Hearing Health Services offers a wide variety of services aimed to educate and improve understanding and awareness of hearing loss, hearing health and hearing protection. We also offer a series of Speechreading courses which involve learning about communication strategies, skills to effectively manage hearing loss, technology aids, and current hearing health news.
This initiative was designed to provide refurbished hearing aids to vulnerable and at-risk populations, including low-income seniors and adults. Free hearing assessments and treatment services by registered hearing health professionals are available to those that qualify. With funding support from the Vancouver Foundation, Lions of BC Hearing Conservation Society and other partners, we are able to provide free refurbished hearing aids and services.
Expert staff are available to assist with questions and advice regarding hearing health related Technology Aids, including assistive listening devices, amplified telephones and TV listening systems, alarm clocks, fire alarm notification systems, and complete alerting systems. Equipment may be loaned from our lending library and items may be ordered through our staff.
For 20 year IDHHC has been the leading provider of professional interpreting services on Vancouver Island and contracts qualified ASL Interpreters and Captionists to ensure the very best in fluid communication. All interpreters & captionists are screened for level qualification, have current Criminal Record Checks and WAVLI/AVLIC membership. Our Interpreters are trained in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture; captioning can include Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), a form of captioning that can be provided on-site or remotely, usually for live presentations such as meetings, classes, or conferences.
Partner in the delivery of the province-wide Employment Program of BC by providing employment-related services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and employers. Our trained staff provide support in all areas of job search including education, career decision making, adaptive technology and technical aids and supports in the work environment.
IDHHC staff provide information about hearing loss and Deaf Culture, ASL instruction, Communication & Literacy assistance, transition support, parent coaching, access and self-advocacy support, and referral services.