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About the Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is Canada’s preeminent provider of clinical services, products, education, and source of information for the Deaf and hard of hearing. 

Founded in 1940, CHS is unique in North America. It is the largest, most comprehensive resource for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Canada. CHS provides sign language interpreting, one-on-one language development for deaf and hard of hearing adults and children, employment consulting, sign language instruction, speechreading training, hearing testing, hearing aids, counselling.  CHS offers the most complete range of communication devices for communication assistance and augmentation in Canada such as text telephones (TTYs), visual smoke detectors, baby monitors, signalling devices and alarm clocks.  CHS’s commitment to the Deaf and hard  of hearing community includes providing unbiased information o helping clients to make informed decisions and optimal choices.

CHS employs approximately 350 people who deliver over 17 programs through a network of 22 offices across Ontario. CHS services are provided by highly trained professionals with expertise and experience in meeting the needs of its clients in convenient, accessible, and confidential environments. CHS is expanding its presence and footprint across Canada starting in 2019.

CHS programs, products and partnerships are aligned with the organization’s commitment to breaking down communications barriers, advancing hearing health, and promoting equity for the Deaf and hard of hearing.  The organization’s communication devices program has partnered with the Deaf Centre ManitobaSociety of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians, and Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services to offer its extensive expertise and full range of communications devices and products to more Canadians.

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