Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian Hearing Society


Canadian Hearing Society

Hearing loss is the fastest growing chronic condition in North America.

Almost one in four adult Canadians reports having a hearing loss. And with aging as the #1 cause of hearing loss, that number is growing as our population ages.

That's why your support is so important.

Your donation ensures that people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing continue to live productive, engaged, independent lives.

Since 1940, CHS has been breaking down barriers and building bridges between hearing people and people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Your support brings people with hearing loss and deafness that much closer to equal access to better jobs, higher education, stronger relationships with family and friends.


Founded in 1940, CHS is a not-for-profit agency and the leading provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. CHS is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing.

Canadian Hearing Society

Unique in North America, CHS offers a complete roster of essential services, including sign language interpreting; one-on-one language development for deaf and hard of hearing children using play as the medium of learning; employment consulting; sign language instruction; speechreading training; hearing testing; hearing aids; counselling; and, the most complete range of communication devices that assist and augment communication including TTYs (text telephones), visual smoke detectors, baby monitors, signalling devices and alarm clocks.

The largest agency of its kind in Canada, CHS employs approximately 450 people who deliver over 17 programs through a network of 29 offices across Ontario. All services are provided by professionals experienced in meeting the needs of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people in an accessible, confidential environment.

We support informed choices: we give you unbiased information on all known options and you decide what best suits you and your family.


Canadian Hearing Society

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