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Organization: Voice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children - Hamilton Halton Niagara Peel Chapter  
Phone Numbers: 416-487-7719
PO Box 30045 Dundas Neyagawa
Oakville, ON
L6H 7L8
Intersection: Neyagawa Blvd and Dundas St W
Location: Oakville (River Oaks)
Accessibility Notes: Program is virtual
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Contacts: Lesley Hrbacek
Bernadette Silva-Nguyen
Service Description: Community support deafness and impaired hearing services provide counselling and support for people who are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing. Services include assessment, education/training, coping, and consultation related to hearing loss and deafness
  • supports for people who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing
  • program is now virtual * home visits only
  • programs available for kids and alumni * conference * dress loud day * voice camp * advocacy programs * public education
Communication Devices Program - Consultation and sale of hearing and communication-related assistive devices * assistive devices augment communication, safety, and independence * includes visual smoke detectors, baby monitors, alarm clocks, amplified phones, and TTYs (text telephones)

CONNECT - Mental health counselling, including abuse, addictions, relationship breakdown, and legal advocacy for people who are deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard-of-hearing, and their families

Employment Services - Career counselling and job search training * works with employers to secure accessibility in the workplace * referral to appropriate employment service or vocational training programs, including Employment Ontario-funded programs such as Job Creation Partnerships, Self-Employment Benefit, Skills Development, and Targeted Wage Subsidy

General Support Services - Supportive counselling, special assistance, case management, and advocacy for people with a hearing loss * assistance with government services * helps clients overcome life issues

Hearing Care Counselling - Communication and hearing health services to enable daily living activities * support in regards to coping with a hearing loss, communication strategies and appropriate devices * in-home visits available * support provided also to caregivers * priority is given to adults 55 years and older * fee only for devices purchased

Ontario Interpreter Services - Professional sign-language interpreters * set fee - organizations and businesses are responsible for the cost of making their services accessible no matter who requests the interpretation service * advance booking preferred * emergency service available

Fees: Support services are free * set fees for devices and sign language interpreting services * membership fee $65 per annum
Application: Call for appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with hearing loss, or with an interest in hearing loss
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Burlington, Hamilton, and Niagara Region  
See Also: Children and Youth with Disabilities
Deafness and Impaired Hearing

This information was last completely updated on December 4, 2017

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