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Hearing Loss

Our team sees children with known hearing loss and developmental concerns.
Your team

Who are we?Hearing loss can be managed

Your team is made up of clinicians from different specialties, including: a developmental pediatrician, a psychologist, a speech-language pathologist, a nurse clinician, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a recreational therapist, and a social worker. Sometimes we might also ask for your child to be assessed by an audiologist or an ear, nose and throat doctor. 

Your child may or may not see all of these clinicians - each child has different needs. Our team will work with you to determine which team members will see your child.

What do we do?

We:

  • help you understand your child's hearing loss and how it may affect your child
  • assess your child's abilities for learning and communication
  • make recommendations to help you and your community professionals create a supportive plan for your child
  • help you find resources to aid your child's development
Your appointment

Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your appointment time and check in with our receptionist at the main entrance on Slocan street.

Please bring to all appointments: 

  • your child or teenager's hearing aids along with some spare batteries
  • FM system (if available)
  • eyeglasses (if applicable) 

If your child takes regular medication (such as for ADHD), be sure he or she takes the dose as usual unless you are told not to.

Resources

Services for children with hearing loss, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, 2011 

External Website Links

Sunny Hill does not endorse the content of external sites

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada

www.avlic.ca


BC Family Hearing Resource Centre

www.bcfamilyhearing.com


Canadian Association of the Deaf

www.cad.ca


Canadian Deaf Sports Association

www.assc-cdsa.com


Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

http://chha-bc.org/


Canadian Hearing Society

www.chs.ca


The Children's Hearing & Speech Centre of BC 
www.childrenshearing.ca


Deaf Children’s Society of British Columbia

www.deafchildren.bc.ca

Deaf Well-Being Program

http://deafwellbeing.vch.ca


Hearing Ear Dogs of Canada

www.dogguides.com


Infant Development Program Of British Columbia

www.idpofbc.ca


Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/healthy-women-children/child-behaviour-development/special-needs/deaf-hard-of-hearing-blind-partially-sighted/deaf-hard-of-hearing


Provincial Outreach Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

www.POPDHH.ca

Vancouver Island Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre

www.idhhc.ca


Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI)

www.wavli.com


For Parents

Family Network for Deaf Children

www.fndc.ca


Family Support Institute

www.familysupportbc.com


International

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

www.agbell.org


Cochlear Corporation

www.cochlear.com


Families for Hands and Voices

www.handsandvoices.org


John Tracy Clinic

www.jtc.org


Detailed resource information is also available by clicking on the following links: 

Hearing Loss Resources

American Sign Language Resources

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