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Armand and Barb
CHS counsellor goes ‘above and beyond call of duty’: Canadian Armed Forces veteran February 8, 2018

In 2012, Armand, a retired Canadian Armed Forces veteran, was feeling discouraged. The Ottawa resident lived alone and had been facing challenges with hearing loss over the past couple of years. He struggled hearing on the telephone and was shocked to find how cruel some people could be when he didn’t understand them.

To compound matters, when Armand went looking for hearing aids, he felt he was being pushed by salespeople into making a purchase he couldn’t afford.

How medications can affect your hearing
How medications can affect your hearing February 7, 2018


Rex Banks, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology Director of Hearing Healthcare


Meghan Murray on CBC's Metro Morning
Sharing her story to break down employment barriers December 19, 2017

Meghan Murray was a university student from Oshawa, Ontario with plans to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps and become a police officer. When she was 14, she was diagnosed with a rare, genetic disease called neurofibromatosis type 2. The disease -- which affects approximately 1 in 40,000 people worldwide -- causes tumour growth on nerves and can lead to gradual, permanent hearing loss.

CHS Board Member Mark Wafer discusses inclusive employment in Costco-produced publication December 11, 2017

Mark Wafer, a Canadian Hearing Society Board member since 2014, is featured in an article in the November/December 2017 edition of The Costco Connection, a magazine produced by major international retailer Costco.

Mark Wafer
Meaningful Employment: Business Owner and Employer Mark Wafer November 21, 2017

This speech, as delivered by Mark Wafer in 2012, was originally published in the Canadian Hearing Society’s Fall/Winter 2012 edition of Vibes magazine.

Good morning, it is a pleasure to be here this morning to discuss a topic that at some point in our lives faces everyone one of us in this room. Meaningful employment.

But first let me tell you about myself and how I ended up here today.

Terry Sheard
Music to his ears November 14, 2017
Toronto jazz great thanks CHS with Gift of Gratitude
Mariam Habib
Working towards a career in healthcare with CHS support November 13, 2017

My name is Mariam Habib and I was born deaf. In September 2001, when I was very young, my family attempted to immigrate to Canada. However, we were initially denied entry as I was deemed “medically inadmissible” because I was deaf. My parents were told that people who are Deaf or hard of hearing put excessive demands on the healthcare system.

Deaf Expo 2017
London Deaf Expo 2017: Recap November 10, 2017

On the weekend of November 4, 2017, Gary Malkowski, Vice President of Stakeholder and Employer Relations at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), and a team of CHS staff attended the 3rd Bi-Annual London Deaf Expo 2017 in London, Ontario. After the event, Gary shared his insights and observations.


What was the purpose of London Deaf Expo?  

Fall Prevention Month
Hearing Loss and Falls November 10, 2017


Rex Banks, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology Director of Audiology


40 years of hearing healthcare September 22, 2017

What keeps Hearing Healthcare client Kaja coming back to CHS after 40 years


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