BC Professional Organizations Serving Those With Hearing Loss

WorkSafeBC Hearing Loss Prevention
College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Well Being Program

Service Agencies in BC for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre – Victoria, BC
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
St Paul’s Rotary Audiology Clinic services for adults with hearing loss.

BC Organizations which serve Children’s Hearing Needs

BC Hands and Voices a parent-driven organization that supports families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
BC Family Hearing Program & Services
Family Network for Deaf Children
BC Deaf Children’s Society
BC Early Hearing Program
B.C. Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness

Provincial Chapters and Local Branches of Canadian Hard of Hearing Association websites

CHHA National
CHHA-BC Chapter
CHHA-BC Parents Branch
CHHA North Shore Branch
CHHA Vancouver Branch
CHHA Calgary Branch
CHHA Edmonton Branch
CHHA Hamilton Branch
CHHA Manitoba Chaper
CHHA Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
CHHA Sudbury Branch

Hearing Related Canadian Organization Web Sites

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation
The Hearing Foundation of Canada
Canadian Academy of Audiology
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Canadian Association of Educators for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Canadian Hearing Society

Prevalence of hearing loss among Canadians aged 20 to 79: Audiometric results from the 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey

American Hearing Loss Organizations

Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA)
Centre for Hearing and Communication
Hearing Loss Association of America
Association for Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss
Hands and Voices

Hearing Loss Information Related Websites

Speech and Hearing Information Sheets from Speech-Language and Audiology of Canada
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Center for Hearing Loss Help
Hearing Loss Web

Cochlear Implants and Information

Cochlear – Hear Now and Always
Cochlear Community: Connections with recipients and other candidates and people with hearing loss, resources, tools, Phone With Confidence practice tool, etc
What is a Cochlear Implant?
Cochlear Implant Services for Children at BC Children’s Hospital
Cochlear Implant Services for Adults at St. Paul’s Hospital
Advanced Bionics

Noise Awareness

Right to Quiet Society
Noise Center at the Center for Hearing and Communication

Captioning NeedsAccurate Realtime Reporting, Inc specializes in CART captioning for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease

Greater Vancouver Tinnitus Self-Help Group
St Paul’s Tinnitus Clinic

ASL Interpreting Links

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada
Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters

Websites Pertaining to the Culturally Deaf

Deaf BC.
Greater Vancouver Association for the Deaf on Facebook.
Deaf Cultural Centre
Canadian Association of the Deaf

Guide to Hearing Health

Information on Disability Tax Credit
Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or call 1-800-959-8281.

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