Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Edmonton Branch
#52, 9912 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 1C5
Phone: 780.428.6622  Fax:  780.420.6661
Email:  Chha-ed@shaw.ca
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The questions you can ask yourself when "speaking" with someone who is hard of hearing can be many.

One of CHHA-ED' goals is that through edcuation, barriers of communicating with the people around us can be removed.

WHAT TYPES AND CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS ARE THERE?
Many terms are used for hearing loss. The word "deaf" according to the Oxford Dictionary means wholly or partially without hearing. "Deaf" with a capital D refers to the individuals who see themselves as members of a cultural group and are accepted by the Deaf Community. Part of the requirements of this group is the use of American Sign Language (ASL) as their mode of communication. Other terms are late deafened and hard of hearing ... Read more

HOW COMMON IS HEARING LOSS?
One out of ten Canadians has a hearing loss including 6 out of 1000 children. Of these six, nine out of ten are born to hearing parents ... Read more

SOME COMMON PROBLEMS WITH A HEARING AID
If your hearing aids whistle you may want to go to your audiologist or hearing aid practitioner to obtain new ear molds. They may no longer fit correctly or are breaking down due to age. You may not hear the sounds but others around you will. ... Read more

WHAT IS AN ASSISTIVE DEVICE?
The term "Assistive Devices" itself can be somewhat confusing.  Basically a hard of hearing assistive device is anything designed to "help" the hard of hearing in various situations. ... Read more

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WHAT IS TINNITUS?
Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing in the ears according to the Oxford Dictionary. This is in the absence of external sounds that could account for the sounds heard. ... Read more

WHAT IS A COCHLEAR IMPLANT?
A cochlear implant is an electronic prosthesis that stimulates the auditory nerve to allow the sounds to be heard. .. Read more