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Chatham-Kent

Located in downtown Chatham, we offer hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations and sales, counselling, sign language interpreters, and sign language classes.

About CHS Chatham-Kent

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chatham and accessible by public transit. We serve the municipality of Chatham-Kent which includes Chatham, Wallaceburg, Dresden, Wheatley, Blenheim, Tilbury, Thamesville and Ridgetown.

Since opening our location in 1978, we have continued to expand our services to meet the needs of people of all ages who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

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: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Languages offered: English, ASL
For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 519-354-9347
TTY Toll-Free: 1-877-872-0589
Fax: 519-354-2083
Email: gbaker@chs.ca  

Educational Support Services

If you’re a culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened or hard of hearing part-time student registered at a publicly-funded Ontario college or university, you can apply for free classroom accommodations so you can participate in the classroom experience.

Educational Support Services are offered at most CHS locations.

For more information or to find a location near you, contact:
Phone toll-free:  1-877-347-3427
TTY toll-free:  1-877-347-3429
Email: ess@chs.ca

Sign language interpreters

Ontario Interpreting Services at CHS provides American Sign Language (ASL)-English interpreting services across Ontario, and la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)–French interpreting services primarily in the Ottawa and Sudbury regions, but arrangements can be made for other locations in the province.

For your convenience, all bookings are done through our centralized scheduling centre in Ottawa.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 AM-8 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM

For more information or to book an interpreter, contact:
Phone:  1-855-656-3748
TTY: 1-877-843-0368
Skype: callois.chs
Email: requests@oischs.ca
Fax: 1-855-656-3750

Hearing tests

We offer hearing tests for adults and children aged 3 years and over. If you have a hearing loss, an experienced audiologist will help find the best solution for you.


Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Languages offered: English, ASL
 

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 519-354-9347
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0589
Fax: 519-354-2083
Email: gbaker@chs.ca  

Hearing aid services

If you need a hearing aid for the first time or want to replace one you already have, our experienced audiologists will make sure you find the one that’s right for your hearing loss and your budget.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 519-354-9347
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0589
Fax: 519-354-2083
Email: gbaker@chs.ca  

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.  

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 519-354-9347
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0589
Email: jlozon@chs.ca  

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 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 519-354-9347
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0589
Email: jlozon@chs.ca  

General Support Services

We offer guidance, advocacy, support and counselling to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals who request assistance to manage everyday life events including completing government forms and developing strategies to cope with hearing loss.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Languages offered: English, ASL

Phone: 1-877-872-0589
Email: jkraemer@chs.ca and mjohnson@chs.ca

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.

We offer a speechreading practice support group and are also part of VHA’s “Senior’s on the Move” program, which assists with home independence and safety at home.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Languages offered: English, ASL

For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 519-354-9347
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0589
Email: jlozon@chs.ca  

Sign language classes

For Individuals
Sign language classes at CHS offer you an enjoyable and effective curriculum to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through classroom instruction, videotext and role-playing, and also teach you about Deaf culture. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum developed at Vista Community College in Berkeley, California that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

For Businesses

CHS also offers workplace classes customized to the needs of businesses and organizations who want their employees to learn American Sign Language (ASL) to improve communication with their customers, clients and co-workers. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here.

Getting Started Learning ASL

This is a beginner ASL course for individuals who are interested in learning sign language for their own benefit in their personal or professional life.  This course focuses on daily communication needs.  There is no certificate or letter of completion for this course.  This course does NOT qualify its participants to become a sign language interpreter or ASL instructor.  The course runs for two hours, one evening per week for ten weeks. 

 

For more information or to register:
Phone: 519-354-9347
TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0589 

 

Class Schedules
Level Start Days Times Location Course Fee Registration Period
Getting Started Learning ASL September 8, 2014 - November 17, 2014 Mondays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CHS Chatham $100.00 August 4, 2014 - August 29, 2014

 

Video Conferencing Services

Bring people together at different sites across Ontario for one-on-one or group meetings, interviews and training sessions and save travel time and money with our state-of the-art video conferencing services. 

Hours: By appointment only

Languages: English, ASL

For more information: 
Email: vcon@chs.ca

Sign Language Classes

For Individuals

Sign language classes at CHS offer you an enjoyable and effective curriculum to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through classroom instruction, videotext and role-playing, and also teach you about Deaf culture. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum developed at Vista Community College in Berkeley, California that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

For Businesses

CHS also offers workplace classes customized to the needs of businesses and organizations who want their employees to learn American Sign Language (ASL) to improve communication with their customers, clients and co-workers. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here

For more information or to register:

Phone: 519-354-9347

TTY Toll Free: 1-877-872-0589

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Consultations

Office Information

CHS Chatham-Kent

75 Thames Street,
2nd Floor
Chatham, ON
N7L1S4

Contact Information

519-354-9347
1-877-872-0589
519-354-2083
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Regional Director

David Kerr

Additional Info

Free parking
Wheelchair accessible
Languages: English, ASL

Recent News & Events

CHS Chatham-Kent hosts Hard of Hearing for a Day

May 15, 2014

The Canadian Hearing Society of Chatham Kent is organizing a hearing loss awareness day Thursday May 15 for Speech and Hearing Awareness Month.  This year, CHS Chatham in partnership with the...

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