Healthy Living with Hearing Loss Webinar

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Date(s) - 02/05/2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Title: Healthy Living with Hearing Loss
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
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Join us on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm for this unique, interactive webinar.

Amy and Markus have a blended family of seven children ranging from ages 11 to 33. Amy has a hearing loss and wears hearing aids. Her level of loss is severe to severe-profound. Amy and Markus’s two youngest daughters also have a hearing loss. Their youngest is profoundly deaf with bilateral cochlear implants. Their other daughter has a moderate-severe loss and wears hearing aids. They have never let hearing loss stand in the way of their healthy lifestyle. Amy exemplifies this as a triathlete who qualified and represented Canada in the International Triathlon Union last year in Lausanne Switzerland. In addition, Amy was on Season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada TV series. Markus is a Trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, a Juno award nominee for Best Children’s Album and has incorporated sign language interpretation into his live concerts. He has toured across Canada spreading joy into children’s lives.

Amy and Markus will share their experiences, how they have incorporated a healthy living style into their lives while raising their seven children. This will be a webinar you will not want to miss. The session will include and interactive discussion at the end. If you would like to submit questions ahead of time you can send them to events@chha.ca and we will be sure they are included in the program.

Biographies

Amy worked as a corporate-commercial law clerk and eventually retired to stay home when her youngest child was born deaf. Amy is a triathlete and has been training for her first Ironman race. Last summer, Amy qualified for and went on to represent Canada at the ITU standard distance world championships held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Also last year, Amy was a competitor in Season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada. She and her partner Trish, made it all the way to episode 7 before being eliminated.

Markus is a Trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. One of his recent motions was passed to allow for Board meetings to be close captioned and have a sign language interpreter available. He is also a children’s musician and was nominated for a Juno award for “Best Children’s Album”. He was one of the first Canadian artists to incorporate a sign language interpreter into his live concerts.  Markus wrote some live stage shows for and toured across Canada with Bob the Builder. He has also made appearances on Mr. Dressup, Fred Penner and Treehouse TV.