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Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility


October 14, 2021

Wavefront Centre Appoints Director, Clinical Operations & Social Enterprise


Vancouver – Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility is pleased to announce that Hugh McCormack, RAUD has been appointed to the position of Director, Clinical Operations & Social Enterpriseand will be joining the senior leadership team at Wavefront Centre and overseeing the portfolios of our Hearing Clinics, Communication Devices and Solutions and business development. Hugh begins in this role on October 25, 2021.

“We’re very fortunate to bring Hugh onboard the senior leadership team at Wavefront Centre, Hugh comes from a diverse background and will bring unique insights to our various social enterprises as we advance our organization growth and position as the premier social enterprise at the forefront of breaking down barriers in communication accessibility,” said Christopher Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Wavefront Centre. Our mission is to serve Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing individuals, their families and the community by delivering innovative programs, products and solutions to achieve full communication accessibility.” 

Hugh joins Wavefront Centre at a unique opportune as Wavefront Centre has gone through a major transformation and period of growth. 

Wavefront Centre embraces and values a diverse and inclusive work environment. Our staff come from a variety of different backgrounds, experiences and cultures. We have staff that are celebrating their 29th year with us, while some have just cleared the 6-month mark. The average employed years at Wavefront Centre is 15 years.  

Established in 1956 and trusted for over 64 years, Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility is a BC based, charitable not-for-profit organization operating as a social enterprise. Wavefront Centre delivers innovative services in Audiology and Communication Devices, Counselling, Seniors Outreach, and Accessible Communication Services that assist people who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing achieve full communication accessibility.  

More About Hugh

Hugh McCormack, RAUD obtained his master’s degree in Audiology from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and his bachelor’s degree in Media Technology from the University of Limerick. Hugh also holds a Certificate in Business Studies from Cork Institute of Technology. Upon completion of his MSc, Hugh worked as a Clinical Audiologist with the NHS in Edinburgh before joining the Auditory Implant Centre in Belfast where he specialized in cochlear implants and bone conduction devices. In 2018, Hugh moved to Vancouver and joined Cochlear Canada as the Clinical Territory Manager for Western Canada. In this role Hugh provided training and support to Audiologists and Surgeons as well as developed and implemented sales plans and strategies for the territory. Hugh was born in Ireland and has worked in Audiology in the UK, USA, and Canada. 

Quick Facts: 

  • Wavefront Centre has 3 Metro Vancouver locations: Vancouver – Mount Pleasant, Vancouver – Fairview, and Port Coquitlam. 
  • Wavefront Centre’s service include: Audiology, Accessible Communication Services, Communication Devices, Employment Counselling, Seniors Outreach and Clinical Research. 
  • Approximately 157,000 people reported being Deaf or Hard of Hearing in BC. 


Media Contact: 

Janee Yang
Communications Assistant, Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility 
604-736-7391 ext 412 


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