The Dr. Norah Browne Professional Award

This award recognizes a professional or a professional group who has contributed outstanding service to the work of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), at the National, Chapter (Provincial/Territorial) or Branch level.

Dr. Browne was diagnosed with hearing loss at age 13. She did not allow it to interfere with her plans to enter medical school. After graduation she became a strong advocate for the hard of hearing and deafened, and their families in Newfoundland Labrador (NL), and also on the national level in Canada. Dr. Browne is the founder of the organization which later became the NL Chapter of CHHA. She taught medical students how to communicate with hard of hearing patients, led by her own example. This award is named in honour of the contributions of Dr. Norah Browne.

  • Nominees may or may not be members of CHHA.
  • Nominees are professionals with or without hearing loss.
  • Nominees must have demonstrated significant service to the hard of hearing or deafened.

Award Requirements

Nominations must be accompanied by a brief biographical sketch, not more than 500 words, and a complete description of the nominee’s accomplishments.

June 2011 Quenton Currie
May 2012 Dr. André Marcoux
May 2013 Lesa Butler
May 2014 Jillian Ryan
May 2015 Bridges Psychological and Rehabilitation
Support Services Association

To nominate a candidate for the Dr. Norah Browne Professional Award, please use the nomination form available in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Download the Dr. Norah Browne Professional Award nomination form

For an alternative format, please contact the CHHA National Office.

+ Award Requirements
  • Nominees may or may not be members of CHHA.
  • Nominees are professionals with or without hearing loss.
  • Nominees must have demonstrated significant service to the hard of hearing or deafened.

Award Requirements

Nominations must be accompanied by a brief biographical sketch, not more than 500 words, and a complete description of the nominee’s accomplishments.

+ Past Recipients
June 2011 Quenton Currie
May 2012 Dr. André Marcoux
May 2013 Lesa Butler
May 2014 Jillian Ryan
May 2015 Bridges Psychological and Rehabilitation
Support Services Association
+ Nomination Form

To nominate a candidate for the Dr. Norah Browne Professional Award, please use the nomination form available in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Download the Dr. Norah Browne Professional Award nomination form

For an alternative format, please contact the CHHA National Office.