Advocacy

Hearing Loss in Canada

Hearing loss is the fastest growing, and one of the most prevalent, chronic conditions facing Canadians today.

  • In 2012/2013, an estimated 4.6 million Canadians aged 20 to 79 (19%) had hearing loss that affected their ability to hear normal speech.
  • One in five teenagers, aged 12 to 19 years, have some degree of hearing loss,
  • Measured hearing loss rose sharply after age 40 to reach 65% at ages 70 to 79.

The hard of hearing often cannot hear in places where information is transferred

  • Pharmacies
  • Admitting stations
  • Doctors Offices
  • Banks

CHHA National Advocacy

CHHA National advocates on behalf of its members to improve awareness and legislation that impacts issues for those with hearing loss.

In 2016, at the Leadership in Action Workshop, CHHA Chapter and Branch leaders identified the following objectives for the advocacy initiatives of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

  • Nationwide mandate of advocacy within CHHA
  • CHHA recognized as the national voice for hearing loss
  • Barrier free buildings
  • Public awareness and education

To achieve these objectives, numerous advocacy initiatives are taking place.

 

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