Campaign for Better Hearing

The National Association of Federal Retirees and its hearing professional partners has launched the National Campaign for Better Hearing.  The campaign’s first goal is to ensure that Canadians over the age of 60 can get a free hearing test.  Participating hearing health professionals will donate $4.00 for every test performed towards a fund to help provide hearing aids to those who cannot afford them.  In 2015 the campaign collected $2.00 for every hearing test, but with this year’s increased donation, the goal is to raise $250,000.  For more information, please visit Campaign for Better Hearing or phone 1-888-903-3316 to book an appointment


Congratulations to Gael Hannan on the highly successful launch of her book, The Way I Hear It: A Life With Hearing Loss.  The book reached number two on McNally Robinson’s best seller list for non-fiction for the week of May 22 to June 1, 2016.

Video from May 26, 2016 book signing

A special event CHHA Manitoba Chapter sponsored as part of Speech and Hearing Month in 2016 was a book-signing held Thursday May 26 at the McNally Robinson book store in Winnipeg.  The event featured Gael Hannan discussing her new book, The Way I Hear It: A Life With Hearing Loss.  Gael is a sought-after speaker known for her funny and insightful performances on living with hearing loss. Here’s a link to the video posted on YouTube.  The video was shot using a cellphone from the back of the room so the quality is not perfect, but it’s still good!  You may have to increase your volume to hear it properly. Gael Hannan book signing May 27, 2016

CHHA National AGM

CHHA holds its annual general meeting in the Assiniboine Room at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg 222 Broadway Avenue from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 28th.

Book signing with Gael Hannan

What better way for CHHA-MB to celebrate May as Speech and Hearing Month than to host a book signing event on Thursday May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Join us in the Travel Alcove of McNally Robinson, 1120 Grant Avenue to meet and speak with Gael Hannan, a popular writer and hearing-health advocate. She is a sought-after speaker known for her funny and insightful performances on living with hearing loss.  Here’s a link to the information on McNally Robinson’s web site: Mcnally Rrobinson – Gael Hannan book signing event

Presentation to the Springfield Seniors Group

Gladys Nielsen and Kathy Grabowecky will give a presentation on hearing loss to the Springfield Seniors Group in the United Room at Dugald Estates – from 1:30 to 3:00 on May 11.

Coping With Hearing Loss Presentation

Gladys Nielsen and Joanne Craig are traveling to Holland Manitoba to participate in a special M.I.L.E.S. wellness event with the theme “Sound Advice”. The event takes place at the Holland Community Centre with different presentations throughout the day.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Canadian Hard of Hearing- Manitoba Chapter is scheduled for Thursday April 14, 2016 in room 202-203 at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, (SMD) 2nd floor 825 Sherbrook Street beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. This is an election year for the chapter and we encourage everyone to attend and vote. Refreshments will be provided.
The guest speaker for the evening is the Public Education Coordinator, of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Mr. Cory Guest. His presentation will cover accessing 911 appropriately and what you can expect when texting to 911. He will also explain the ERIK program, fall and injury reduction and will also provide information about the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the work they do.
There is free parking on the south side of the SMD building, entering off McDermot Street and there are security-staff on site during the evening.

See Me Speak

Join us and learn the fundamentals of speech (lip) reading. Train your eyes to “listen” to a speaker by watching their face to learn their speech patterns, movements and gestures. Classes are an hour long and involve learning basic lip shapes, understanding gestures and body language, practice in speechreading and an opportunity to socialize with others who understand the struggles faced by those with hearing loss. The classes are taught by Rosalyn Sutley, a certified speechreading instructor.

Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 starting April 5th at the St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, 3-203 Duffield Street. Call 204-987-8850 or email to register. The cost is $35.00. Parking on designated streets for 4 hours is a $5 fee for the duration of the course. Easily accessible by transit.

“Sound Ideas” Living with Hearing Loss

A special presentation by Gladys Nielsen of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Manitoba Chapter on April 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Neighbours Active Living Centre.  Please call 204-669-1710 to register, or email