Let’s Hear it for a Barrier-Free Alberta!
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by DHA
6h ago
By Rosemary Alberta Ability Network held a Refuel & Relaunch event on June 18, 2024 in Calgary. AAN & BFA Alberta Ability Network (AAN) (an initiative of Cerebral Palsy Alberta) is a group that includes people with direct experience, their supporters, health professionals, academics, community advocates, and government representatives. This group works together to: influence policy and decision-making strengthen the disability sector address systemic barriers facing persons with disabilities At the event, they explained that AAN has 5 working tables, each with its own mission and vi ..read more
Visit website
Recognizing & Preventing Hearing Loss
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
2w ago
By Rosemary Say what? Has anyone ever told you you’re losing your hearing? You may deny it because no one wants to lose any of their senses, but consider these common signs of hearing loss: Difficulty hearing other people clearly and misunderstanding what they say, especially in noisy places Asking people to repeat themselves Listening to music or watching TV with the volume higher than other people need Difficulty hearing on the phone Difficulty keeping up with a conversation Feeling tired or stressed from having to concentrate while listening It’s true that hearing loss is often associate ..read more
Visit website
Celebrating DeafBlind Awareness Week: Embracing a Unique Community
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
3w ago
By Rosemary Every year, DeafBlind Awareness Week is celebrated during the last week of June to honour Helen Keller’s birthday on June 27th. This week is dedicated to raising awareness about the DeafBlind community, highlighting their experiences, challenges, and achievements. It’s a time to recognize the importance of accessibility, inclusivity, and support for individuals who are both Deaf and blind. Who Are the DeafBlind? Deafblindness, also referred to as “dual sensory loss,” is a unique disability. It is a combination of sight and hearing loss, making it very difficult to communicate, acc ..read more
Visit website
Uncovering the Causes of Hearing Loss
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
3w ago
By Rosemary Hearing loss can happen to anyone, whether suddenly or gradually, depending on the type. The big question is, what causes hearing loss? There are three basic types of hearing loss: Conductive hearing loss Sensorineural hearing loss Mixed hearing loss Conductive Hearing Loss This hearing loss occurs when something stops sound from passing through your ear canal or your middle ear. In newborns, it is often because of the way the middle or outer ears are formed. You might wonder what could cause this type of hearing loss. Various issues can block the ear, such as: Earwax that’s bu ..read more
Visit website
Understanding the Difference
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
1M ago
By Rosemary June has arrived, and with it, our Step into Summer campaign begins. I thought it would be informative to create a series of blog posts that define deafness and hearing loss, covering topics such as symptoms and prevention. Sometimes, I forget that some readers might not be familiar with what it means to be Deaf, deaf (d/Deaf) or hard of hearing. Today’s blog explains the differences between d/Deaf and hard of hearing. Deaf or deaf? The term ‘uppercase D’ Deaf refers to people who culturally identify as part of the Deaf community. This community includes Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisab ..read more
Visit website
Breaking Down Communication Barriers: Bring on the Tech!
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
1M ago
By Rosemary This blog celebrates Calgary Seniors’ Week June 3 – 9, 2024. What’s Your Sign? There are several signs that you might be experiencing hearing loss, including: Difficulty understanding others, even when they speak clearly and slowly Frequently turning up the volume on the TV or radio Struggling to follow conversations in noisy environments. Experiencing ringing, buzzing, or hissing in your ears (tinnitus) Being told by others that they often need to repeat themselves for you Feeling like you are missing out on social activities, work, or other important aspects of life due to hear ..read more
Visit website
National AccessAbility Week: How Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Albertans Contribute
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
1M ago
By Rosemary This blog is written in honour of National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) May 25 – June 1, 2024. Professionals with Hearing Loss A while back, I interviewed a female professional who has a cochlear implant. You may have read the blog (Feb. 23, 2023) From Hearing Aids to Cochlear Implants: Getting Your Life Back. As a late-deafened person, Rosemary Lindsey worked as a professional, attempting to cope with work demands on her own as her hearing rapidly declined.  There came a point where Rosemary could not hide her disability at work anymore. Once she acknowledged her hearing loss ..read more
Visit website
Communicate Your Needs: Deaf & Hard of Hearing “Equitable Access”
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
2M ago
By Rosemary Equitable access means: Making sure everyone can get what they need or want, no matter who they are or what their situation Giving everyone the same chances #screwthestigma Hearing Loss Awareness & Prevention campaign is a great time to talk about speaking up for what you need – so that you can have the same chances as others. Know your value When we face problems in our lives, it’s easy to start thinking negatively. We might feel like we’re not good enough because nobody’s helping us. But thinking this way is dangerous because it ignores how important we are. We’re all valu ..read more
Visit website
#screwthestigma: Make Hearing Health Part of Your Spring Cleaning Regime
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by Kara
2M ago
By Rosemary Part of the #screwthestigma campaign is about taking care of your hearing. Now that it is spring, it’s a great idea to do something that needs consideration – a hearing health routine! The spring cleaning regime is not restricted to home spaces but can involve outdoor garden areas, our vehicles, and anything that needs at least annual attention.  Since we know hearing health is so important, it is a great idea to list an annual hearing test as one of your Spring Cleaning “to-dos:” Maybe you wear hearing aids and it’s time to give them an annual operations check. Maybe you ne ..read more
Visit website
Deaf Awareness Week
Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog
by DHA
2M ago
By Rosemary Life’s challenges are demanding enough, but add the experience of being Deaf, and the difficulty level ramps up. Some Deaf individuals find themselves isolated and excluded, particularly when others fail to put in the effort to communicate effectively. The Deaf community is a place where people who identify as Deaf can be themselves and communicate freely in their language. Read on to learn about Deaf Awareness Week. What is it? Deaf Awareness Week 2024 falls on May 6-12. The week is meant to remind the public that Deaf people have their own language, culture, and community that w ..read more
Visit website

Follow Deaf & Hear Alberta Blog on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR