CHHA Young adult from Vancouver wins major award and position

Rosalind Ho, of Vancouver has been elected new President of the CHHA Young Adult Network, which spans the country.

Rosalind, a recent UBC grad, takes time to volunteer with CHHA Vancouver Branch, in addition to holding down a job.

More than that, Rosalind won a national competition to be a delegate to the International Youth Rally, to be held in Portland in June. To do so she earned $200 for CHHA National to qualify, and then earned coupons through 48 hours of volunteer work for CHHAVAN.

Well done, Rosalind!

On behalf of Marilyn Dahl

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CRTC 911 decision to benefit the hearing impaired

The CRTC says wireless carriers must make changes to their networks and systems to support 911 emergency text messages for hearing or speech-impaired persons within 12 months.
CRTC Decision re T911
CRTC Media Release re T911 Decision

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January 17, 2013 branch mtg presentation – Dr. Amir Soltani

Here is the PDF file of Dr. Amir Soltani, the featured speaker at our January 17, 2013 branch meeting. Dr. Amir Soltani is a Certified Clinical Audiologist and Hearing Aid Specialist, and Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia.
PDF:What’s New in Hearing Aids?

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PREVIEW: Upcoming Branch Meeting with Dr. Soltani January 17

As a sneak preview to Dr. Soltani’s talk at the January 17 Branch meeting, here are two files you might want to read:
Hearing Aids ENT Residents 2012PDF | PPT
BAHA 2012 ENT ResidentsPDF | PPT

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Some recent newspaper articles might interest you

Two recent  newspaper items on cochlear implants might interest you:

this was in the Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Cochlear+implants/7354721/story.html

And this was in The Province:

http://www.theprovince.com/health/Breaking+strange+silent+world/7306728/story.html

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Walk2Hear 2012 Photo Gallery

We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for your help and participation. Here is a link to the 2012 Walk2Hear Photo Gallery for you to enjoy!

Link:
https://plus.google.com/photos/104281658005480772882/albums/5796319449229602577

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Mediaplanet “Hearing Health” Report, The Vancouver Sun

Here is a link to Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of the Vancouver Sun on “Hearing Health”.

On page 7, Nora McKellin, President of the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association provides some useful insight in an article on “Ageing and Hearing Loss”.

On page 2, an article about hearing loss is provided by contributor Grace Shyng, M.Sc., Aud. (C), RA UD, RHIP, Head of Audiology, Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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June 7 Branch Meeting

Just a reminder to you all that the next meeting of CHHAVAN Branch was postponed from the May 24th date to June 7th, due to the CHHA National conference in Ottawa.

So– do be sure to attend our June 7th meeting 7- 9 pm, 3575 Kaslo St. East Vancouver (Childrens Hearing and Speech Centre of B.C.) doors open at 6:30 pm

Program content includes a report from the CHHA Conference; report on the findings of the Branch Planning survey, which ran recently on Survey Monkey; and update on the Walk2Hear2012 Walkathon, scheduled for September 22nd, in Jericho Park. Lots of exciting news followed by an hour’s social time, so do plan to be there and add your ideas to the planning.

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CHHA Vancouver Branch Meeting SURVEY now open

We are considering changing the time of our CHHA Vancouver Branch meetings to make them more accessible to a larger number of people. Please take this short survey to let us know your preferences. Thank you!

CHHA Vancouver Branch Meeting SURVEY

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Next Branch Meeting, March 15, 2012

Chha Vancouver’s March meeting is coming up and it has been quite a while since we were all together, so we will have lots to talk about and it should be an interesting evening

Please mark this date on your calendar, and plan to attend.

March 15, 7-9 pm  Doors open at 6:30 pm
Multipurpose room   Childrens  Hearing and Speech Centre of B.C.   3575 Kaslo street

Lisa Dillon-Edgett, Audiologist and Instructor in Speech reading at Vancouver Community College, will introduce us to her program  on Speech reading
Speech reading is a skill every hard of hearing person needs to master – it is not only about lip reading but also about managing the various aspects of a living with a hearing loss.

Come and find out about the newer approaches to teaching and learning this necessary skill.

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