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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WIDHH Annual Award of Merit

The WIDHH Award of Merit Committee is now accepting nominations for the Annual Award of Merit, to be presented at the upcoming Annual General Meeting in April 2014; exact date to be announced.  The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals, groups or organizations that have made a difference in the lives of Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing individuals in British Columbia.

Please write a brief biographical account of the nominee and why you have nominated them.

Click here for more information and to download the Award of Merit Nomination Form.

All completed nomination forms must be delivered either by mail, fax, e-mail, or dropped off in person no later than Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 5:00pm to:

Ava Hawkins and Wendy Bruce, Award of Merit Committee Co-Chairs

c/o Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1X9

Fax:  604-736-4381

info@widhh.com

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911 Texting draws closer for those who need it

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/personal-tech/Texting+soon+available+those+need+Comm/9428287/story.html

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Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre Tour

You are invited!

Come for a tour of the Centre to learn more about how Children’s Hearing and Speech
provides access and gives kids with hearing loss a voice. Learn about their programs and
services with tour guide, Director Janet Weil.

WHEN: February 14, 2014

8:30 to 10:00 AM: Light breakfast provided

WHERE: 3575 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, BC

Please let us know by February 7th if you can attend at chhavancouver@gmail.com. There is no charge for the event. Space is limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thanks,

CHHA Vancouver Branch Board: Ruth Warick, Miron Gazda, Shirley Coomber, Rosalind Ho, Tasha Cox, Marilyn Dahl

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Nov 2012/Nov 2013 Annual Report published

The CHHA Vancouver November 2012/November 2013 Annual Report is now available online.

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Year in Review: chhavancouver.ca

Happy New Year to all! Here is a look back at our year on WordPress at chhavancouver.ca! Click here to see the review!

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Consumer Concerns About Hearing Aids

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-BC Chapter and its Branches is planning a Public Forum about hearing aid costs and services, to be held in Vancouver in late April 2014. Watch for future information about date and location.

In preparation for this public forum we are asking for your help. Please go to the link provided and complete the short survey on Consumer Concerns About Hearing Aids.

Click here to take survey

And if you have a story to tell, please email it to: info@chha-bc.org ATTENTION OF HEARING AID FORUM COMMITTEE.

Thanks for your participation!

Organizing Committee for Public Forum on Hearing Aid Costs and Services

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