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Text-to-Text Communication Systems
Text-to-text communication systems are interactive face-to-face communication tools that provide a means of communicating with your customers or employees. These portable systems enable people who are Deaf or have a hearing loss to communicate face-to-face instantly.
- a variety of setting including:
- financial institutions
- police services
- government offices
- customer service counters
- employment settings and more
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Auditory alarms, whether activated by heat, smoke, or toxic fumes, warn of imminent danger by sound. For customers or employes who are Deaf or have hearing loss, these life saving emergency notification measures fail completely. Systems that incorporate high-intensity flash/strobe lights that are strong enough to attract attention are essential to the safety of your customers or employees who may be deaf, oral deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing.
In-house Emergency Paging System
A wireless paging system, connected to your fire panel, immediately notifies users of emergency situations via a vibrating pager, or by sending a text message to LCD displays placed throughout your facility, keeping everyone in your place of business aware of emergency alerts.
Please speak to one of our Consultants for other solutions that may work for you.
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Assistive listening systems include FM, Infrared or loop systems. They are designed to connect the sound from the main speaker, sound system or other audio source and send the signal directly to wireless receivers worn by people with a hearing loss. The receivers allow individuals to adjust the volume to a comfortable level and can be used with a variety of headsets, including neckloop listening accessories for those with telecoil equipped hearing aids. Assistive Listening systems help to reduce background noise and compensate for poor room acoustics or distance from the sound source. Assistive Listening Systems can be portable and/or permanently installed and are recommended for all meeting assemblies where people with a hearing loss are present including; tours, lectures, small to large meeting venues, classrooms, places of worship, courtrooms, and theatres.
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Soundfield systems are portable sound systems which clearly amplify a presenters/teachers voice. Consisting of one or more microphones and one or more loudspeakers, Soundfield Systems provide even sound coverage within a room.
In the classroom, hearing is essential for learning. In meeting rooms, presentations are lost if they are not audible. Soundfield Systems provide the amplification you need, when you need it. It is the most flexible amplification solution for classrooms, boardrooms, nursing homes and small to mid-sized meeting rooms.
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TORONTO, ON – This is the third in our series of updates reporting on the governance and operational progress at Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) since the Board approved its new strategic plan in June 2017.
CHS National Scholarship
Wall of Honour
Come and meet Community Outreach Specialist and Customer Service Representatives who will provide workshop and customer support in your area.
Do you know that children and youth under the age of majority can register for a VRS number?
Come to the workshop to:
• Get technical support to set an account or help with your existing account
• Learn more about the Video Relay Service and how it can help you
• Share your feedback on SRV Canada VRS
Canadian Hearing Society to award up to a record $100,000 in National Scholarship funding for Deaf and hard of hearing students in 2018
April 11, 2018 – With the support of generous donors, the Canadian Hearing Society’s National Scholarship Program will mark its first-year anniversary by transforming more lives than ever before.
By Erin Burrell
Hi, remember me? I’m Erin. Four years ago, I shared a story about how I was humiliated at my first job by being required to wear a vest with extra large letters on the back declaring “I AM DEAF” as a “safety” requirement for my employer. At the time, the Canadian Hearing Society assisted me in resolving this matter. Soon after, again with CHS’s assistance, I obtained an exciting new job at a daycare centre.
Rex Banks, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
Director of Hearing Healthcare
If you are concerned about hearing loss, or noise-induced hearing loss, click here to find out how the Canadian Hearing Society can help and take our free online hearing test.
At the 2nd Annual President’s Golf Tournament, the Canadian Hearing Society raised a record $225,000. More than 100 golfers teed off at Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora to help Canadian Deaf and hard of hearing students realize their academic dreams. Proceeds from the tournament will be directed to the Canadian Hearing Society’s National Scholarship Fund.
For more information, please visit: https://www.chs.ca/golf
Canadian Hearing Society launches national scholarship program for Deaf and hard of hearing students
The Canadian Hearing Society is proud to introduce a National Scholarship Program that will help break down barriers to higher education and build brighter futures for Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians.
“Education has the power to transform lives today and for generations to come,” said Julia Dumanian, President and CEO, Canadian Hearing Society. “The Canadian Hearing Society National Scholarship Program offers students the financial support to help them achieve their academic goals, leading to fulfilling careers.”
Emergency communications project to make emergency broadcasting accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians
Today, the Canadian Hearing Society launched a project to develop and provide practical, tangible recommendations to make emergency broadcasting accessible for the 3.15 million Canadians who are hard of hearing and 340,000 Canadians who are Deaf.
In partnership with the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund, the project will ensure that governments, national public alerting agencies and broadcasters have an increased and consistent understanding of what is required to communicate effectively with Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians before, during and after an emergency.