Yoga for Hard of Hearing – Winter Session

Wednesdays, January 20 to March 23, 2016; 7:15 –8:15 pm
St. James Civic Centre 2055 Ness Ave.

This yoga class is for adults with hearing loss. The class is taught in spoken English using demonstration. Classes will focus on correct alignment of postures. All levels welcome: first time to try yoga or practiced yoga for many years.

The instructor, Lisa Dessens, is a Yoga Centre Winnipeg
certified instructor. She is hearing and is an Audiologist.

Register through the City of Winnipeg Winter Leisure Guide.

Meniere’s Support Group Meeting

A self-help group for people with Meniere’s Disease and other inner-ear balance disorders.  This meeting features a presentation on how the brain processes sound by audiologist Dr. Beverly Chaloupka.  The meeting will be supported by Note Taking service to ensure access for those with hearing loss.  For more information email or call 204-975-3037 and leave a message.

Details:  November 23, 11:00 a.m. til noon, Access River East, 975 Henderson Hwy.

Cochlear Implant Refresher Evening

The Central Speech and Hearing Clinic is holding a special evening for its adult cochlear implant clients on October 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Clinic audiologists will be on hand to review information you may have forgotten, and to answer questions.  Please RSVP by October 23 to or phone 204-275-7436

CHHA Online Scholarship Application Deadline is March 4, 2016

The CHHA Scholarship Program has been launched and is now available online. If you are a post-secondary student (or will be in September 2016) and experience hearing loss, please review the eligibility criteria and submit your application today! This online format will save you time and effort: only one application needed to apply for any of the four scholarships.  Online Scholarship Application 2016

Hearing Tests for All Manitoba Newborns Coming in 2016

The Winnipeg Free Press published a brief article on October 9, 2015 about the Manitoba Government’s plan to continue expanding newborn hearing testing to include all regional health authority locations in 2016.  Read the article here:  Hearing Tests for Newborns

CHHA General Meeting & Presentation

Alarm clocks? Door Bells? Smoke Alarms? Phones?  These are devices found in our everyday life. But what happens when you can’t hear the bell or buzz or beep?  You are invited to a presentation on Thursday October 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Deaf Centre Manitoba (DCM) to see and try the many assistive devices to help fill that gap.

Guest Speaker: Sheila Montney, Executive Director,
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. (DCM)

Door Prize and Refreshments!

Captioning Survey

The Canadian Radio-television Commission (CRTC) has called for comments on English language television closed-captioning.  The links below provide details of the CRTC notice and the broadcasters’ report.

CRTC Notice:  Call for comments on the English-language closed captioning quality standard related to the accuracy rate for live programming:

On 31 October 2014, the English Language Broadcasters Group submitted a Report on Efforts to Improve the Quality of Closed Captioning. The report outlined the group’s challenges in achieving the required accuracy rate for live programming.

Meniere’s Support Group Meeting

A self-help group for people with Ménière’s Disease and other inner-ear balance disorders. Meet others with the same problems you face, share ideas and coping strategies, reduce isolation resulting from this invisible disability.  For more info email or call 204-975-3037 and leave a message.

Details:  Sept 28 from 11:00 until noon, Access River East 975 Henderson Hwy.

CHHA National Responds to Memorial University

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association responded to the issue involving a Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador professor who has refused to wear a device that would allow a hearing impaired student to hear her lecture:   CHHA response to Memorial University

Coping With Hearing Loss – Free Presentation

Learn more about living with hearing loss and upcoming speech-reading (lip-reading) classes at this free presentation at Winnipeg’s Good Neighbours Active Living Centre.