GORE BAY – Patients in the Gore Bay area will be able to have their hearing needs taken care of from now on with the once-a-month visit by Phoenix Audiology.
Audiologist Samuel Bruser (the only audiologist located on Manitoulin Island) made his first monthly visit September 15. The hearing clinic was scheduled to be held starting Tuesday morning in the basement of the Gore Bay Medical Clinic; however, power outages made this impossible. Mr. Bruser met with one patient using his car as his office, while for the rest of the clients he had booked for the day, he visited their home locations.
“This is our first day seeing patients in Gore Bay,” Mr. Bruser told the Recorder. “With COVID-19 we have found that it has been harder for some people to travel; and a large portion of my patients are from Gore Bay. With COVID-19 we have been finding little pockets (areas) where there is a need for this service, so we are doing this now.”
Mr. Bruser, who has an office in Little Current, “will be visiting patients in Gore Bay and area once a month depending on the need,” he told the Recorder, noting he also serves customers in Elliot Lake and Sudbury.
“I have been serving Manitoulin Island for over 25 years and had a practice in Mindemoya, which I left last February,” Mr. Bruser said. “I am currently the only audiologist on the Island and it starts with good diagnostic assessment of a patient.”
“We plan to be in Gore Bay once a month and if there is a need we can increase this as well,” said Mr. Bruser.