Message from the Executive Director

From the Desk of Christopher Sutton
National Executive Director
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Welcome to this issue of I Listen. In this edition you will learn more about work we have been doing on your behalf to ensure that all people living with hearing loss live in a barrier free society.

As most of you are aware, Bill C-81: An Accessible Canada Act was introduced into Parliament in June. And while Parliament and Senate have been on winter recess, we been working behind the scenes with our partners to ensure that we are advocating to ensure this critical legislation is passed in 2019!

I am excited that our “Living with Hearing Loss Webinar Series” will resume on February 13, 2019, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Sponsored by our friends at Cochlear Canada, you will learn from Caroline and Andreas Schwabe, as they share their ‘Love Story About Hearing’.  This is a webinar you don’t want to miss!  Register Today!

Registration for the upcoming 2019 CHHA Educational Conference and Trade Show is now open.  Don’t miss out on the latest information and take advantage of our early bird rates today by visiting our website  Read more from our President, Myrtle Barrett, and her reflections on what a conference is and how this conference can change your life at

I hope you enjoy all the information we have to share in this issue.  We are early into 2019 and its been a very busy and exciting time for our association.  I am so encouraged by the passion and dedication shown coast to coast to coast from our members as we ensure all people with hearing loss are able to live without barriers.


Christopher T. Sutton
National Executive Director