Canadian Hearing Services

Site: No Physical Address

Service: Hearing Care Counselling Program, Simcoe County Area

Description
Description (Service) Provides communication and hearing health support services which enables people with a hearing loss to carry out daily living activities independently, safely, and with reduced communication difficulties 
 
Specific services include: 
 
Home Visits to provide information or counselling on understanding hearing loss and managing difficult listening situations 
  • use, care and maintenance of hearing aids and other listening systems 
  • selecting and using specialized communication equipment, e.g. telephones, alarm clocks, television accessories 
  • referrals to other community services
 
Accessibility Consulting Services provide a full menu of services to help businesses identify current communication barriers,
  • meet accessibility needs, and comply with all aspects of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 
  • includes facility assessments, technology assessments, education and training workshop
 
Education and training to consumers, family, caregivers and general public including family support and communication training, in-service training to home-support providers, presentations/community displays 
 
Falls Prevention - Dizziness and balance issues are often directly related to hearing health 
  • additionally, since people rely on sound for orientation in the environment, a person may not be as quickly aware of a potentially
  • hazardous situation when hearing is decreased 
  • therefore, proper hearing health and hearing loss management are important components of falls prevention
 
 
Member of the Simcoe Muskoka Integrated Fall Strategy (SMIFS)
Service Details
Hours Hearing Care Counsellors available by appointment only Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
 
  • Seniors 55yrs and up who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, have cochlear implants 
  • Younger adults with other disabilities as well as a hearing loss 
  • inquiries welcome from all ages
Application Call or visit website
Languages English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; American Sign Language (ASL) - Interpretation
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Simcoe County
Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll Free 1-866-518-0000
TTY Phone Toll Free 1-877-215-9530 * to reach any program or staff member, dial the number and use your keypad to select from the menu options
Crisis Phone Emergency Interpreting Services: 1-866-518-0000 | TTY: 1-877-215-9530 | urgent@chs.ca | SMS/Text: 416-712-6637 (charges may apply) 
 
Deaf-Blind Intervening Services: 1-866-518-0000 | TTY: 1-877-215-9530 | Allan Wareham, awareham@chs.ca
Fax 1-866-781-8999
E-Mail info@chs.ca
Website www.chs.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: facebook.com/canadianhearingservices
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/the-canadian-hearing-society
RSS RSS: www.chs.ca/rss.xml
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/cdnhearing
YouTube YouTube: youtube.com/CHSCanadaTV
Primary Contact Jeremy Hill
Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 1-866-518-0000 ext.4 ext 4; Email: info@chs.ca
Primary Executive Kim Nicholson, District Manager; Email: knicholson@chs.ca

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