Canadian Hearing Society

Site: Simcoe County Area Office

Service: Hearing Care Counselling Program

Attention
Public Comments The Hearing Care Counselling Program is available throughout Simcoe County * call the Barrie office for more information
Contacts
Toll Free Phone Office: 1-866-518-0000, ext 4099 * Ontario Interpreting Service (OIS) (non-emergency service, book in advance): 1-855-656-3748
TTY Phone Simcoe County Area Office: 1-877-215-9530 * Ontario Interpreting Service (OIS) (non-emergency service, book in advance): 1-877-843-0368
Crisis Phone Ontario Interpreting Service (OIS) (Emergency): 1-866-256-5142 * TTY Ontario Interpreting Service (OIS) (Emergency): 1-866-831-4657
Fax 1-866-781-8999
E-Mail info@chs.ca
Website www.chs.ca
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Primary Contact Cathy O'Connor, Hearing Care Counsellor; Phone: 1-866-518-0000 ext 4099; Email: coconnor@chs.ca
Alternate Contact Ross Hart, Hearing Care Counsellor; Phone: 1-866-518-0000 ext 4234; Email: rhart@chs.ca
Primary Executive Kim Nicholson, District Manager; Email: knicholson@chs.ca
Hours Hearing Care Counsellors available by appointment only Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Description and Service
Description (Service) Provides communication and hearing health support services which enables people with a hearing loss to carry out daily living activities independently, safely, and with reduced communication difficulties * specific services include: 
 
Home Visits to provide information or counselling on understanding hearing loss and managing difficult listening situations * use, care and maintenance of hearing aids and other listening systems * selecting and using specialized communication equipment, e.g. telephones, alarm clocks, television accessories * referrals to other community services  
 
Accessibility Consulting Services provide a full menu of services to help businesses identify current communication barriers, meet accessibility needs, and comply with all aspects of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) * includes facility assessments, technology assessments, education and training workshops  
 
Education and training to consumers, family, caregivers and general public including family support and communication training, in-service training to home-support providers, presentations/community displays 
 
Falls Prevention - Dizziness and balance issues are often directly related to hearing health * additionally, since people rely on sound for orientation in the environment, a person may not be as quickly aware of a potentially hazardous situation when hearing is decreased * therefore, proper hearing health and hearing loss management are important components of falls prevention 
 
Member of the Simcoe Muskoka Integrated Fall Strategy (SMIFS)
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
 
Seniors 55yrs and up who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, have cochlear implants * Younger adults with other disabilities as well as a hearing loss * inquiries welcome from all ages
Application Call for information
Languages English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; American Sign Language (ASL) - Interpretation
Fees None
Location Information
Areas Served Simcoe County
Site Location Cedar Pointe Business Park
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
64 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 1412
Barrie, ON L4N 5R7
 
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Intersection Hwy 400 and Dunlop St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
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