Larissa Nelson, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner

Larissa entered the field of hearing care so that she could combine her background in science with her desire to help and educate people about their health. She loves being part of her customers’ journey back to hearing health, and says that watching a client regain their ability to communicate and participate in life is one of the most fulfilling experiences she has ever had.

Larissa is saddened by the fact that people simply accept their gradual hearing loss and inability to communicate; she wants them to realize that hearing loss is a health problem that can be improved.

In her spare time Larissa likes to watch her kids’ sports activities, create digital art, hike and pursue genealogy.


Bonnie Tytel, Hearing Care Coordinator

Bonnie joined Island Beltone in the late fall of 2018. Originally from Ontario, Bonnie and her son moved to the Cowichan Valley in the summer of 2013. In Ontario, she worked with young parents and was a community educator. Her love of people and helping to support them has been a great asset is assisting our clients and their hearing experience. Bonnie understands the importance of quality of life, and that hearing loved ones and the sounds of nature are a huge part of that quality.  She is committed to helping support individuals meet their hearing needs.

In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys woodworking, creating stain glass, chasing the sun, and exploring beaches.