This session will highlight services provided by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, and communicate what devices (particularly loops) are available in the community to help those with hearing loss. Participants will also learn how various hearing aid devices work, and what they can do to advocate for those experiencing hearing loss to make this invisible disability more visible.
About the speaker: Lee Ramsdell is the President and Cindy Gordon is the Executive Director of The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Edmonton Branch. Both have hearing loss and are champions for equal communication access for those with hearing loss. They are guided by the question – how do we get on an equal playing field if we can’t hear the message?