The Calgary Police Service has created a database where people can register if they have a physical, mental, or medical condition that means they may require special attention in an emergency. Now we need you to do your part. If you are a vulnerable person or care for a vulnerable person, then we need you to give us your information. Your privacy will be protected and the information you provide will only be used by the police, fire, and EMS to help you or your loved one when you are in danger.
A brief history of programs, services, and organizations serving the Deaf and hard of hearing in Calgary is now completed.
Please join us to celebrate and discuss the book from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, May 25. There will be a short programme at 5:30 p.m. Interpreters and captioning will be available. Light refreshments will also be available.
If you have downloaded the book, bring a copy for the authors to sign. Also, bring any suggestions you may have for additional information to be included in the history book.
Please RSVP here.
Come and join Monique Denault as she explores holistic relaxation and stress relief for people with tinnitus.
Monique is a self-care enthusiast, facilitator and the brain behind www.key2calm.com, a company specializing in holistic solutions. Monique brings her enthusiasm for exploration to the table in every talk she gives. Using science, experience, and nature, she inspires her audience to launch their own personal journey of truth, improved health, and inspired living.
When: Saturday, January 31
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Deaf & Hear Alberta, 63 Cornell Road NW (downstairs)
In this spirit of working together to assist Albertans on their path to better health, Deaf & Hear Alberta would like to invite all Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists to join us for a Breakfast Roundtable while we exchange ideas around client care, services and supports and share with you the newest assistive communication technology and information about funding supports and additional program and services offered by our organization.
Please join us at one of the following Breakfast Roundtables:
Deaf & Hear Alberta, 63 Cornell Road NW
January 29, 2015
7:30-9:00 a.m. (1 hour presentation followed by Q&A session)
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Conference Room B, 10230 – 111 Avenue
March 19, 2015
7:30-9:00 a.m. (1 hour presentation followed by Q&A session)
Deaf & Hear Alberta did not have the enrollment for these events to make it feasible to proceed. We are confident that we will be top of mind if ever you or your clients need our assistance in the future and we will notify you of any upcoming events.
Please feel free to contact our office at any time and sign up for our e-newsletter at http://deafandhearalberta.ca/news-and-events/stay-connected/. If you would like a personal visit, please let us know. We would love to chat with you.
For more information or questions about our products and services, please contact Kathy at 1-866-471-2805 ext. 215 or email email@example.com .
TELUS Calgary Community Board funds innovative technology to prevent hearing loss in young adults and youth in our community. Read the full press release here.
Lately you’ve been worried about your hearing. It’s not as good as it used to be. You accuse people of mumbling when they talk to you. Your family gets angry with you because you turn up the volume on the TV. You avoid getting together with friends, because you have trouble keeping up with the conversation when you are in a group.
Hearing loss in the fastest growing, and one of the most prevalent, chronic conditions facing Canadians today. Estimates are that by 2015 three million Canadians will suffer from hearing problems.
Come and join Dr. Carrie Scarff (audiologist) as she demystifies hearing loss. Learn about hwo untreated hearing loss can impact6 your life and what you can do to help yourself. Inform yourself about how hearing aids and assistive listening devices can help with the management of hearing loss. Discover new coping skills that can help you more fully engage in your life.
Introduction to Hearing Loss Presentation
Learn all about your hearing and how to manage reduced hearing.
To find out about upcoming events, please email: LynseyC@deafandhearalberta.ca
If you have hearing loss, research tells us that you can improve your ability to understand by using visual cues such as lipreading, body language, and facial expressions. Hearing aids and assistive devices amplify and improve the quality of sound, but for many people who have hearing loss, this still does not lead to adequate comprehension. To help us understand speech, we must learn to “read” what our friends, family and associates are saying. Have fun and learn new skills as you become more skilled in using visual information. No experience is necessary! Difficulty level will be tailored to participants’ needs.
Note: This is a 4-part series of courses. Classes can be taken in any order. Sign up for one or take them all. Each class is 4 hours in length.
D1: Homophenes P, B, M – Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
D2: Homophenes F,V – Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
D3: Vowel sounds and Numbers – Saturday, November , 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
D4: W.Wh – Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sessions held in our office Boardroom, 63 Cornell Road NW.
To register please contact Lynsey or 403-284-6212 or by following this link.
Would you like to make a difference in a senior’s life? We are currently seeking volunteers who would be willing to be companion to a Deaf senior. Depending on the individual, this could involve a variety of things- visiting them in their home, going shopping together, or even just going for a walk. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide friendship and companionship to a senior who may not be able to participate in the same activities that they used to.
Please note: Due to the nature of this position, volunteers must be fluent in ASL.
For more information or to apply for this volunteer position, please contact our Manager of Deaf Services, Cindy Pilz, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In wake of the recent news that an unqualified sign language interpreter was present at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, Deaf and Hear Alberta has issued a news release. Please click here to view the news release in PDF format.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society has officially become Deaf and Hear Alberta. Click here to read the full news release.