Meet our dedicated team
Geraldine Ruzicka (Coolidge)
"Geri" BC-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. Newly 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. Unfortunately, Geri knows all to well the struggles associated with wearing hearing aids and the importance of having someone to help make this a more enjoyable experience. Life has made Geri realize the importance of wearing her hearing aids and made her aware of how important each and every sound is. 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 is easing to an end, She is excited to get back to work doing what she loves," Helping people hear their world clearer." You’ve heard her story now it's time to tell her yours! Book your appointment today.
Christina Chant "Tina" Customer Care Representative
Coolidge Hearing Care is pleased to welcome Christina, known to many as "Tina," to our team. Tina brings not only her warm and friendly smile to the front office of Coolidge Hearing Care, she comes with over 15 years of experience in customer care. Tina has dedicated her whole life to helping others and is a perfect match for the Coolidge Hearing Care team.
Born in Regina and raised right here in Assiniboia, Tina is a local girl through and through, one many of you are used to seeing in and around the area.
When Tina isn't busy working she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenage boys participating in many different outdoor activities. 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.
Tina might be new to the hearing health care industry, but she has been hard at work learning all she can to assist you with all your health care needs. She 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. She looks forward to hearing from you soon.