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My Experience as a CHS Summer Student August 2, 2019


By Olivia Gilbert, Special Programs Assistant, CHS Toronto

Minister Cho visits CHS
Minister Cho's visit to CHS November 6, 2018

On Nov. 5th, we had the pleasure of welcoming the Honourable Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility to tour our Toronto office, where he experienced our accessibility products and services firsthand.

Ask the Audiologist: What is tinnitus? October 18, 2018

Have you ever heard a ringing, humming, buzzing, or even cricket-like chirping in your ears? If so, you may have tinnitus. In a special animated episode of “Ask the Audiologist,” CHS Director of Hearing Healthcare Rex Banks talks about what tinnitus is, how it’s triggered, and what you can do to treat it.

How ASL classes at CHS bridged the communication gap – and changed my life September 26, 2018

By Sara Jane Kiley-McDonald

I started having issues with my hearing early in my adult life, because of sinus complications. Because of my hearing loss, I would often miss part of what people would say and have to piece together what I’d heard like a puzzle.

What I learned working at CHS this summer September 7, 2018

By Brianne Barry, Special Programs Assistant, CHS Waterloo office

Breaking Barriers contest winner: Jacki Andre July 30, 2018

In the Spring of 2018, the Canadian Hearing Society launched a new contest and fundraising initiative called Breaking Barriers. The contest encouraged people to submit a personal story of how they’re breaking down barriers for Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians.

This year, our grand prize winner was Jacki Andre. Read her inspiring story below – and stay tuned for more information on next year’s Breaking Barriers campaign soon!


CHS Summer Student, Samantha Meehan
My amazing summer job experience at CHS July 30, 2018

When I saw the posting for summer jobs at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) on Indeed, I had never heard of CHS before. I am so grateful that I was given this opportunity as I have learned so much in eight weeks. The first few weeks I spent researching various issues relating to mental health in the Deaf community. I joked that my “mind was being blown,” but it was the truth.

Almut and Jacob
Why we gave a Gift of Gratitude to CHS July 26, 2018

By Jordana Sheps and Kevin Greenglass

When our son, Jacob, was diagnosed with hearing loss at three months old, we were concerned about what this might mean for him in the future. Luckily, we were connected with Almut Vogel, a speech-language pathologist at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), for weekly speech therapy. 

Photo of Nguyet Duong-Seto
Adjusting to life in Canada with support from CHS July 19, 2018

My name is Nguyet Duong-Seto and I am Deaf. I was born in Vietnam. I have 13 siblings, all who currently live in Vietnam, including two sisters and one brother who are also Deaf.

Busting Myths about Hearing Loss
Busting myths about hearing loss June 7, 2018


Rex Banks Au.D., Reg. CASLPO, Doctor of Audiology



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