The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association’s vision is a Canadian society that is respectful and fully accessible to people with hearing loss.
90% of people with hearing loss can improve communication with hearing assistive technology, counseling or environmental changes.
Sounds over 85 decibels can be harmful to hearing, these could include: Rock concerts, dance clubs and MP3 players.
One out of ten Canadians, 4 million people have a hearing loss including 6 out of 1000 children. Of these six, nine out of ten are born to hearing parents.
4 in 1,000
Approximately 4 in 1,000 Canadian babies are born with some degree of hearing loss or will develop early progressive childhood hearing loss.