TRAINING OF MENTORS
All mentors must meet certain criteria to be admitted to the CHHA-BC online mentoring program.
These criteria include being a member of CHHA; a resident of B.C.; have a hearing loss and some length of experience in wearing a hearing device (hearing aid, cochlear implant. BAHA) experience using assistive listening devices; education and or training in coping strategies for managing hearing loss; comfortable and familiar with using the internet; and must then take the Mentor Training provided by CHHA-BC, for this program. Mentors must also commit to a full year of mentoring, and to being regularly available in their own private chat room. Mentors must also pass a Criminal Record Check before being accepted into the programme.