Welcome to the CHHA-BC Online Hearing Loss Mentoring Program

Mentors

Introduction to Mentors

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Mentor — Gael

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My life with hearing loss and my training has given me a deep understanding of the issues, challenges and frustrations that all people with hearing loss face, as well as the many strategies that can help us regain good communication. Talking with other people who share similar issues is an important step in moving forward.

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Mentor — Lorne

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I am a retired medical doctor, with no special training regarding hearing difficulties. I am hoping, with my own hearing experience, that I may be able help someone with hearing loss, as they explore or adapt to various listening devices and situations.

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Mentor — Jessica

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My experiences accepting my own hearing loss, coping with communication challenges, and ultimately wearing bilateral hearing aids shape a big part of who I am today. I have learned that hearing impairment should not make a person any less capable of interacting with the world. I believe that through this experience I can empathize with others through this uniquely individual journey.

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Mentor — Bowen

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I have a profound hearing loss in both ears, use a hearing aid and cochlear implant. I am an educator with a passion to instil confidence in hard of hearing children and youth such that their dreams can become realities, through my work as a Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Director of the CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support Program.

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Mentor — Jerry

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I retired from BC Transit in 2001 and have been a member of CHHA for the past 5 years. I am the President of CHHA-Abbotsford and Vice President of CHHA-BC. I have had a hearing loss since my teens and have worn hearing aids for the past 20 years.

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Mentor — Joy

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I am a deaf/hard of hearing individual. In my childhood and high school years, I wore hearing aids and later received a cochlear implant as an young adult. I continue to wear a hearing aid and cochlear implant.

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