Meet Michelle Part 2

  For Michelle, seeing an audiologist has always been a regular part of her life. As a child, she recalls all the fun she had during her visits to the audiologist. “I think going to my own audiologist for all these years really makes me realize how special it is.” Michelle recently graduated and is… Read More
Madeline and Ava

Madeline and Ava

Madeline and Ava are 9 years old. They both wear hearing aids. They meet for the first time at CHHA-NL's Summer Camp for children with hearing loss. Read their story here. Read More
Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle

Michelle is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Human Communication Disorders (Audiology) at Dalhousie University. She has just completed her first of three years of study. Michelle was diagnosed at the age of 5 with a bilateral moderately severe hearing loss. The cause is unknown but is thought to be genetic; her older sister also has a hearing loss that was present from birth. Read More
Meet Leanna

Meet Leanna

Meet Leanna, she completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Memorial University and convocated in the spring of 2015.  Leanna was born profoundly deaf in both ears and wore hearing aids up until the age of 7.  She then traveled to Ottawa to be implanted with a cochlear implant on her right side because at the… Read More
Meet Kevin

Meet Kevin

Meet Kevin, a participant of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) Speech (lip) Reading Level 1 class. Kevin noticed an advertisement for an upcoming speechreading class in the weekend paper, which caught his attention because he was experiencing some difficulty communicating with his grandchildren and coffee group friends, often having… Read More
Meet Nolan: Summer Camp Participant

Meet Nolan: Summer Camp Participant

Last summer, for the first time, seven year-old Nolan, from Calvert, Newfoundland and Labrador, had the opportunity to experience the Annual Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) Provincial Summer Camp for families of children with hearing loss.  Nolan is vibrant with a charming personality and wears two hearing aids. “The main thing he got out of it (camp) was… Read More
Francis Smith – “The Green Violin: My Life with No Ears”

Francis Smith – “The Green Violin: My Life with No Ears”

As part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2012) the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) held a special presentation by Francis Smith, “The Green Violin: My Life with No Ears”. Francis Smith has a rare craniofacial disorder that caused him to be born without bones in his… Read More
Meet Ruby and Toto: Living in St. John’s with a Hearing Ear Dog

Meet Ruby and Toto: Living in St. John’s with a Hearing Ear Dog

Meet Ruby Drake, she lives in St. John’s with her hearing ear dog named Toto. She grew up in St. Lawrence and has dealt with the many struggles of hearing loss since she was a child. Throughout her life, Ruby tried different types of hearing aids but still experienced communication challenges. She first came across the… Read More
Meet Erika Breen: A Local Lawyer with Hearing Loss

Meet Erika Breen: A Local Lawyer with Hearing Loss

Meet Erika Breen. She is currently an associate with the law firm Easton Hillier Lawrence Preston in Gander, NL. Erika graduated from Memorial University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), and then attended the University of New Brunswick to study law from 2010 to 2013. When asked why she decided to study law, Erika replied… Read More