Borrow Hearing Devices
WHAT WE OFFER
A free Provincial lending program providing Hearing Assistive Technology for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador
ITEMS AVAILABLE TO BORROW INCLUDE:
- Telephones Devices (amplified phones, business phones, headsets, add-on amplifiers, Bluetooth devices, neckloops, Voice Carry Over phones, TTY)
- Listening Devices (personal listening systems for 1 on 1 communication, group listening systems, television listening systems, and professional devices such as amplified stethoscopes)
- Alerting devices (watches, alarm clocks, smoke detectors, baby monitors, door bell and telephone alerting systems, paging systems, and more)
THE BENEFITS OF OUR LENDING PROGRAM
Our loans service allows recipients to test different devices, to be sure of their benefits, before purchasing one from a retail outlet.
Each item is available to borrow for two weeks, at no charge.
Most items can be used either with, or without hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other hearing technology.
WHY USE HEARING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY?
These items are designed specifically for individuals with hearing loss. Hearing Assistive Technology can provide better hearing in noisy environments, allow the user to increase the volume and clarity of spoken communication, and make everyday activities easier and safer.
LOANS POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Each device is available for loan for a 2 week time period
A loan form must be completed including the recipient’s name/ address/ phone number, the items to be borrowed, and the start and return date of the loan
A responsibility and damage waiver statement must also be signed and witnessed
A copy of photo ID (such as a valid driver’s license)
A CHHA-NL staff member will ensure the device is working properly and will demonstrate and instruct the recipient on how to use it safely.
OUTREACH LOAN SITES
Certain pieces of technology are also available to borrow from various local sites throughout the Province.
Audiology – Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Contact: (709) 637-5374
Labrador West – CHHA Labrador West Branch
Contact: Jerome Gover (709) 944-5253
Gander – CHHA Gander Branch
(amplified phone, alarm clock, Pocketalker,television amplifier)
Contact: Cal Carter (709) 256-7935
Bishop’s Falls – CHHA Exploits Valley Branch
Contact: Lillian Menchenton (709) 258-5658