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Barrie

CHS Barrie offers counselling, education, communication devices, educational support, information and referrals for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

About CHS Barrie

CHS Barrie is located close to Highway 400 in the Cedar Pointe Plaza which can be found at the intersection of Dunlop Street and Cedar Pointe Drive. Our office, which was first opened in 1977, provides services to the communities of Simcoe County which include Orillia, Midland, Penetang, Collingwood, Stayner, Elmvale, Alliston, Barrie and Bradford.

Communication Devices

We offer expert advice, sales, installation and training on a wide range of communication devices to enhance communication for culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

We’re here to help you find the best technical solutions, at the best price, to enhance communication in your home or at your business, organization or facility.

Call for more information or come in to see us.

Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-5PM (Closed from 12PM-1PM)

Mondays and Fridays: By appointment only

Educational Support Services – post secondary

Hearing Help classes

Don’t give up your favourite activities because of hearing loss. We offer Hearing Help classes so you can learn about:

  • hearing loss and hearing aids
  • communication devices
  • speech reading and communication strategies
  • assertiveness training and stress management
  • and much more

Meet other people with hearing loss and share common experiences. Bring your spouse or a friend so you can both benefit.

Classes are offered in the Spring and Fall.

For more information or to register:

Phone: 705-737-3190
Email: abyl@chs.ca, rhart@chs.ca, or coconnor@chs.ca

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CONNECT Counselling

We offer free professional counselling services to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals of all ages, and their families, dealing with mental health issues, addiction, relationship problems, domestic violence or other serious challenges.

Hours:

Monday- Friday by appointment

For more information or to make an appointment:

Phone: 1-877-347-3427
TTY: 1-877-216-7310

Hearing Care Counselling

If you’re 55 or older and have a hearing loss, we offer free counselling services to help you improve communication with family and friends, stay involved in social activities, and remain safe and independent at home. Home visits can be arranged as required.

We also serve younger adults (aged 19 and over) with other challenges as well as hearing loss who require home-based services

Our counsellors can also educate care providers, service providers and support groups on how to provide accessible services for people with hearing loss.

Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-5PM (Closed from 12PM-1PM)
Mondays and Fridays: By appointment only

For more information or to make an appointment:

Phone: 705-737-3190
Email: abyl@chs.ca, rhart@chs.ca, or coconnor@chs.ca

Office Information

Barrie

64 Cedar Pointe Drive,
Unit 1412
Barrie, ON
L4N5R7

Contact Information

705-737-3190
1-877-872-0585
705-722-0381
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-5PM (Closed from 12PM-1PM)
Mondays and Fridays: By appointment only

Regional Director

Maggie Doherty-Gilbert

Additional Info

Parking available
Languages: English, ASL

 

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Recent Blog Posts

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Coping with loss

A blog post by Rebecca Grundy, Program Director, Counselling Services, about the story of a woman who received support from CHS Counselling Services.

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Single-side-deafness, hearing aids and my inner space (Part 2)

Part 2 of a blog post by John Lalley on single-side-deafness and getting the right hearing aids.

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