Annual General Meeting 2019 – The AGM is coming up on May 11, 2019 at BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, 15220 – 92 Avenue in Surrey.   CART is provided.  Check back for more information coming soon!  For more information, feel free to call us at our toll free 1 866 888 2442 or email us at

CHHA Chilliwack Speechreading Level 1due to lack of registration, the class is cancelled until September.  series of 10 classes are on Thursday mornings March 21 to May 23rd, 10 am to 12 Noon.  Stephanie Bryant will be teaching the classes at CHHA-BC Resource Centre, 216-9181 Main Street.  For more information and registration, please email: or phone: 604 795-9238.

CHHA Comox Valley Speechreading Level 1 series of 10 classes are on  Tuesday evenings  February 26 to March 26:  7:00 to 8:00 PM; April 02 to April 30:  8:15 to 9:15 PM.  Nerissa Davies, MSc, R.Aud, R.H.I.P. (Registered Audiologist) will be teaching the classes in Room A at the Comox Recreation Centre on Noel Avenue.  Room A has a Loop system in place for those with T-Coils in their hearing aids.  For more information and registration please email: or phone: 250-334-4886.

CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support Program is having their Post Secondary Workshop on Monday, April 8th, 12:30 to 3 pm at BCIT Burnaby Campus in Room SE02-212a.  For more information check out their page here.

CHHA Abbotsford is having their meeting on Monday, April 22, 1 pm at Chances, 30835 Peardonville Rd.  For more information please contact Jerry at

CHHA Abbotsford Speechreading Level 1 will take place on July 3rd to September 3rd, 2019.  For more information, please contact Jerry at

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 examines 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.

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 seeking guidance and mentoring in adjusting to their own hearing loss.

This month’s CHHA-BC e-LOOP for April 2019 is available by clicking here or visiting 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

CHHA North Shore Branch offers Sound Advice monthly meetings which are 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 are 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 individuals. For more information, call 604-926-5222.