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The Canadian Hearing Society and North Lanark Community Health Centre announce partnership in Hearing Health Care Clinics

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BROCKVILLE, (July 20, 2012) - The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) and North Lanark Community Health Centre announced plans today on setting up a series of Hearing Health Care Clinics in the community, reaching out to residents living in rural areas. The clinics scheduled to start in May, will allow residents over the ages of 55 who suspect they may have a hearing loss to schedule a hearing screening. The preliminary test will indicate if further testing is required and also allows for residents to ask questions about hearing loss, assistive listening devices or other communication support available through CHS.


“This is a great way for us to reach out into the community and engage with residents who may not have the chance to visit our office in Brockville, says Angela Pagniello Mantle CHS Hearing Care Counsellor. “Partnering with North Lanark Community Health Centre allows us this opportunity to provide these services.”

“This is a great opportunity for individuals to have a free hearing screening in their local community by an organization that specializes in hearing health,” says Kerri Choffe, Health Services Manager

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Hearing Health Care Clinics

Where:  North Lanark Community Health Centre 207 Robertson Drive, Lanark ON
When: Tuesdays from 10am – 3pm on the following dates:

  • August 21, 2012
  • November 20, 2012
  • February 19, 2013
Contact: Contact
Gordana Mosher Kerri Choffe
Public Relations Coordinator Health Services Manager
The Canadian Hearing Society North Lanark Community Health Centre
416-928-2500 x284 613-259-2182
gmosher@chs.ca kchoffe@nlchc.on.ca
chs.ca  

Backgrounder

The North Lanark Community Health Centre is a non profit, community governed organization whose purpose is to support people and communities in achieving and maintaining their best possible health and social well being.
NLCHC offers a range of Primary Care, Allied Health, and Community Programs. We are also actively involved with other community based groups and networks and have worked with them to form coalitions for a healthy community.

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; speech reading 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.

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