CHHA-BC Annual Meeting June 7

CHHA-BC Annual Meeting June 7th – Deadline to register May 31, 2014

CHHA-BC is having its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 7th at BC Family Hearing Centre, 15220 – 92nd Avenue in Surrey, 9:30 am to 3 pm. Lunch is provided. RSVP is required by May 31, 2014. Please contact the office through email: info@chha-bc.org or by telephone: 1 866 888 2442. Registration is required by clicking here.

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Free Hearing Health Fair

Hello All,
We would like to make you aware of an upcoming event held by Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Details below!
Sincerely,
Courtney Walliser
CHHA-BC Receptionist

Join us for our Free Hearing Health Fair on Wednesday May 28th, 2014. Come on out to learn about hearing aids, wireless devices, communication strategies, and tinnitus.

Date: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Holiday Inn – Vancouver Centre (711 W. Broadway)

Presentations:

1) Keynote Speaker: Gael Hannan, Hearing Loss Consultant and Advocate (www.gaelhannan.com ).
2) Communication Strategies: Dr. Lisa Dillon Edgett, Vancouver Community College Speech Reading Program and UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
3) Update on New Hearing Aid Technology: Charles Fontaine, Audiologist and Manager, Willow Office, WIDHH
4) Wireless and Assistive Devices: Henry Lam, Audiologist and Clinical Supervisor, West 7th Office, WIDHH
5) Tinnitus and Treatment Options: Sandra Baker, Audiologist and Manager, Tri-cities Office, WIDHH.

Also free hearing screenings and an Exhibit Hall, featuring hearing aid manufacturers and services providers for the senior community. At the end of the fair, we will also hold a special Q&A Session as follow-up to the recent CHHA Forum on Cost of Hearing Aids.

Morning Coffee and Light Lunch provided.

Pre-registration encouraged. Please email info@widhh.com with number of guests attending.
Fully hearing accessible (sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, assistive devices).
For more info, please email gshyng@widhh.com. We hope to see you there!

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Hearing Aid Costs and Services Forum

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Seniors advocate ready to meet elderly’s needs

Sent by Marilyn Dahl to the Vancouver Sun and published April 1, 2014:
http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/letters/SPCA+policy+questioned/9683322/story.html

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DEADLINE EXTENSION for the YAN leadership retreat!!

Hello all,

We are extending the leadership retreat application deadline to 12 midnight PST on Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

The leadership retreat will take place from the evening of Wednesday, May 21st to the evening of Thursday, May 22nd, followed by the CHHA National conference from May 22nd – May 24th.

The theme will be “Leaders of Tomorrow“, and the focus will be upon leadership and employment.

Confirmed workshops include:

  • Leah Simeone as a plenary speaker on leadership
  • The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) will do a workshop on employment issues
  • Peter Stelmacovich, a Toronto-area manager from Phonak and a CI user (and his hearing ear dog) to speak on assistive technologies

Please send your applications to rosalindho@gmail.com by 12 midnight on April 6th, 2014. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotel accommodations (double occupancy), retreat costs, and a dinner out will be covered for the duration of the retreat and CHHA National conference. Participants are responsible for your own travel costs and the CHHA National conference registration fee (http://www.chha.ca/conference/registration2.php).

** Travel subsidies are available from some CHHA Branches/Chapters. Please contact me at rosalindho@gmail.com to find out more!

See attached poster and application form for further details. If you have any questions, please email me at rosalindho@gmail.com.

2014 Retreat Application
Leaders of tomorrow

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers,
Rosalind

Rosalind Ho
President, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Young Adult Network

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

CHHA Vancouver Members enjoyed a visit with Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014.

Shown (L-R) are:
Edith Baranyay,  Margaret Liu (Board member of the Centre),  Janet Weil (Executive Director of the Centre), Ruth Warick, Miron Gazda, Betty MacGillivray, Ray Forseth
Vancouver-20140214-00072

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Hearing Aid Forum announcement

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Chapter, Vancouver  Branch and other branches is planning a public forum about hearing aid costs and services to be held in Vancouver on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1 pm to 4 pm, at Alice McKay Room, Vancouver Public Library Square and Conference Centre, 350 W. Georgia, Street. Parking is $1.75 per hour. There will be a multidisciplinary panel of representatives, including a hard of hearing consumer, a hearing aid dispenser, a manufacturer of hearing aids, a BC Government politician, and the registrar of the College of Speech and Hearing health Professionals. In preparation for this public forum, we are asking for your help. Please complete this short survey on consumer concerns about hearing aids and services by clicking here. If you have a story to share, please email to us at info@chha-bc.org with attention of Hearing Aid Forum Committee.

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