Welcome to CHS Connections

Issue 1, May 2014

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Welcome to CHS Connections

Introduction by CEO Chris Kenopic

We hope you enjoy the latest news, features, blogs, and video from the Canadian Hearing Society. Our inaugural issue celebrates Speech and Hearing Awareness Month in May. To learn more, watch this clip from CHS CEO Chris Kenopic.


CHS asks #HowDoYouCommunicate

CHS is sparking positive conversations about the communication bridges between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing. Please tell us how you communicate on social media using the hashtag #HowDoYouCommunicate. 


Video Relay Service is coming to Canada in 2015

Chris Kenopic, President and CEO, vlogs on news from the CRTC that Video Relay Service (VRS) is finally coming to Canada in 2015. 


Accessibility: Coming to a computer near you!

Captioning has been a part of the broadcast television landscape for decades, but online, it’s the Wild West. Are broadcasters finally jumping on the accessibility bandwagon with their online content?

Your Impact

Replacing fear with hope

When Madan Gurung brought his family to the safety of Canada from the Bhutan refugee camps in Nepal, he arrived to find a whole new set of challenges. Madan is Deaf, but only knew Nepalese Sign Language. How would he communicate? 

Hearing Clinics Plus

What kind of communicator are you?

Hearing loss doesn’t mean you need to take a backseat in life. See where you fall on our list of communicator types and with the right adjustments, you’ll be on the road to a lifetime of good communication.

Welcome to our Sound Rewards Members and Sound Tips subscribers.

Technology Spotlight

Is it time to update your FM system?

A new digital wireless technology is looking to make communication in challenging listening environments easier than ever before.

Shop CHS

Sonic connect sale

The Sonic-connect portable USB device alerts users to Skype, email, Instant Messaging Services and MS Outlook calendar and task reminders.
Check out the Sonic connect today!

CHS is the right choice for all your day-to-day alerting, listening and communication solutions. Shop CHS now!


CHS will be participating in regional events throughout May, including Mayfest in Toronto and Ottawa, the Sound Advice workshop in Waterloo, and other initiatives. Check the calendar for CHS Events near you.



As part of Speech and Hearing Awareness Month, CHS is asking people to share how they communicate in their daily lives. What is your preferred way to communicate?

Take the poll now!
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