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Student's accessibility school project lands grant for CHS
A student from Whitby, Ontario has been awarded the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Grant. Emmanuel Rogerson advocated for Canadian Hearing Services, which empowers Deaf and hard of hearing people. Emmanuel's win means CHS will be awarded funding to continue its work. The YPI initiative exposes high school students to social issues, local charities, and philanthropy.
Client success story: Shadae
Since enrolling in CHS's Literacy and Basic Skills program, Shadae is more confident and outgoing - she also has a new job!
Assistive Tech Improving the Lives of People with Hearing Loss
October 22, 2020
According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability. Yet, many Canadians impacted by hearing-related disabilities, continue to face barriers to communication and a lack of accessibility. Michael Warburton, Director of Client Engagement for Canadian Hearing Services, explains the vital role of technology in enabling people with accessibility challenges to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified lives.
Masks, Plexiglas create barriers for Ontario’s hearing loss community
October 20, 2020
Rex Banks, a doctor of audiology and director of hearing health at Canadian Hearing Services, said there are numerous transcription apps out there that individuals can download to their mobile devices, but there are other ways to transcribe as well.
Western University Students create see-through masks for lip-reading
July 25. 2020
Two students at Western University have created one solution to assist the Deaf and hard of hearing with communication challenges and mandatory mask wearing. Our head of audiology, Rex Banks, shares information on this topic with CTV Ottawa.
The Push for Clear Masks
July 24, 2020
With masks now mandatory in many cities the Deaf and hard of hearing who rely on lip reading & visual cues face communication challenges. Our head of Audiology, Rex Banks, speaks with Marcia MacMillan of CTV News National on this topic.
Communication key while wearing face coverings: expert
July 21, 2020
Our head of audiology, Rex Banks, shares some communication strategies and tips on how to best communicate with the Deaf or hard of hearing.
Face shields not a good substitute for face masks, says Sudbury's health unit
July 9, 2020
To slow the spread of COVID-19, mas wearing has become a part of many people’s lives. But it can also pose a challenge for the Deaf and hard of hearing who may rely on lip reading and other visual cues. Our head of audiology, Rex Banks, weighs in.