is the national voice of all hard of hearing Canadians. It is a non-profit, self-help, bilingual consumer organization run by and for persons who are hard of hearing. The philosophy of CHHA is to produce knowledgeable hard of hearing consumers who understand how to have their needs met. Its mission is to raise public awareness concerning issues that are important for persons who are hard of hearing, to promote their integration in Canadian society, to remove any barriers to their participation and to generally make every community in Canada a better place for persons who are hard of hearing.
|The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association believes it is necessary to define hard of hearing persons for a complete understanding of the need for this national association. To this end, the following definition has been applied.|
|In all matters relating to CHHA/AMEC a hard of
hearing person shall be deemed to mean a person who has a hearing loss
and whose usual means of communication is the spoken language.
CHHA/AMEC recognized that this definition includes a broad spectrum of
hearing loss, including those who are late deafened and those deaf in
childhood and educated orally.