Men more likely to have damage to ears than women: study

by Erin Ellis
Vancouver Sun
April 16, 2015

“It’s possible the man in your life is hard of hearing. Men are far more likely to have damage to their ears than women, according to the 2012-13 Canadian Health Measures Survey, released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. Auditory tests revealed 25 per cent of men had hearing loss compared with 14 per cent of women. A significant portion of Canadians live with hearing loss in one or both ears. Why? Men have traditionally had more hearing loss than women because …..” READ MORE ->

Canadians are Losing their Hearing

by Cassandra Jeffry
Kelowna Now
April 15, 2015

” A significant portion of Canadians live with hearing loss in one or both ears.

According to Statistics Canada, at least 20 per cent of adults aged 19 to 79 have at least mild hearing loss, although hearing loss was more prevalent as age increased…..” READ MORE ->

Public Forum on Hearing Aid Costs and Concerns Video

The two videos from the April 26th’s Public Forum on Hearing Aid Costs and Concerns is now available on the UBC website.

We have edited out the opening, closing and other housekeeping remarks. The video begins with Ruth Warick, President of CHHA Vancouver, to introduce the keynote speaker Gael Hannan.

The video is in two parts because of a nutrition break half way through the afternoon. It resumes with the question period. Just click on the links below to access it.

CHHA Part 1: http://mediasitemob1.mediagroup.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/e8975fb848d542c4b863e7d4a2e891631d
CHHA Part 2: http://mediasitemob1.mediagroup.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/4bc421719fc843a78fddab156c61381b1d

Results of Disability White Paper Consultation

From Marilyn Dahl,
CHHA-BC President

On June 17, 2014, the BC Government released their TEN YEAR ACTION PLAN TO MAKE BC THE MOST ACCESSIBLE PROVINCE IN CANADA. It includes items such as the building code, architectural access in public places, accessible homes and more. We will need to ensure that needs of the people with hearing loss are adequately included.

To read the action plan, click on the following link:

http://engage.gov.bc.ca/disabilitywhitepaper/