Canadian Hearing Society - Sault Ste Marie

Site: Sault Ste Marie Office

Service: Hearing Care Counselling

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Offer free counselling services to help deaf individuals improve communication with family and friends, stay involved in social activities, and remain safe and independent at home
 
Communication Devices 
Provides information, demonstration and assistance with: 
  • Assistive Listening technology such as Personal FM and Infrared systems 
  • Specialized telephones such as amplified, Voice Carry Over (VCO) and TTYs 
  • Alerting devices such as fire/smoke, doorbell, phone, baby cry
 
Education 
Offers education and training to consumers, family members, caregivers and the general public
 
Training can include: 
  • Family support and communication training 
  • Hearing Health Care Clinics 
  • Hearing Help Classes 
  • Speech Reading Classes 
  • In-Service Training 
  • Presentations/Community displays 
  • Self-help and support groups
 
Home Visits 
Provides individual and family counselling in individual's home
 
Counsels on issues related to coping with hearing loss such as:  
  • Understanding your hearing loss 
  • Use, care and maintenance of hearing aids and other listening systems 
  • Managing difficult listening situations 
  • Selecting specialized communication equipment, such as telephones, alarm clocks, television accessories 
  • Referrals to other community services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Algoma District
Boundaries North to Hornepayne and East to Thessalon
Eligibility Ages: 55 year(s) and up 
 
Communication Devices 
Individuals who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
 
Education 
Open to all
 
Home Visits 
  • Priority is given to individuals 55 years of age or older having trouble adapting to hearing loss 
  • Individuals under the age of 55 with other disabilities as well as hearing loss, requiring home-based services are also eligible
Application Call, email, or submit the online form for more information
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Interpretive Services - Upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-866-518-0000
TTY Phone TTY: 1-877-215-9530
Fax Toll free 1-833-842-4255
E-Mail info@chs.ca
Website www.chs.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 130 Queen St E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y5
 
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Intersection Queen St E and Dennis St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); Ministry of Education; Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way