|Big, loud gatherings are challenging when you're hard of hearing like I am. Rather than being part of all the fun and conversation, I often felt like I was on the outside, looking in.
Over the years, as my hearing loss got worse, I started to avoid new opportunities and social settings.
Then a staff member at a community agency told me about the Canadian Hearing Society. Her exact words to me were, "Make CHS your best friend and you won't regret it!"
After discovering CHS, I enrolled in its Hearing Help Classes (HHC). The classes gave me the courage to finish my high school education. They inspired me to begin volunteering in my community, reconnect with old friends and make plenty of new ones.
Together, you and CHS have made me the happy, social person I was born to be. You've given me my life back!