CHHA Webinars

Hosted on March 03, 2021

World Hearing Day 2021

To Hear for Life, Listen With Care

The theme for World Hearing Day 2022 is “To Hear for Life, Listen with Care.” In this webinar, three hearing research experts discuss the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing across the life course.

Webinar Five

Managing Tinnitus

There has been a reported increase in reports of tinnitus and the challenges of managing tinnitus during the pandemic. Tinnitus is a really important topic because it affects on average 10 to 15% of the adult population. And for some of those people, it can have a negative effect on the quality of their lives.

If you have tinnitus, I want you to know that you are not alone. Tinnitus is a symptom and not a disease and therefore does not require a cure. While there is no existing cure, there are many ways to help manage tinnitus successfully.

In this video, we’re going to discuss evidence-based approaches for tinnitus treatment, things to avoid that do not have any evidence to support them, and some resources to help you manage your tinnitus.

Webinar Four

Accessing Information

The pandemic has made a lot of people realize what a priority communication accessibility is. There’s a lot more visibility to sign language interpretation on the screen and more and more people started recognizing it. Communication Accessibility is very important for everyone, not just for the Deaf, not just for the Hard of Hearing, but for everyone to have access, especially during the pandemic.

This video will emphasize the importance of accessibility in the communications world, and introduce the various types of services that the Accessible Communication Services at Wavefront Centre provide to reduce the communication barriers

Webinar Three

Common Strategies for Virtual Environments

Although hearing aid technology has advanced significantly, hearing aids are not a complete solution. Having additional communication devices is an important element to fully address the impact of hearing loss or deafness. Communication devices are critical for people with hearing losses, especially during this pandemic now when many of us are still working from home or in school remotely.

The Communication Devices Showroom at Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility has a variety of assistive listening and alerting devices to optimize communication and safety at home, in the workplace, and in social environments. The Communication Devices Specialists at Wavefront Centre provide one-on-one consultations to assist individuals in becoming comfortable with their devices.

Webinar Two

Strategies for Managing Mental Health

It is normal and understandable that people are experiencing fear in the context of the pandemic, faced with new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, the home schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends, and colleagues. Understanding the signs of mental health illness and having access to mental health resources is critical and can be life-saving for everyone with hearing loss.

In this video, we will review the negative impact of social isolation and reduced social connection, and strategies to managing one’s mental health during these challenging times.

Webinar One

Communication Strategies for In-Person Environments

There are a variety of different face coverings that are available for people to use. Each type of face-covering has its uniqueness and shortages. However, when interacting with someone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, they really do rely a lot on facial expressions, body gestures, and sometimes on the lips to understand what’s going on.

In this video, an audiologist will talk about the various types of protective face coverings and a few solutions on how to interact with people who have hearing loss.

Peer Mentorship Program

CHHA’s  Web-based mentoring program is for people with hearing loss. It is designed to help individuals acquire those skills in managing their hearing loss in everyday life, which will help them to achieve optimal well-being.

To learn more about the program and how you can join, click the link down below.

World Hearing Day

March 03, 2021

CHHA Celebrates World Hearing Day  by discussing hearing issues with wonderful panelists: Association board  chair, Marilyn Kingdon, National Executive  Director, Lee Pigeau, Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, and the founding member and former National President and the President  of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association’s British Columbia chapter.Dr. Ruth Warick. 

Living with Hearing Loss

Living with hearing loss is not easy for anyone. Things can get lost in translation when trying to communicate with loved ones especially when raising a big family.

Healthy Living With Hearing Loss In this unique webinar, Amy and Markus de Domenico will share their unique life while living and coping with hearing loss in their family of seven.

A Recipe for Ear Candy

Living with Hearing Loss

Even though hearing technology has drastically improved our ability to hear, spoken language is not always easy to understand especially in noisy listening situations. We can, however, strengthen our ability to understand spoken language in non-ideal listening environments by making ear candy.

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Hearing Accessibility

A Global Perspective

Andrew Thomas discusses the global perspective of hearing assistive technology, and how they see Canada adapting to similar trends in other countries where accessibility is further evolved. Professor Myers will explain his and others’ advocacy for people with hearing loss—via a transformation in assistive listening.

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Make a Plan to Vote

Living with Hearing Loss

CHHA is pleased to partner with Elections Canada to provide you with this interactive webinar where Lisa will explain all the key tools you require to be a part of the democratic process. Join in with her where she will discuss all the necessary information you need to be able to vote, what you will need to cast your ballot and she will describe how you can vote under special circumstances.