Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) has established the Sound of Change Initiative, designed to provide refurbished hearing aids to vulnerable and at-risk populations including low-income seniors and adults.
This initiative will provide free hearing assessment and treatment services and, working with local Lions of BC Hearing Conservation Society and other community partners, provide free refurbished hearing aids to low income individuals.
IDHHC employs two clinical Registered Audiologists to perform hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings and recommendations for other assistive devices. Additionally, and not done anywhere else, clients then also have a personalized communication plan developed for them consisting of hearing rehabilitation services. Working together the IDHHC team along with other service providers will work with individuals and families to support healthy communication options to those that need it most.
We are grateful for the support and partnership for this initiative from:
- – Lions of BC Hearing Conservation Society
- – The Vancouver Foundation
- – Greater Victoria Savings Credit Union Legacy Fund
- – Greater Victoria United Way
- – Local Audiologists and individuals donating hearing aids