Cochlear Implants hit 30!

From Vancouver Sun
October 6, 2012

Cochlear implants originally performed only on profoundly deaf people are now being used with patients who still have some hearing. That’s because the electrodes threaded into the inner ear have become much smaller over time so there’s less chance of damaging healthy tissue during the operation …READ MORE ->

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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 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is pleased to collaborate with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund (BAF) which promote accessibility measures and ensure they are in place. CHHA is grateful to the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund for its support of the creation of this guide. This guide will examine the kinds of accessibility regulated by the CRTC which are designed to support people living with a hearing loss. Full Access – A Guide for Broadcasting Accessibility is available for loan at CHHA-BC office or your local branch as a hard copy, or you can find the Guide in pdf format at CHHA’s National Accessibility Hub’s website

 

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: Hear Your Way to Success – Career Panel – is on Tuesday December 5th 2017, 5pm to 7pm at Burnaby Central Secondary, 6011 Deer Lake Parkway. This workshop is for high school and undergraduate students. Light food/refreshments and captioning will be provided. Five panelists lined up whom are either working in their career field or have done co-op/internships: registered nurse, engineer, financial planner, auto mechanic, and teacher. Come and hear their experiences navigating the workplace. Click here for more information and to register! Deadline is December 1st.

 

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: leslee@idhhc.ca.

 

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 http://www.ifhohyp.org/new_site/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ifhohyp_newsletter.pdf. 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

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Hearing Health – Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of Vancouver Sun

Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of the Vancouver Sun on “Hearing Health” have some some useful articles on hearing loss. It is wonderful that both Nora McKellin, President of CHHA-BC and Grace Shyng, M.Sc., Aud. (C), RAUD, RHIP, Head of Audiology at Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing were able to contribute in some way.

On page 7, Nora gave some great insight in an article called “Aging and Hearing Loss”

On page 2, Grace contributed to the article called “Learn about Hearing Loss”

Here is the link – Mediaplanet’s “Hearing Health”.

911 Emergency Services/Emergency Notifications Survey

Have you ever had problems accessing 911 emergency services or are you concerned about getting emergency notifications such as storm warnings or natural disaster alerts? Do you feel current technology is limiting your access to these services.

If you have a disability (includes those who are hard of hearing) and are interested in making 911 emergency services and emergency alerts better and would like to ensure these services meet your needs, then please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

http://www.neilsquire.ca/E911survey

The Neil Squire Society is looking for your opinion on how the next generation of emergency service and alerts designed to work with mobile phones should work for you. Your opinions are important.

As a thank you, all participants who complete the survey will be entered in a draw for a $200 gift certificate to The Bay Department Store. The deadline is February 15, 2012.