Introduction

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a non profit, self-help consumer advocate organization run by and for persons who are hard of hearing. The mission of CHHA is to ensure that hard of hearing consumers understand how to have their needs met, and to promote their integration and full participation in Canadian society.

We have recently reorganized our web site so that it’s easier for you to navigate, and easier for us to add new information.

On our Education pages you will find information about Living With Hearing Loss classes, a ten-week program run several times throughout the year, which includes valuable information about hearing loss and coping skills, and also provides students an opportunity to develop their speechreading ability. The Education pages also includes tips for effective communication both with and for hard of hearing people.

Our site also has information about support groups: (1) to assist those who have, or are preparing for, a cochlear implant; (2) the CHHA Young Adults Network for hard of hearing youth; and (3) people who have been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease.

As an organization committed to the education and support of the hard of hearing, our site also includes a FAQs section addressing many aspects of hearing loss. Our Access page describes some of the equipment that’s available for use at home, at work and in public venues, as well as a listing of Winnipeg entertainment venues that provide ALD equipment. Also included in this section is a partial listing of Winnipeg churches that have ALD equipment. The About Us page includes details about our Board of directors and chapter advocacy activities on behalf of hard of hearing people. To further assist our readers we also have a Links page that provides links to other trusted sites. Our Membership page provides details about the benefits of membership in CHHA Manitoba Chapter, and our Donations page includes a link to a secure site where you can make on-line donations to the chapter.

We have recently started to collect Personal Stories by chapter members who describe their own experiences with hearing loss, and the ways they have overcome the many challenges they have faced. Reading these stories, hard of hearing people and their families and friends will feel encouraged to move forward with their own solutions.

We hope that your visit provides the answers you’re searching for.  If you have suggestions about additional topics for us to address, please click on the Contact Us button to send us an email.  Thanks, and happy surfing.