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Syrian refugee Samer Altawil recently received his driver’s license with support from CHS’s Language Access for Newcomers to Canada program.
In the driver’s seat September 22, 2017

CHS's Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program is helping three refugees learn the skills needed to adapt to living in Canada.

Hollywood superhero champions online captioning September 22, 2017

How Hollywood star Chris Pratt turned a captioning controversy into an accessibility awareness campaign.

Employment Services via Skype
Reaching clients in their homes through Skype July 5, 2017

In 1945, when Herb Montgomery, one of the Canadian Hearing Society’s earliest Employment Services employees, went in search of jobs for clients who were Deaf and hard of hearing, he – often literally – went to great lengths on their behalf, travelling by car, bus, small plane, and even hitchhiking to look for work.

Ceceokok? Don’t go viral for all the wrong reasons! July 4, 2017

By Jennifer Beer, Services Coordinator, Digital Media Captioning

Now that the captioning of online videos is legally required in more and more areas, many businesses and organizations are scrambling to find captioning services. But being new to the accessibility arena, many don’t really understand what they should be looking for – they just look for the lowest price available.

Problem is, like everything in life, you get what you pay for.

150 Reasons to Celebrate and be Careful
150 reasons to celebrate - and to be careful June 30, 2017


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


Ann and Andy
Bequest honours lifelong dedication to healthcare June 30, 2017

In the 1950s, the late Ann Wesselius and her late husband, Andy, immigrated to Canada from Holland with basically nothing but the clothes on their backs. But over the years, life was good for Ann and Andy, and Ann was inspired to give back.   

Shortage of sign language interpreters? There’s an app for that. June 30, 2017


How technology is helping CHS provide remote access for clients

Timmins, Ontario, a community of nearly 42,000 residents in the province’s northeast region, is traditionally known for its many valuable exports, including lumber, gold, zinc and beloved singer-songwriter Shania Twain. But Timmins has also been a challenging region for providing sign language interpretation.

Living well with hearing and vision loss with supportive counselling June 1, 2017

Rose Frim, age 94, is an inspirational client of the Canadian Hearing Society’s Hearing Care Counselling program. Rose first came to CHS to help her cope with her hearing loss. Despite additional challenges that developed beyond her hearing loss, becoming legally blind in 2006 and in a wheelchair since 2008, Rose has remained upbeat and open to different support strategies offered by her counsellor, Joyce Haynes, who continues to work with her.

Deafblind two-hands
Q&A with Nicki Bumphrey, Deafblind intervenor June 1, 2017

June is Deafblind Awareness Month in Canada. Throughout the month, organizations like the Canadian Hearing Society work to educate the public on this unique disability which impacts an estimated 65,000 Canadians.

Grandaughter hugging grandmother
There’s more to hearing loss than just 'hearing' May 30, 2017

How a regular hearing exam can help you identify and manage your hearing health, and the health conditions associated with hearing loss


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