Many Canadians are not yet aware of hearing loops or other technologies that can improve public engagement and enrich the lives of millions of people living with hearing loss.
Communication access enhances engagement for people with hearing loss, their family, friends and colleagues, and communities.
CHHA’s National program Get in the Hearing Loop campaign is dedicated to providing and promoting community education, advocacy on behalf of people with hearing loss, and consultation services to help venues of all kinds successfully implement hearing loop technology.
Get in the Hearing Loop …
- educates community leaders, municipalities, businesses, and organizations in every province across Canada about the need for hearing loops
- provides information to places of worship, audiologists, venues and organizations of all shapes and sizes about hearing loops and hearing loss
- advocates both provincially and federally to improve the lives of people with hearing loss
- provides workshops, toolkits, videos, articles, and more to inspire and guide anyone interested in communication access: event planners, installers, venue managers, decision-makers, civic leaders, AV techs, advocates, funders, and of course, people with hearing loss
- requests communication access via hearing loops at a wide variety of venues
- consults closely with installers to ensure loop installations meet universal IEC standards
Each hearing loop becomes part of our nation’s accessibility infrastructure, creating hearing-friendly communities. Loops include people with hearing loss much the way wheelchair ramps include people with mobility challenges.
We envision where Canada continues to break down communication barriers and include hearing loops in every province in every community where communication access is an automatic, enduring part of our daily lives.