Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) can play a major role in managing and living with hearing loss. Many individuals with hearing loss find their Hearing Aids and/or Cochlear Implants alone are not enough. Using assistive listening technology along with hearing instruments can greatly enrich one’s life.
It’s a fact, many who use ALDs along with their Hearing Aids/Cochlear Implants experience greater satisfaction and long term success with their hearing instruments. This informative workshop provides demonstrations and information about many of the devices currently available including telephones, personal and group listening systems, alerting devices, and more. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association encourages people with hearing loss to look beyond their hearing instruments and hear what you are missing.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Sudbury Branch offers a two hour workshop on Assistive Listening Devices. These workshops have become very popular and provide a wealth of resources and information. There is no fee for these workshops. If you would like more information or to register, please contact us or check the events calendar section for our next class availability.
Assistive Listening Devices Lending Library
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Sudbury Branch offers an assistive listening devices lending library.
How to Borrow A Device:
•Make an appointment with our knowledgeable staff. Who will guide you to a device for your needs
• Each device is available for a 2 week time period
• A loan form must be completed including name, address, phone number and the items to be borrowed
• A damage waiver and responsibility declaration must be signed and witnessed
• Instructions of usage will be included with the device
The CHHA – Sudbury Branch Assistive Listening Device Lending Library is available to individuals and groups across North Eastern Ontario. If you reside outside of the Sudbury area, please contact us at 1-866-300-2442 for a consultation.
Once a suitable device is selected a loan form will be completed and the damage waiver, responsibility declaration is to be signed and witnessed and returned to our office. Once the documentation has been received back at the office, the device will be shipped to you. At the end of the 2 week loan period, contact the office and instructions will be provided on how to ship the device back to CHHA-Sudbury Branch, at no cost to you.
Some Devices Available Include:
• Telephones (amplified corded and cordless phones, in-line amplifiers, voice carry over phones, Bluetooth devices, etc.)
• Alerting Devices (alarm clocks, timers, doorbells, smoke alarms, etc.)
• Listening Devices and Systems (individual and group FM systems, sound fields, loops, etc.)
The assistive listening device lending library aids in deciding what device or system will work best. Assistive listening devices can be costly and everyone’s hearing loss is different, thus at CHHA-Sudbury Branch, we encourage people to ‘try before they buy’. Contact the CHHA, Hearing Help Centre and consult with a friendly staff member about what device may best suit your needs.