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Organization: Canadian Hearing Society - Toronto Office  
Toll-Free: 1-866-518-0000
Teletype: 1-877-215-9530
Fax: 1-833-203-4422
271 Spadina Rd
Toronto, ON
M5R 2V3
Intersection: Spadina Rd and Davenport Rd
Location: Toronto (Casa Loma)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
After Hours Emergency Interpreter Services: Mon-Fri 5pm-9am * Sat-Sun daily 24 hours
Service Description: Multi-service agency for adults who are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing * home visits for audiology services
After Hours Emergency Interpreter Services - Sign language interpreters for health or mental health emergencies
American Sign Language (ASL) classes -  One-on-one classes, beginner to advanced * special workplace contracts * trains deaf people to become sign language instructors
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology - Develops and improves speech, language literacy (English and ASL), family communication * some in-home service available * Language Thru Play preschool program
Communication Devices - Sale of assistive devices including TTY, alerting/signalling devices, FM systems, amplifiers
Connect Housing Project - Bachelor, one and two bedroom apartments including some accessible units * partnership with Mainstay Housing and Accommodation Information and Support
Educational Support Services - Provides post-secondary institutions with note takers, sign language interpreters and assistive devices for part time students who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
Employment Services Program - Labour market information, employment needs assessment, career planning, employment counselling, job search skills, referral to appropriate services * workplace accommodation accessibility assessments * workplace accommodation seminars
Hearing Aid Program - Hearing tests * sells, prescribes and fits hearing aids * repairs and cleans hearing aids and molds * loaner aids available during repair period * sells accessories, custom ear plugs, batteries
Hearing Care Counselling - Communication and hearing care support services * home visits for clients, their families and caregivers * education of professionals and volunteers about hearing loss, communication strategies, assistive listening devices * workshops, presentations
Hearing Help Classes - Supportive group environment for hard of hearing people * coping with hearing loss * improving communication skills * physical and technical aspects of hearing loss
Literacy and Basic Skills - Literacy and basic skills training, including numeracy, digital, communication and interpersonal skills * helps learners prepare for employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education and greater independence

Fees: Fees for devices * set fee for sign language interpreting * membership available
Application: Call, fax, or drop-in * no referral required
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People with hearing loss, or with an interest in hearing loss
Languages: English
Language Note: American Sign Language
Area(s) Served:
See Also: Community Support Services
Deafness and Impaired Hearing

This information was last completely updated on July 27, 2018

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Updated July 27, 2018
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About Us
Founded in 1940, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is a charitable agency and the leading provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. CHS is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing.

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