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Sudbury

Serving Sudbury and communities in the Sudbury region, Manitoulin Island and Killarney.

About CHS Sudbury

Located opposite Health Sciences North, CHS Sudbury offers free parking and has a city bus pick-up/drop-off location just outside the building. Built in 1994, the 13,500 sq. ft. CHS Sudbury building was designed with CHS in mind, with three of four boardrooms boasting videoconferencing capabilities. Boardrooms are available for rental upon request (applicable fees).

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 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, French

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-522-1020
TTY: 1-877-634-0174
Email: mjulien@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 9 AM-5 PM

(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, French

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-522-1020
TTY: 1-877-634-0174
Email: mjulien@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 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, French

For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 705-522-1020 ext. 2229
TTY: 1-877-817-8205
Email: achandler@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 to Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-474-8090 ext. 223
TTY: 1-877-634-0174
Email: rosborne@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 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages offered: English, ASL, and basic French and LSQ as required

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-522-1020 ext. 2234
TTY: 1-877-817-8205
Email: mbeaudry@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.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, French

For more information or to make an appointment:
Phone: 705-522-1020 ext. 2229
TTY: 1-877-817-8205
Email: achandler@chs.ca

Services for Job Seekers

Our employment consultants specialize in the unique needs of adults aged 16 and over who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing to help you find a job and succeed at work.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, ASL, and basic French and LSQ

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Mara Waern: 705-522-1020 ext. 2233 or mwaern@chs.ca
Nicole Bleach: 705-522-1020 ext. 2237 or nbleach@chs.ca
TTY: 1-877-817-8205

Services for Employers

We can help you find qualified candidates for job opportunities in your organization or business, and implement strategies to make your workplace accessible to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing employees and consumers.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, ASL, and basic French and LSQ

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Mara Waern: 705-522-1020 ext. 2233 or mwaern@chs.ca
Nicole Bleach: 705-522-1020 ext. 2237 or nbleach@chs.ca
TTY: 1-877-817-8205 

Literacy and basic skills

We offer free classes in literacy and basic life skills to help you become more independent, improve employment-related skills, and prepare for any level of education or training

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:
TTY: 1-877-817-8205
Email: ppresenza@chs.ca

Sign Language Classes for Individuals

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.

Hours: Dates and times of classes are based on instructor availability and student enrolment. Classes run for 10 weeks at 3 hours per class.

For more information or to register, please contact:
Geoff Cosh: 705-522-1020 ext. 2224 or gcosh@chs.ca

Deafblind Services

Our experienced intervenors act as the eyes and ears of people who have a combined loss of vision and hearing to allow them to participate fully in all aspects of daily life. Deafblind Services are available free of charge.
 
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
(Available outside regular office hours by appointment only)

Languages: English, ASL, and hand-over-hand and/or braille based upon request and need.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
Allan Wareham: 705-522-1020 ext. 2248 or awareham@chs.ca
Nicki Bumphrey: 705-522-1020 ext. 2230 or nbumphrey@chs.ca
Donna Findlay-Heinsohn: 705-522-1020 ext. 2231 or dfindlayheinsohn@chs.ca
TTY: 1-877-817-8205

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 9 AM-5 PM
(By appointment only outside office hours)

Languages: English, French

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact:
André (Andy) Crépeau: 705-522-1020 ext. 2236 or acrepeau@chs.ca
Johanne Brabant: 705-522-1020 ext. 2243 or jbrabant@chs.ca
TTY: 1-877-817-8205
Department Blackberry: 705-690-5935

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 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

Sign Language Classes for Businesses

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

Hours: Dates and times of classes are based on instructor availability and student enrolment. Classes run for 10 weeks at 2 hours per class.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Geoff Cosh: 705-522-1020 ext. 2224 or gcosh@chs.ca

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Consultations

Employment Services for Job Seekers

Office Information

CHS Sudbury

1233 Paris Street
Sudbury, ON
P3E3B6

Contact Information

1-800-479-4562
705-522-1020
1-877-817-8205
705-522-1060
Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Regional Director

Silvy Coutu

Additional Info

Free parking in lot
Wheelchair accessible
Languages: English, ASL, French and LSQ

Latest News

New program to make recreation facilities accessible for Deaf, hard of hearing patrons

May 02 2014

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) has partnered with the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA) in a program funded by...

Upcoming Events

WHMIS Information Session

July 28 2014
Need to get a WHMIS certificate? Come to our information session! ...

Information Session: Volunteer Program for PAN AM Toronto 2015

July 30 2014
Interested in volunteering for the PAN AM games? Come to our information session!  ...

Electronic Recycling Fundraising Day

August 15 2014 - August 15 2014
Recycle your used electronic products! ...

Blog

Missing the message: Why it’s important to caption health and medical videos

July 07 2014

A blog post by Jennifer Beer on the importance of captioning health videos.

Seniors: Why it’s so important to get your hearing tested

June 30 2014

June is Senior’s Month. Chief Audiologist Rex Banks writes a blog post "Why it’s so important to get your hearing tested".

Meet Another Innoweave Social Enterprise Grantee: the Canadian Hearing Society

June 20 2014

A blog post by Innoweave on CHS's social enterprise, Accessibility Solutions.

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