Meet our dedicated team
Geraldine Ruzicka (Coolidge)
"Geri" BC-HIS, HIS, RHAP
Geraldine, better known as Geri, brings to Assiniboia and Area over 20 years of experience in the hearing health care industry, as well as her personal life experience assisting numerous family members with hearing loss. Not to mention a life time of dealing with and handling her own since birth. I guess you could say Geri was born for this job.
Born and raised in Lashburn Saskatchewan, a small town girl at heart, Geri values family and community above all else and is looking forward to getting to know the people in and around the Assiniboia area. Married into a local family, she has relocated to Assiniboia area to be with her husband. Spending time with her family, working in the yard and visiting with friends are the things she enjoys the most when she's not at work.
Fit with her first set of hearing aids at the age of 8, it was this that started to fuel Geri's desire to help people with their journey towards better hearing. She wishes she could say she had been a hearing aid wearer since the time she was first fit, but that would be a lie. Geri knows all to well the struggles that can be associated with wearing hearing aids and struggling with hearing loss. She knows how important it is to have someone to help make this a more enjoyable experience. Life has made Geri see how important it is to wear her hearing aids and how important it is to hear each and every sound. From the birth of her sons and grandson to the passing of her mother, Geri knows there is no part of "I love you" that she doesn't want to hear.
She graduated from the Hearing Aid Practitioners Program at Grant MacEwan University in the Spring of 1999 and completed her Audiometric Technicians course later that same year. By The Spring of 2000 Geri had completed her BC-HIS designation from the Nation Board of Hearing Instrument Sciences and became a Registrar Member (RHAP) of CHAPA (the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta). In 2004 she was offered a position with a fast growing company in Southern Ontario and relocated to St.Catharines Ontario, where she practiced till early 2007. Missing her family and the day to day of small town life, Geri returned home to open her own clinic (under the same name as now). In 2018, after 11 years in business, her youngest son became the first kid in Canada to be enrolled in a gene therapy clinical trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This life changing opportunity would involve a great deal of travel, it is for this reason Geri decided to sell her hearing clinic in Lloydminster, and devoted her time and energy to her sons health care.
Now that the trial has come to an end, she is excited to be back at work doing what she loves," Helping people hear their world clearer." The doors to Coolidge Hearing Care opened on December 2, 2020, giving Assiniboia and area its ONLY first time full service hearing aids clinic.
In November of 2021, Geri was proud to be elected as the incoming President of SHIPS (Saskatchewan Hearing Instrument Society) for 2022-2025. It is her goal to help strengthen the professional and educational requirements of the industry, providing the residents of Saskatchewan with quality hearing health care services.
You’ve heard her story, now it's time to tell her yours!
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Christina Chant (Aussant)
"Tina" Customer Care Representative
Since the day we opened, Coolidge Hearing Care has been blessed to have Christina, known to many as "Tina," looking after the clients we serve, and keeping Geri Organized. Always friendly with a genuine smile and a warm laugh. Christina is willing to do what ever is needed to help others.
Raised right here in Assiniboia, Christina is a local girl through and through, one many of you are used to seeing in and around the area. Her dedication to helping others shines through in the office. With over 16 years experience in customer care her experience is a great asset to our small team. Dedicated to getting the job done and improving the quality of life for those around her makes Christina the perfect person to great you as you enter the doors of Coolidge Hearing Care.
When Christina isn't busy working she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. When talking about her children, Christina shines with pride. Now that that her oldest son has Graduated from High School and her youngest is in High School, this gives her and her husband time to participate in many different outdoor activities they enjoy, from gardening to camp fires and so much more. During storm season don't be surprised if you see them driving around chasing the storm. Her more relaxing hobbies include crocheting, arts and crafts, watching movies and baking. Fingers crossed we will all get an opportunity to sample some of her delicious homemade goodies from time to time.
Though relatively new to the hearing health care industry, so has proven herself to be a quick and eager learner and continues to work hard learning all she can to assist you with all your hearing health care needs.
Christina is dedicated to making sure your hearing health care experience is a positive one from the moment you call to book your first appointment. Your comfort and privacy are her main concern. Give Christina a call today, she looks forward to hearing from you soon.