Who We Are
Founded in 2005, Enhanced Hearing Centres was established with the goal of providing accessibility, professionalism and high quality service to anyone seeking hearing healthcare in the Winnipeg area and beyond. With these goals in mind, Enhanced Hearing Centres has flourished with multiple locations across 2 provinces.
At the Enhanced Hearing Centres, throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, you can find the best team of Audiologists, Hearing Instrument Specialists, Licensed Industrial Audiometric Technicians and top notch Administrative support staff.
Our mission is to enhance the life of our clients through better hearing.
Robert Izatt; B.A., M.Sc., Audiologist
Robert Izatt has provided better hearing healthcare in the province of Manitoba for over 20 years. He began his career as a Hearing Aid Specialist in Winnipeg in 1984. After attending the University of Winnipeg, Robert received his Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Child and Adolescent Psychology in 1990. A graduate of Minot State University, Robert received his Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Audiology in 1992. Following his graduation, Robert's career took him to several rural Manitoba communities with the North Eastmen, South Eastman and the Burntwood Regional Health Authorities. In 1999, Robert began an extensive pediatric practice while working for the Manitoba Department of Education and with Winnipeg School Division #1. In early 2001, he received additional certification as one of Manitoba's only Educational Audiologists. In July 2001, Robert returned to private practice when he joined the EHC team as a Dispensing Audiologist.
Jackie McCormick; B.Sc., M.Cl.Sc., Au. D., Audiologist
Jackie joined the EHC team in March of 2010, and is our Audiologist overseeing the EHC clinics in the Fort Frances region of Northwestern Ontario. She brings with her not only expert knowledge in the Hearing Healthcare field, but also a passion for improving people's quality of life. Jackie began her education by receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree from Lakehead University. She then became a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, with a Masters of Clinical Science Degree in Audiology. Jackie then went on to be recognized as a Doctor of Audiology from Salus University. When not working, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, is an avid curler, and spends as much time outside as possible in the summer months.
Karina Izbizky; B.A., M.Sc., Audiologist
Karina is our Audiologist supervising the EHC clinics located in Southern Manitoba. Having a family member with a hearing impairment motivated Karina at a very early age to work in the Hearing Healthcare field. Karina began her career by receiving her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and continued on to her Masters of Sciences Degree at Iberoamerica University of Columbia, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Karina has worked extensively with the Deaf and hard of hearing community, where she gained vast knowledge and experience in counseling and rehabilitation for those with hearing impairments or hearing loss. She has received her Level 6 in American Sign Language and is a full member of the Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association and the Canadian Academy of Audiology. Karina joined the EHC team in 2008 and demonstrates not just a desire to help improve a person's hearing, but to also help improve their ability to communicate with their friends and loved ones.
Tanya Altman; B.H.Sc., M.Cl.Sc., Audiologist
Tanya supervises our Dryden and Sioux Lookout clinics in Northwestern Ontario. Having an interest in health and wellness, Tanya began her career by receiving her Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences at The University of Western Ontario. Recognizing the detrimental effects hearing disabilities have on an individual's physical and emotional health, Tanya was inspired to join the Hearing Healthcare field. She pursued a Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and received her Audiology Degree shortly after. Tanya joined the EHC team in 2010 and remains a strong proponent of good health. As a healthy living practitioner, Tanya spends her time away from the office running half marathons, camping, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.
Shannon Osmond; B. Sc. (Comm. Dis.), M. Sc. Aud (C), Au.D., Audiologist
Shannon Osmond joined the EHC team in October of 2014, as our Audiologist overseeing the EHC clinics in The Pas, Flin Flon and Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Prior to joining the EHC team, Shannon worked with the Regional Health Authority for two years, providing pediatric Audiology services in The Pas and its surrounding area. Shannon began her education by receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Minot State University, specializing in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Wanting to serve her home community of The Pas, Shannon returned to school to became a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a Master of Science in Clinical Audiology. Shannon went on to become a graduate of the University of Florida earning the Au.D., professional doctorate degree. Shannon has been and continues to be involved with initiatives involving service provision to remote and northern areas of Canada. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with family & friends, gardening and fishing.
Hearing Instrument Specialists
Mark P. Nitychoruk; Director, P. Mgr., BC-HIS
As director of Enhanced Hearing Centres, Mark is convinced he has “The Greatest Job on Earth.” A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Mark received his P.Mgr. Business degree in 1991. He is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with 25 years of experience in the Hearing Healthcare field. Founded in 2005, Mark created EHC with the goal of bringing top quality hearing services to rural regions and communities. He believes that everyone in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario should have their hearing tested, and has been expanding the EHC team throughout these provinces to help ensure this dream becomes a reality.
Jill Ritchot; BC-HIS
With a history of nurses in the family, Jill initially began her career by receiving her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse from the St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1985. Jill then worked at the Misercordia Hospital until deciding to further her education. After attending Red River Collegiate, she became a Registered Nurse in 1988. Seeking the chance to engage in more one-on-one interactions with clients, Jill joined the Hearing Healthcare field in 1991, and soon became a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. She came on board with EHC during its founding in 2005. Jill loves working with people, and cherishes the special relationships that develop with her clients. A care giver by nature, Jill takes pride in giving special attention to each person who walks through the door, treating them as though they were her family.
Trisha Grenier; BC-HIS
Trisha has been a member of the EHC team since 2009, and works at our Steinbach clinic. She graduated with honors from the Grant MacEwan University Hearing Aid Practitioner program in 2011, and has since written her licensing exams to become a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. Trisha came into the Hearing Healthcare field with a drive to not just change, but to improve people's lives. It isn't just knowledge and skill that Trisha brings to the EHC team; she also brings passion and enthusiasm for helping others.
D'Arcy Forrest; BC-HIS
D’Arcy, having a long time passion for helping others, began her career in healthcare seeking a degree in nursing. After joining the EHC team in 2009 as administrative support, D’Arcy’s drive to help others shifted her attention away from nursing and refocused it on hearing healthcare. Shortly thereafter, she enrolled at Grant MacEwan to become a Hearing Instrument Specialist. D’Arcy graduated with honours from Grant MacEwan in 2012, and recently passed the provincial examinations to become Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Outside of the office, D’Arcy is an avid curler, enjoys camping, the outdoors and loves playing with her dog, Quazzy.
With multiple clinics across 2 provinces, it can be difficult to balance the needs of each location. Fortunately, we have someone like Marte as our Financial Coordinator. She brings harmony to EHC and keeps the chaos at bay. With a knack for figures, and natural mathematical skills, it's no wonder that Marte received her educational background in business. Originally a client, Marte officially joined the EHC team in 2007, bringing with her 25 years of experience in business finance. She views her job as a joy, as she's always learning something new and loves a challenge
Bev came into the Hearing Healthcare field as part of the EHC Team in 2006. With years of experience assisting a family member with a severe hearing impairment, Bev understands the communication difficulties that hearing impaired people face. Her personal connection with the hard of hearing community has motivated her to offer each client she meets an experience that exceeds their expectations. As Administrative Director, Bev utilizes her skills in project development and her extensive background in customer service to ensure that every client in every EHC clinic receives the same level of service she would be proud to offer her own family.