed a renovation, re-brand, and upgrade to a digital and paperless database, and operated it prior to selling in 2019. He brings a unique perspective to the business side of hearing healthcare and understands what it takes to be successful in private practice. Currently Kris is licensed as a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner in the Province of BC by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) and also holds an advanced certificate in cerumen management.
Amy Trusler, AuD, RAUD, RHIP,
Doctor of Audiology, Registered Audiologist, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner, Certified in Cerumen Management
firstname.lastname@example.orgAmy holds her doctorate in Audiology Studies (AuD) from A.T. Still University. With the belief wholeheartedly that healthy hearing is critically important to quality of life, she holds an exceptional care record in audiology. Previously a clinic owner in her hometown of Squamish, BC, Amy has worked closely with First Nations Communities initiating a Rural Audiology Care programs (Wild Ears), has provided educational mentorship to several students, as well as providing community lectures, presentation and screening. Amy has designed courses in audiology for clients and audiologists alike. On the business side of things Amy understands the demand of a clinic owner and approaches everything, she does with a high degree of empathy for the demands of that position. Amy sold her practice and followed her calling to work in a more diverse manner in the field launching Pacific Audiology Group, a consulting firm focused on Education, Research and Supporting audiologists and hearing health care professionals in the field. Currently, Amy is licensed to practice audiology and fit hearing aids in the Province of BC by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) and also holds an advanced certificate in cerumen management.
Audiometric Technician, HIP Student
Jocelyn brings six valuable years of front office and support personnel experience to this course. She helped build and grow a rural start-up clinic into a successful, busy, full-time location, independently managing all aspects of operations. Her passion for hearing care led to her taking on more than administrative work. She was easily trained in earmold impressions, assistive listening device support, and diagnostic hearing tests for an ENT, and has acted in that role since 2017. Jocelyn also performs hearing screenings, operates community events, performs orientation on hearing aid fittings, and fitting of hearing protection products. She is passionate about the role of support personnel and training them to the highest level of service, practice and confidence. Jocelyn was inspired to climb the hearing healthcare ladder and has completed her studies through MacEwan University to become a Hearing Instrument Practitioner. Through her studies, Jocelyn realized that there was not enough support and training around earmold impression taking, and so she has wanted to contribute to Pacific Audiology Group’s virtual Comprehensive Earmold Impressions course, which will support this practice for people of all levels, especially support personnel.
Daniel Paccioretti, MSc., Aud(C), RAUD, RHIP
Registered Audiologist, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner, Certified in Cerumen Management
A graduate from San Francisco State University with a master’s degree in Communication Disorders, Daniel Paccioretti has more than 40 years’ experience as an audiologist, educator, and researcher. He has worked in hospitals, public health clinics, education, and the hearing aid manufacturing industry. Dan has provided hearing health care related services, and developed related programs, for deaf and hard of hearing individuals of all ages, with a special focus on school-aged children and older adults. He has conducted and published research and is currently acting as a Research Audiologist for a study looking at older adults’ ability to benefit from advanced technology in noisy environments. Dan participated in the development of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Assistive product specifications and how to use them” guide published in 2021, with contributions to the sections on hearing aids and FM systems. Currently he is licensed to practice audiology and fit hearing aids in the Province of BC by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) and holds certification in cerumen management. Dan is an active member of Speech and Hearing BC and Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC) and holds SAC certification in Audiology.