About Canadian Hearing Society
The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is a non-profit organization providing services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss. CHS was established in 1940 and currently has 13 regional offices and 16 area offices across Ontario. CHS is committed to developing and providing five core programs in each of the 13 regional offices in Ontario. Core programs include Employment Services, General Social Services, Marketing Communications, Hearing Care Counseling and Ontario Interpreter Services. Optional programs vary from region to region and are tailored to meet local needs; they include a Hearing Aid Program, Technical Devices, CONNECT Counseling Services, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Hearing Help Classes, Literacy and Basic Skills, Sign Language Services, Educational Support Services, and Technology Initiatives Department. CHS also provides home support services to seniors with hearing loss, including information on technical devices, and advocacy. On a national and international basis, CHS provides consultation, material resources, advocacy and referral.