Toronto, ON (November 23, 2012) - The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) announced today its partnership with Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (SDHHS). This is the third partnership of this nature that we have entered into; making CHS's expertise and full range of communications devices and products accessible to culturally Deaf, oral deaf and hard of hearing Saskatchewan residents.
“This is another great partnership for CHS as we continue to grow and extend our reach outside of Ontario with our communication devices program. Our partnership with SDHHS provides deaf and hard of hearing Canadians improved access to communication,” says Chris Kenopic CHS President and CEO.
“This partnership marks the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship that can only enhance the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing persons in Saskatchewan”, notes Roger Carver, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.
CHS’s full range of communications devices includes a wide selection of products which include, alarm clocks, watches, alerting systems, amplified telephones and listening devices for television.
“I am very excited to work with Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and bring communication products to the province. Proceeds from each purchase will be given back to the organization which works for and supports the Deaf and hard of hearing communities, “says Jo-Ann Bentley, CHS Program Director Communication Devices and Accessibility Consulting Programs.
Nearly one out of every four adult Canadians reports having some hearing loss, closer to 10% of people identify themselves as culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.
Product Launch Details
Where: Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Office
#3 – 511 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon, Sask.
When: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12 pm (CST)
Regina Office 2341 Broad Street, Regina, Sask.
When: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 11:00am to 12 pm (CST)
Gordana Mosher, Public Relations Coordinator
Jerry Markin, Manager of Communications and Marketing
The Canadian Hearing Society
The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) was incorporated in 1940 to provide services, products and information to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing people and to educate the hearing public. CHS is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing. The organization is funded by government, internal revenue generation including fundraising, and the United Way.
Unique in North America, CHS offers a complete roster of essential services under one roof through 28 offices including sign language interpreting to bridge the gap between Deaf and hearing people; one-on-one language development for deaf children using play as the medium of learning; employment services; sign language instruction; speechreading training; and, the most complete range of communication devices that assist and augment communication including TTYs (text telephones), visual smoke detectors, baby monitors and alarm clocks.
The Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
The Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (SDHHS) was incorporated in 1981 to improve the daily lives of Deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing persons by increasing public awareness of their issues and working to bring down the barriers that hinder their participation in society. SDHHS is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing. It is funded through a variety of sources such as the United Way, government, fees for services, and donations. It provides a variety of services such as community, employment and training, communication such as sign language interpreting, early childhood and family support, sign language instruction, discount hearing aid batteries, and sales of communication and alerting devices.