Peer-to-Hear

PEER-TO-HEAR

Have you ever wished there was someone you could talk to about your hearing loss? A sympathetic ear who understands what you’re going through?

Learn to Manage Hearing Loss

Are you an adult living with hearing loss in Calgary? If you could benefit from personalized support to learn how to better manage your hearing loss, this program is for you. For a period of 3 months, a mentor can assist you in accessing resources and learning strategies to help you manage your hearing loss.  This might include an introduction to new assistive technology, encouraging you to attend speechreading classes or helping you re-engage with the people around you.

This program offers one-to-one mentoring with a trained volunteer who has lived experience.  You meet weekly to discuss challenges, strategies and triumphs. These meetings can be in-person, by phone, or virtually on your computer.  There is a meet-up group to stay connected after the 3 month program has ended, so that support is ongoing. We have a private Facebook Group you can join for the latest information and to keep in touch.

We are also pleased to offer Group Mentoring sessions that offer mentoring with groups of 3 – 6 mentees, a mentor and the coordinator as facilitator. The group is able to share their challenges and to learn new strategies to help overcome the hurdles of living with hearing loss.  The group meets bi-weekly for an hour in a quiet space on-site for anyone who may have mobility issues. We are also able to offer virtual meetings if in-person is not suitable to your group.

Are you a Calgary adult who is ready to offer support to someone with hearing loss? You will receive training and guidance to enhance your skills as a mentor.

For information on how to be involved in this program, please contact sharron@deafandhearalberta.ca.

A mentor can assist you in accessing resources and learning strategies to help you manage your hearing loss.  This might include an introduction to new assistive technology, encouraging you to attend speechreading classes or helping you re-engage with the people around you.

You can participate in this program either as a mentee (someone wanting support)  or a mentor (someone wanting to offer support) depending on where you are on your journey of managing your hearing loss.

Get Involved

Participate as a mentee or a mentor.