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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.

Ideal for:

  • a variety of setting including:
    • hospitals
    • financial institutions
    • police services
    • government offices
    • customer service counters
    • employment settings and more

Questions?

Email CHS Corporate Services
Call: 1-855-548-2433
TTY: 1-877-215-9530

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.

Questions?

Email CHS Corporate Services
Call: 1-855-548-2433
TTY: 1-877-215-9530

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.

Questions?

Email CHS Corporate Services
Call: 1-855-548-2433
TTY: 1-877-215-9530

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.

Questions?

Email CHS Corporate Services
Call: 1-855-548-2433
TTY: 1-877-215-9530

If you’re 55 or older and have a hearing loss, we offer free counselling services to help you improve communication with family and friends, stay involved in social activities, and remain safe and independent at home.

Who we serve

Deaf and hard of hearing adults and preschool children who are experiencing speech and language difficulties will benefit from the assessment and therapy services offered by our experienced speech-language pathologists.

How we help adults

A speech-language pathologist will meet with you to determine your goals and create programs tailored to your needs. Services are provided in English, sign-supported English and American Sign Language (ASL).

Click here, to learn more about the Hearing Healthcare Initiative.

 Care and protection for your hearing aids

Sound Rewards

Funding and financial resources for hearing aids

CHS is an authorized vendor with:

You can order custom-made swim plugs and noise protection from CHS.

Swim plugs

Swim plugs or molds are ideal for anyone who needs to keep their ear canals dry due to a history of ear infections, ear surgery or chronic conditions such as drainage. Swim molds keep out most of the moisture that can aggravate outer ear conditions making bathing, showering and swimming less worrisome. They’re custom made for your ears, have a floatable design and come in a rainbow of colours.

Over the years, physicians have referred thousands of patients, both children and adults, to the Canadian Hearing Society for hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, classes and workshops, and tinnitus and hyperacusis consultations. Click here to receive a CHS physician referral “prescription” pad and a list of our locations.

We offer hearing tests for adults and children aged 3 years and over at 10 CHS locations across Ontario. If you have a hearing loss, an experienced audiologist will help find the best solution for you.

When to have a hearing test

Have you noticed a change in your hearing? Do you often ask people to repeat things? Are you turning up the volume on the TV or radio?

Sign language and spoken language interpreters

For students whose first language is ASL or LSQ, an interpreter provides communication in both ASL and spoken English, or LSQ and spoken French. The interpreter will translate classroom discussions into ASL or LSQ for the student and from ASL or LSQ to spoken language so the student can ask or answer questions and participate in discussions.

If you're Deaf or hard of hearing part-time student registered at a publicly-funded Ontario college or university, you can apply for free classroom accommodations so you can participate in the classroom experience.

Our experienced intervenors support people who have a combined loss of vision and hearing to allow them to participate in all aspects of daily life.

 

 

What we offer

CHS brings people together, from different locations across Ontario, for one-on-one or group meetings, interviews and training sessions. Our state-of the-art video conferencing services save travel time and money. 

Let us caption your videos so you can communicate with Deaf and hard of hearing employees and consumers, reach new markets for your products or services, and comply with disability legislation.

Why caption your videos

Closed captioning (CC), also called “Same Language Subtitling,” allows viewers to read written text of what is being said in a video. Unlike open captioning, it can be turned on or off.

Adding captions to your videos, especially on your website, means you can:



CART AT CHS

Our professional CART writers provide live, word-for-word transcription of speech to text to make your conversations, meetings and presentations accessible to people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.

Captioning services

We can turn the spoken word into text to ensure you effectively communicate with people who are Deaf and hard of hearing at personal appointments or in group settings, and on your website.

Will interns be paid?

Candidates are paid an annual salary of $26,000 which is pro-rated to 10 months. We also offer a moving/relocation subsidy to interns who have to move to Toronto for nine months.

When does the program begin?

The program has two sessions per year and each accepts four interns. Sessions have different start dates to ensure there will always be an opportunity for placement and meaningful assignments in the community. Some classes involve all eight interns but the sessions are run separately.

 

OIS Interpreter Internship Program

If you’re a graduate of an accredited Interpreter Education Program, you can apply for a 10-month paid internship program at CHS to gain practical experience and improve your skills.



 

Enjoy a rewarding career as a sign language interpreter for Ontario Interpreting Services at CHS. We’re always looking for skilled interpreters to provide ASL-English and LSQ-French services in regions across Ontario.

How to become an OIS interpreter 

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