Board Member Since 2020
David Leyton-Brown’s progressive hearing loss began in mid-life, and the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association was there for him as he transitioned from “normal” hearing, through one and then two hearing aids, to one and now two cochlear implants.
CHHA was an invaluable source of information, advice, support and advocacy, but above all a community of members going through the same challenges, who “got it” and understood from personal experience the realities of life for the hard of hearing. Each CHHA member needs different information and support at different stages of their hearing loss, as David did. It was truly a delight to find that there are others who have faced, or are facing, the same issues, and have found coping supports and strategies.
David Leyton-Brown is now retired and has fewer demands on his time. He sees the Board of Directors as the the opportunity to use his skills and experience to give back, as he has done as a mentor to prospective cochlear implant recipients at Sunnybrook Hospital. David has extensive Board experience, and hopes that he can contribute to Board deliberations to help CHHA to continue to provide for the hard of hearing the benefits that he gratefully received.