Archive for category Hearing Aids & other Techno Aids

Deaf, Hard of Hearing lobby for video…

“Video relay service would make life much easier for those who are deaf or hard of hearing”

By Jennifer Moreau,
Burnaby Now
October 17, 2012

For Burnaby resident Lisa Anderson-Kellett, communicating on the phone can be cumbersome. Like many people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Anderson-Kellett’s options are somewhat limited to relaying typed messages through an operator or using a TTY, a machine used to type messages to other TTY users. READ MORE ->

Decisions Endless When It’s Hard to Hear…

The Vancouver Sun
October 6, 2012

Abi Rezai is a stylish kind of guy who wouldn’t be shopping for hearing aids if they were still those bulky, putty-coloured jobs you can spot across a room. “I wouldn’t have them if it was like one of the big ones,” he said while being fitted for a second, tiny behind-the ear hearing aid that all but disappears under his hair. READ MORE ->

Hearing Aid Subsidies in Canada

document iconWith the recent recession, people with hearing disabilities are looking for sources of funding to cover the cost of the hearing aids. Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – National Office have produced this document called “Canadian Hearing Aid Subsides.” It outlines the programs available for assistance from each province and territory.

From an updated version for British Columbia, have a look on page 9 for available funding sources (which there is not much unfortunately!). Click this document in PDF Format!