Canadian Hearing Society - Sault Ste Marie

Site: Sault Ste Marie Office

Service: Hearing Care Counselling

Description & Services
Description (Service) As of March 5, 2017, unionized workers with the Canadian Hearing Society are on strike. Call first to confirm services. Please refer to http://www.chs.ca/information-about-labour-disruption-chs for further information and details around specific service disruptions.

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 for information
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Interpretive Services - Upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-4320
Toll Free Phone 1-855-819-9169
TTY Phone TTY: 1-877-634-0179
Fax 705-256-7231
E-Mail webmaster@chs.ca
Website www.chs.ca
Primary Contact Gisella Krezek, Hearing Care Counsellor, Canadian Hearing Society; Phone: 705-946-4320 ext 227 * 1-855-819-9169 ext 227; Email: gkrezek@chs.ca
Alternate Contact Wayne King, Regional Program Manager, Canadian Hearing Society; Email: wking@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 ; (80) United Way
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way