Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-CHHA National

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-CHHA National The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a consumer-based organization formed by and for ha All levels work together to achieve common objectives.

CHHA is non-profit, bilingual consumer-based organization formed by and for Canadians with hearing loss. The organization works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies to provide Canadians with information related to hearing loss issues and solutions. CHHA currently has 23 branches, six provincial chapters and one national network. It has a national office in Otta

wa overseen by a national board. CHHA's strong Canada-wide organization makes a significant difference in giving hard of hearing Canadians a chance to hear and a chance to be heard.

Myth: Minor hearing loss doesn't need to be treatedFact: Even mild hearing loss can impact the quality of life, affectin...
05/28/2024

Myth: Minor hearing loss doesn't need to be treated

Fact: Even mild hearing loss can impact the quality of life, affecting communication, social interactions, and even safety. Early treatment and intervention can prevent further loss and improve life quality.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard.

National AccessAbility Week highlights important initiatives available to create an Accessible Canada. The CHHA leads in...
05/26/2024

National AccessAbility Week highlights important initiatives available to create an Accessible Canada.

The CHHA leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard.

Our initiatives include:

⭐Get In The Hearing Loop is a communication access program that is a national movement to promote communication access and support a barrier-free Canada, one loop at a time. We hope to change public spaces — and lives! — by sharing information about hearing loops.

⭐The Hearing Health Alliance of Canada (HHAC) is a program that serves as a collaborative platform, bringing together experts, individuals with hearing challenges, healthcare professionals, and policymakers to address the critical issues surrounding hearing health.

⭐ Our mentoring program was created to help change this experience. It’s designed to help individuals connect and learn new skills to manage their hearing loss in everyday life from people who have been in their shoes.

Plus we have a new very exciting program that will be launched next week! Stay tuned for more details

To learn more about our programs follow this link - https://chha.ca/programs-and-projects/

Without widespread public awareness efforts, the rate of significant hearing loss will continue to rise rapidly. Today, ...
05/25/2024

Without widespread public awareness efforts, the rate of significant hearing loss will continue to rise rapidly. Today, hearing loss affects 1.5B people globally. By 2050, this number will grow to 2.5B. That's approx. 31% of our population.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard.

Healthcare starts with clear communicationSafe’N’Clear & CHHA have partnered to improve communication through this uniqu...
05/24/2024

Healthcare starts with clear communication

Safe’N’Clear & CHHA have partnered to improve communication through this unique & protective clear lens face mask. With every Safe'N'Clear purchase made, a 5% donation will be contributed to support CHHA's mission to reduce communication barriers.

Communicate With Clarity
Shop here - https://shop.chha.ca/pages/safenclear-masksgfrow?_pos=1&_sid=c9fdef78d&_ss=r

At CHHA, our mission goes beyond just advocating for early detection and access to hearing health care. We strive to ens...
05/23/2024

At CHHA, our mission goes beyond just advocating for early detection and access to hearing health care. We strive to ensure children can experience a world filled with sounds—the rustling of leaves, the melody of a favourite song, the comforting voice of a parent, and the connection with friends.

This mission is fueled by your generous support, empowering the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association to stand alongside families navigating the challenges and journey of hearing loss.

Your donation will help CHHA continue our advocacy for a comprehensive national hearing health strategy, provide programs to support families like Gia's and ensure children across Canada have the resources they need to thrive. This spring, as we reflect on themes of growth and renewal, we invite you to join this vital mission.

Make your donation here - https://chha.nationbuilder.com/donatenow?utm_campaign=spring_campaign_2024&utm_medium=email&utm_source=chha

Myth: Using earbuds doesn't cause hearing lossFact: Loud music or sounds played through earbuds or headphones can indeed...
05/21/2024

Myth: Using earbuds doesn't cause hearing loss

Fact: Loud music or sounds played through earbuds or headphones can indeed cause noise-induced hearing loss. The risk increases with the volume level and the length of time you're exposed to loud sounds.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard.

Do you struggle to hear your alarm in the morning?Check out the Sonic Alert HomeAweare II Main Unit-Fire & CO/Smoke Aler...
05/19/2024

Do you struggle to hear your alarm in the morning?

Check out the Sonic Alert HomeAweare II Main Unit-Fire & CO/Smoke Alert available in our e-store.

The HomeAware II (Main) is the decision-making center for your entire system. It receives all the incoming notifications and sends out your alerts, while also acting as your reliable, extra-loud, dual alarm clock.

Shop this product here -https://shop.chha.ca/products/sonic-alert-homeaware-ii-main-unit-fire-co-smoke-alert

P.S. Recieve a FREE Sticker with every purchase for the month of May!

The negative consequences of untreated hearing loss can be detrimental to an individual's relationships, work and school...
05/18/2024

The negative consequences of untreated hearing loss can be detrimental to an individual's relationships, work and school life, and emotional well-being. It's not just a hearing loss, it's a communication loss.

To improve the quality of life of Canadians with hearing loss, we must remove barriers to hearing treatment. Improving Canadians' knowledge and perception of hearing loss is a meaningful action towards this.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard.

Join us for a fantastic webinar on Thursday, May 30th 2024 “Showing Up for Hearing Loss” with Gael Hannan!Register for t...
05/17/2024

Join us for a fantastic webinar on Thursday, May 30th 2024 “Showing Up for Hearing Loss” with Gael Hannan!

Register for this FREE event here - https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D2B8FOD7RP-8S_ZfWuLF8w

Most people with hearing loss don’t consider themselves to be hearing health advocates. And yet, without realizing it, they are!

Being an advocate doesn’t require big things, such as giving talks, writing books, or standing up at government meetings.

It’s as simple as being open, to even one person, about having hearing loss and what we need. It’s as basic as asking for captions to be turned on in a public place or posting on Facebook. It’s as easy as wearing our hearing aids every day, and maybe letting them show a bit.

This is called showing up for hearing loss.

Here we are at the very end of Speech & Hearing Month. How have we shown up for hearing loss this past month and what can we do, going forward?

Gael Hannan talks about her years of hearing loss advocacy and the Canadian hearing loss advocates, past and present, groups and individuals who inspire her. She invites you to join the conversation.

__________________________
Gael Hannan
Advocate, Author
“Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss" (with Shari Eberts)
"The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss”

To Register for this webinar here
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D2B8FOD7RP-8S_ZfWuLF8w

As spring unfolds around us, bringing new life and fresh beginnings, we're reminded of the beauty and resilience of natu...
05/16/2024

As spring unfolds around us, bringing new life and fresh beginnings, we're reminded of the beauty and resilience of nature. Yet, this season of renewal also brings to mind the challenges faced by families within our community—challenges that often remain invisible and unheard.

Challenges like the silent struggles of children with hearing loss and the impact on their development and future experiences. It’s reported that “~ 8% of Canadian children have hearing loss & ~ 20% of youth report an increase in hearing loss!”! These alarming rates should not be happening in a country as advanced as Canada, and we need to change that.

At CHHA, our mission goes beyond just advocating for early detection and access to hearing health care. We strive to ensure children can experience a world filled with sounds—the rustling of leaves, the melody of a favourite song, the comforting voice of a parent, and the connection with friends.

This mission is fueled by your generous support, empowering the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association to stand alongside families navigating the challenges and journey of hearing loss.

Your donation will help CHHA continue our advocacy for a comprehensive national hearing health strategy, provide programs to support families like Gia's and ensure children across Canada have the resources they need to thrive. This spring, as we reflect on themes of growth and renewal, we invite you to join this vital mission.

Make your donation here - https://chha.nationbuilder.com/donatenow?utm_campaign=spring_campaign_2024&utm_medium=email&utm_source=chha

Myth: Everyone who has hearing loss knows ASLFact: People decide what form of communication is best suited to their need...
05/14/2024

Myth: Everyone who has hearing loss knows ASL

Fact: People decide what form of communication is best suited to their needs. While sign language is an important communication tool for many, others use a combination of speech-reading, writing, hearing aids, and other communication devices to interact.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard.

Awareness Matters 🦻🏻For Speech and Hearing Month receive a FREE Hard of Hearing Symbol Sticker with every purchase!Shop ...
05/12/2024

Awareness Matters 🦻🏻

For Speech and Hearing Month receive a FREE Hard of Hearing Symbol Sticker with every purchase!

Shop here - https://shop.chha.ca/


Your donation will help CHHA continue our advocacy for a comprehensive national hearing health strategy, provide program...
05/10/2024

Your donation will help CHHA continue our advocacy for a comprehensive national hearing health strategy, provide programs to support families like Gia's and ensure children across Canada have the resources they need to thrive. This spring, as we reflect on themes of growth and renewal, we invite you to join this vital mission.

At CHHA, our mission goes beyond just advocating for early detection and access to hearing health care. We strive to ensure children can experience a world filled with sounds—the rustling of leaves, the melody of a favourite song, the comforting voice of a parent, and the connection with friends.

This mission is fueled by your generous support, empowering the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association to stand alongside families navigating the challenges and journey of hearing loss.

Make your donation here - https://chha.nationbuilder.com/donatenow?utm_campaign=spring_campaign_2024&utm_medium=email&utm_source=chha

As spring unfolds around us, bringing new life and fresh beginnings, we're reminded of the beauty and resilience of natu...
05/09/2024

As spring unfolds around us, bringing new life and fresh beginnings, we're reminded of the beauty and resilience of nature. Yet, this season of renewal also brings to mind the challenges faced by families within our community—challenges that often remain invisible and unheard.

Challenges like the silent struggles of children with hearing loss and the impact on their development and future experiences. It’s reported that “~ 8% of Canadian children have hearing loss & ~ 20% of youth report an increase in hearing loss!”! These alarming rates should not be happening in a country as advanced as Canada, and we need to change that.

At CHHA, our mission goes beyond just advocating for early detection and access to hearing health care. We strive to ensure children can experience a world filled with sounds—the rustling of leaves, the melody of a favourite song, the comforting voice of a parent, and the connection with friends.

This mission is fueled by your generous support, empowering the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association to stand alongside families navigating the challenges and journey of hearing loss.

Your donation will help CHHA continue our advocacy for a comprehensive national hearing health strategy, provide programs to support families like Gia's and ensure children across Canada have the resources they need to thrive. This spring, as we reflect on themes of growth and renewal, we invite you to join this vital mission.

Make your donation here - https://chha.nationbuilder.com/donatenow?utm_campaign=spring_campaign_2024&utm_medium=email&utm_source=chha

Hearing loss is most commonly caused by aging and prolonged loud noise exposure BUT hearing loss can also happen from ac...
05/08/2024

Hearing loss is most commonly caused by aging and prolonged loud noise exposure BUT hearing loss can also happen from accidents, illnesses, certain drugs/chemicals, and genetics.

There are three types of hearing loss: Conductive, Sensorineural and Mixed (which is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss).

Conductive hearing loss results from issues in the outer or middle ear, hindering the full transmission of sound to the inner ear. Common causes include ear infections, perforated eardrums, wax build-up, or damage to the tiny middle ear bones, affecting 10% of adults with hearing loss.

Sensorineural hearing loss results from damage to the inner ear, including the cochlea’s hair cells or auditory nerve fibers. Common causes are age and exposure to loud noise, leading to ‘wear and tear’ over time. Approximately 90% of adults with hearing loss experience sensorineural issues, often treatable with hearing aids, while severe cases may consider cochlear implants.

Mixed hearing loss happens when someone has both conductive and sensorineural hearing issues. For instance, a 68-year-old who worked in a noisy factory might have sensorineural hearing loss and an ear infection (conductive hearing loss). The conductive part can often be medically treated, while hearing aids are used for the sensorineural part.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard. Join us on our mission today!

Myth: Hearing loss isn't a big deal; it's just a part of getting olderFact: While it's true that hearing loss can be a p...
05/07/2024

Myth: Hearing loss isn't a big deal; it's just a part of getting older

Fact: While it's true that hearing loss can be a part of aging, it's not something to dismiss. Untreated hearing loss can lead to significant issues, including social isolation, depression, and even cognitive decline.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard.

Do you struggle to hear phone calls at work?Check out the Clarity AH300 Amplified Headset and Mic -USB for PC - availabl...
05/05/2024

Do you struggle to hear phone calls at work?

Check out the Clarity AH300 Amplified Headset and Mic -USB for PC - available in our e-store

The AH300 headset is a loud and clear headset for hands-free conversations on the computer. It is hearing aid compatible, and has a USB connector for plug and play connection. Ideally suited for high background noise environments, it is remote attached for quick and easy adjustment.

Shop this product here - https://shop.chha.ca/products/clarity-ah300-amplified-headset-and-mic-usb-for-pc

P.S. Recieve a FREE Sticker with every purchase for the month of May!

Mark your calendars because we have a fantastic webinar coming up on Thursday, May 30, 2024 “Showing Up for Hearing Loss...
05/04/2024

Mark your calendars because we have a fantastic webinar coming up on Thursday, May 30, 2024 “Showing Up for Hearing Loss” with Gael Hannan!

Most people with hearing loss don’t consider themselves to be hearing health advocates. And yet, without realizing it, they are!

Being an advocate doesn’t require big things, such as giving talks, writing books, or standing up at government meetings.

It’s as simple as being open, to even one person, about having hearing loss and what we need. It’s as basic as asking for captions to be turned on in a public place or posting on Facebook. It’s as easy as wearing our hearing aids every day, and maybe letting them show a bit.

This is called showing up for hearing loss.

Here we are at the very end of Speech & Hearing Month. How have we shown up for hearing loss this past month and what can we do, going forward?

Gael Hannan talks about her years of hearing loss advocacy and the Canadian hearing loss advocates, past and present, groups and individuals who inspire her. She invites you to join the conversation.

__________________________

Advocate, Author
“Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss" (with Shari Eberts)
"The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss”

To Register for this webinar follow this link
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D2B8FOD7RP-8S_ZfWuLF8w

Join us in making communication accessible to all!We have two exciting summer roles open at the Canadian Hard of Hearing...
05/03/2024

Join us in making communication accessible to all!

We have two exciting summer roles open at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)

Summer Job Opportunities:

Disability Specialist
Hearing Assistive Technology – Assistant

Apply today!

Learn more about these opportunities here - https://chha.ca/get-involved/

May is Better Speech and Hearing MonthOur goal is to not only provide education to the general public regarding the impo...
05/01/2024

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

Our goal is to not only provide education to the general public regarding the importance of hearing health and hearing protection but we also provide support for those dealing with hearing loss - at all ages.

This month take it upon yourself to get your hearing tested and understand the importance of your hearing health.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard. Join us on our mission today!

Myth: If you had hearing loss, you'd knowFact: Hearing loss often develops gradually, so many people may not recognize t...
04/30/2024

Myth: If you had hearing loss, you'd know

Fact: Hearing loss often develops gradually, so many people may not recognize they have a problem right away.

Regular hearing checks are essential for early detection and management.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard. Join us on our mission today!

Thank you to all the applicants this year. We had an incredible turnout highlighting the significance of CHHA's work to ...
04/26/2024

Thank you to all the applicants this year.

We had an incredible turnout highlighting the significance of CHHA's work to support Canadians with hearing loss, especially students.

Learn more about other initiatives and programs CHHA offers to support Canadians with hearing loss at chha.ca

04/24/2024
Myth: Only the elderly experience hearing lossFact: Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, including infants, due t...
04/23/2024

Myth: Only the elderly experience hearing loss

Fact: Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, including infants, due to a variety of reasons such as genetic factors, exposure to loud noise, infections, and other health conditions.

From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard. Join us on our mission today!

New on the Blog⭐Hard To Hear It shares her recent experience travelling with hearing loss."I was worried about being ove...
04/19/2024

New on the Blog⭐

Hard To Hear It shares her recent experience travelling with hearing loss.

"I was worried about being overstimulated and protecting my hearing aids from the sand, heat and water but I was pleasantly surprised and the trip was a success."

To read her full story tap the link - https://chha.ca/travelling-with-hearing-loss/

Myth: Hearing Aids restore your hearing to normal Fact: Hearing aids significantly improve hearing capabilities and qual...
04/16/2024

Myth: Hearing Aids restore your hearing to normal

Fact: Hearing aids significantly improve hearing capabilities and quality of life but do not restore hearing to the same level as natural hearing. They are designed to amplify sounds, making it easier for people to hear and communicate.

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From coast to coast, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association leads initiatives in advocacy, education, and support to ensure that every Canadian has what they need to hear and to be heard. Join us on our mission today!

It's National Volunteer Week and we wanted to give a huge shoutout to all of the CHHA Volunteers🥰Thank you for all your ...
04/14/2024

It's National Volunteer Week and we wanted to give a huge shoutout to all of the CHHA Volunteers🥰

Thank you for all your dedicated support!

Last day to save 15% when you spend $75 or more in our E-Store. Use the code SPRING15 The sale ends on April 13thShop ou...
04/13/2024

Last day to save 15% when you spend $75 or more in our E-Store.

Use the code SPRING15

The sale ends on April 13th
Shop our sale here - https://shop.chha.ca/

The deadline to apply is tomorrow Friday, April 12th! Click the link here https://chha.ca/scholarships/ to begin your sc...
04/11/2024

The deadline to apply is tomorrow Friday, April 12th!

Click the link here https://chha.ca/scholarships/ to begin your scholarship application for the 2024 academic year. The deadline for applications is on or before April 12, 2024.

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CHHA is non-profit, bilingual consumer-based organization formed by and for Canadians with hearing loss. The organization works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies to provide Canadians with information related to hearing loss issues and solutions. CHHA currently has 23 branches, six provincial chapters and one national network. It has a national office in Ottawa overseen by a national board. All levels work together to achieve common objectives. CHHA's strong Canada-wide organization makes a significant difference in giving hard of hearing Canadians a chance to hear and a chance to be heard.

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