Answer: KDEC’s Kevin Wong, Hearing Aid Technician
If you’re deaf or hearing impaired child is wearing hearing aids or using an FM system, or hearing with a cochlear implant, chances are good that you already know Kevin. He’s an amplification technology wizard who shepherds the repair of some 350 devices for students all over the upper North Island each term. Do the maths: that’s about five to eight devices per student (anything from hearing aids to FM sound systems/receivers, to iComs). Kevin is good. He’s really good at what he does. And he’s fast and efficient. Kevin’s output consistently beats the Ministry’s regulated timeline for maintenance and repair. That he manages to do all of this solo, and without ever losing his cool is why his colleagues gave him a standing ovation at a KDEC Service Awards ceremony.
It’s good to know KDEC has people like Kevin around to make sure the technology is doing its part for our kids—at no cost to their parents wherever these students attend school on the North Island. Drop by the Kelston campus on Archibald Road in West Auckland and introduce yourself the next time you’re in town or contact Kevin at: firstname.lastname@example.org