The Way We Hear it! A Community Engagement Exhibition at

the Albion Community Centre – MAY 1-31 Everyday


This May, CHHA-BC invites you to join us at the Albion Community Centre in Maple Ridge for “The Way We Hear It! A Community Engagement Exhibition,” running from May 1st to May 31st, 2024.

Celebrate Better Hearing and Communication Month with our interactive exhibit, designed to educate visitors on hearing health, hearing loss, and treatments while promoting solidarity within the deaf and hard of hearing community.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our partners and the City of Maple Ridge for their generous support in making this engaging experience possible. Don’t miss this opportunity for a hands-on exploration of our auditory system! Read More

Can’t make it this time? Not a problem. Watch a virtual tour of our exhibit Click Here


The Way We Hear It! A Community Engagement Exhibition 2022


The exhibit has completed its showcase for the entire month of May at the Okanagan Science Centre which engaged a total of 2252 members of the general public and our community of people with hearing loss. It was an incredible journey to make this dream a reality for CHHA-BC. Our goal is to make this a modular exhibit that will travel to different regions of the province each year in order to fulfill our mission of increasing awareness of hearing health.

Here are the highlights of The Way We Hear It! 2022:

May 1st: Opening day! Hearing screening was offered for the first week of May by Interior Health audiologists for those who wanted to learn more about their own hearing levels and where to receive audiology services.

May 2nd: Bowen Tang, Engagement Manager of Cochlear Americas hosted two talks at the science centre about “What to do when hearing aids are not enough,” which explored the use and candidacy criteria for cochlear implants.

May 12th: CHHA-BC and the Okanagan Science Centre celebrated the success of The Way We Hear It! in Vernon, BC, with dedicated volunteers and a community of people with hearing loss, community partners and organizations, professionals in the fields of audiology and speech pathology, ASL educators, and members of Vernon’s city council. We had an attendance of over 60 people. This special event
acknowledged the hard work of this innovative project and to come together to celebrate better language and communication month (also known as speech and hearing month). We heard from an exceptional group of guest speakers which include: Jessica Niemela, CHHA-BC-secretary, Victor Cumming-Vernon Mayor, Dione Chambers- Okanagan Science Centre executive director, and Dr. Ruth Warick CHHA-BC president. We also received an inspirational pre-recorded video message from The Honourable Carla Qualtrough-Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion, which commended us on the importance of an exhibition of this caliber for the cause of hearing health awareness.

May 26th: The Honourable Harwinder Sandhu M.L.A., joined us for a private tour of The Way We Hear It! where we discussed issues related to hearing health, accessibility and our community of people with hearing loss.

May 28th: Deaf educators and community members Delallee Piper and Tara Dyck put on an incredible ASL games/storytime for a group of 14 children at the exhibit. Some children had hearing loss, while others had deaf/hard of hearing family members, or were simply eager to learn more about ASL.