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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?


  • 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.


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

BC Family Hearing Resource Centre

Canadian Association of the Deaf

Canadian Deaf Sports Association

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Canadian Hearing Society

The Children's Hearing & Speech Centre of BC

Deaf Children’s Society of British Columbia

Deaf Well-Being Program

Hearing Ear Dogs of Canada

Infant Development Program Of British Columbia

Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Provincial Outreach Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Vancouver Island Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre

Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI)

For Parents

Family Network for Deaf Children

Family Support Institute


Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Cochlear Corporation

Families for Hands and Voices

John Tracy Clinic

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

Hearing Loss Resources

American Sign Language Resources

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