Canadian Hearing Services Donate Now
  • Font size:
    A A A
  • Display mode:
Login Register
Donate Now

Notice: Timmins Office

Website under construction


We provide hearing healthcare, general support services, employment services, sign language interpreting services, communication device products and several other services.

Located in downtown Brantford near the Brantford Library, Market Square Mall and Harmony Square, our office is easily accessible by wheelchair with the convenience of automated doors. CHS Brantford has served the City of Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand and Norfolk since 1988 and has been in its current location in the east wing of the Beckett Adult Building Leisure Centre, on the main floor, since 1990.


Communication Devices

We offer expert advice, sales, installation and training on a wide range of communication devices to enhance communication for culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

We’re here to help you find the best technical solutions, at the best price, to enhance communication in your home or at your business, organization or facility.

Visit our fully functional communication devices testing room. Try different devices to see what best fits your needs and speak to our experienced staff for answers to all your questions.


ASL, English


Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Educational Support Services – post secondary

Sign language interpreters

Ontario Interpreting Services at CHS provides American Sign Language (ASL)-English interpreting services across Ontario, and la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)–French interpreting services primarily in the Ottawa and Sudbury regions, but arrangements can be made for other locations in the province.

For your convenience, all bookings are done through our centralized scheduling centre in Ottawa.

Monday-Thursday 8 AM-8 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM

Hearing Help classes

Don’t give up your favourite activities because of hearing loss. We offer Hearing Help classes so you can learn about:

  • hearing loss and hearing aids
  • communication devices
  • speech reading and communication strategies
  • assertiveness training and stress management
  • and much more

Meet other people with hearing loss and share common experiences. Bring your spouse or a friend so you can both benefit.  

We offer 6 to 8 week sessions in the Fall and Spring, depending on demand. A minimum of 6 participants is required.

There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials and refreshments.


CONNECT Counselling

We offer free professional counselling services to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals of all ages, and their families, dealing with mental health issues, addiction, relationship problems, domestic violence or other serious challenges.


ASL, English (with ASL interpreter)


Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

General Support Services

We offer free guidance, advocacy, support and counselling to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals who request assistance to manage everyday life events including completing government forms and developing strategies to cope with hearing loss.


Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM




Hearing Care Counselling

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. Home visits can be arranged as required. We also serve younger adults (aged 19 and over) with other challenges as well as hearing loss who require home-based services Our counsellors can also educate care providers, service providers and support groups on how to provide accessible services for people with hearing loss.


ASL, English


Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM


Services for Job Seekers

Our employment consultants specialize in the unique needs of adults aged 16 and over who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing to help you find a job and succeed at work.


Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Languages offered:

English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:


Ontario government logo

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 

Services for Employers

We can help you find qualified candidates for job opportunities in your organization or business, and implement strategies to make your workplace accessible to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing employees and consumers.


Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Languages offered:

English, ASL

For more information or to make an appointment:


Ontario government logo

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 

Family Communication Program

This individualized sign language instruction program helps parents continue developing their sign language communication skills to keep pace with their school-aged children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. It is only available at CHS Hamilton.


  • 9 two-hour sessions
  • a schedule is arranged between the instructor and the family 
  • an initial meeting between the family and instructor is accompanied by a sign language interpreter to help facilitate goal setting and discussion

Languages: ASL

Fee: $100 (exceptions apply)

Sign Language Classes for Individuals

For Individuals

Sign language classes at CHS offer you an enjoyable and effective curriculum to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through classroom instruction, videotext and role-playing. Our qualified Deaf instructors use Signing Naturally, a sign language curriculum that teaches both ASL and Deaf culture to help you better understand the communication needs of the Deaf community.

Courses are offered in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer if minimum class size requirements are reached.

Click here for information on course offerings and registration.


For Businesses, Agencies and Organizations

We can provide short-term ASL courses for businesses, agencies and organizations. To learn more about sign language classes for businesses, click here


Office Information

CHS Brantford

225 Colborne St.,
Suite 139
Brantford, ON

Contact Information

Contact Form

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Additional Info

Street parking available – 2 hour max
Parking garage behind Beckett Building for minimal hourly charge
Wheelchair accessible

Languages: English, ASL

For additional contact information, including program-specific contacts, please click here.


Latest News

Canadian Hearing Society: Help for hearing loss

May 29 2015

By Heather Ibbotson,

Upcoming Events


COVID-19 is Underlining the Need for Accessible Video Conferencing

June 25 2020

Communicating with our coworkers through various digital platforms has proven crucial to remaining productive and connected.

Hearing Loss, Social Isolation and Loneliness During a Pandemic

May 01 2020

We are living during an extraordinary time when we all need to find new ways of staying in contact to maintain our well being. 

Canadian Hearing Services' Green Challenge

March 04 2020

Canadian Hearing Services teams celebrated our rebrand with a pizza and cake lunch.

Back to Top