Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - BC Chapter

Coming Events

CHHA-BC Resource Centre office has moved! Our new address as of December 1, 2014 is: #216-9181 Main Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4M9. Our office phone number and email addresses are the same.



The CHHA Vancouver Branch is having their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 17, 2017, from 1 pm to 3 pm at Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2125 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver (Please use street parking and enter through the side door).

Feature speaker is Dr. Lorienne Jenstad from University of British Columbia and the title of her presentation is “What’s that test all about? Understanding what the audiologist is doing when setting your hearing aid to be right for you.” She will share some of the mysterious measurements that happen when people are fitted with hearing aids. Explore the “real ear measurement” and why it’s so important. She will describe what happens during the process, what sounds you might hear, and what you might see. We’ll look at examples of the measurements and what those tell you about what your hearing aids can or cannot do for you. Finally, we’ll discuss the evidence that tells us about the benefits of these measurements.

Please RSVP to this event by emailing no later than November 11th, 2017. For more information, see pdf by clicking on the graphic on your right.


Christmas Experience Show is on December 14, 2017, 1:00 pm at Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, BC. This annual Christmas Experience Show lasts about an hour and a half, and this year it features noted children’s entertainer and ventriloquist Kellie Haines, as well as a visit from Santa Claus. All of the children receive a gift bag from Santa.


CHHA-BC Chapter, in a joint initiative with CHHA Vancouver Branch, has established a web-based Online Mentoring Program (OMP) for individuals with a hearing loss in British Columbia. The purpose of this program is to provide a medium for peer interaction, guidance, and the practice of coping skills through one-to-one mentor support. Check out CHHA-BC’s Online Mentoring Program as there are links to general information on various aspects of coping with hearing loss, from people who themselves have hearing loss; confidential one-to-one chatroom for those seeing guidance and and mentoring in adjusting to their own hearing loss.


CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support: Back to School – The first day back after summer break can be tough for everyone, especially if you’re starting at a new school with new teachers and new classmates. If you have a hearing loss, the first day of school may be filled with anxiety and nervousness; but it doesn’t have to be! Below I will outline a few tips for how to succeed on your first day back … more ->


This month’s CHHA-BC e-LOOP for September 2017 is available by clicking here or visit the CHHA-BC Newsletter page.


Prevalence of hearing loss among Canadians aged 20 to 79: Audiometric results from the 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey – Released on July 15, 2015


Interested in teaching Speechreading Classes in your community? Contact Leslee Scott for more information. Her email address is:


International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People is pleased to present their 2017 Fall Edition of their Newsletter. You can find this newsletter on Check out an interesting article on “Finding your Way” by Bowen Tang (see the article on pages 8-13).


CHHA North Shore Branch offers Sound Advice monthly meetings which is held on the first Friday of each month from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the West Vancouver’s Senior Activity Centre, 695-21st Street in West Vancouver. There is no meetings in the months of July and August. Sound Advice is a monthly series of informal workshops and discussions around issues affecting hard of hearing. For more information, call 604 926 5222.1170a