1.800.667.5448 idhhc@idhhc.ca 130 - 1555 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria BC

Info Hubs – Autumn 2019

Here are this season’s Info Hub sessions! Contact us for questions and/or more information.

1:30PM – 3:00PM
No RSVP needed.

September 16: Senior Smart Drive with Colleen Woodger, Road Safety Coordinator
October 7: Fire Safety with Mike Simpson, Saanich Fire Chief
November 4: Creating Quieter Communities with Trevor Hancock, Retired UVic Professor
December 2: Cochlear Implants & BAHA’s with Hugh McCormack, Audiologist

COST: $8.00 (free to IDHHC members)
(Annual Membership is $25)

LOCATION: 130 – 1555 McKenzie Avenue Victoria, BC
Free Parking!

Captioning services will be provided. ASL interpreters provided upon request.

CAG Announcement

From Provincial Health Services Authority:

We heard your input: developing an efficient and successful model for the delivery of a provincial medical Sign language interpreting service begins with input from the community it is meant to serve. To make that happen, we now need your help! We need your insights and suggestions to ensure that our future services are informed by patients, family members and caregivers’ experiences.

We are looking for people with a passion for service improvement, familiarity with community engagement and lived experience or knowledge in medical Sign language interpreting services. We are seeking members who represent the Deaf, Deaf-blind and Hard of Hearing community and will consider demographic and regional diversity in our selection process.

The English version of this video can be found here:
ASL Community Advisory Group Announcement

Nominations for the Board 2019

Following the procedures as outlined in the IDHHC Bylaws, five Board members are continuing into the second year of their two year term.

Four people have been nominated for elections to start a two year term (one is a returning Director Mark Dunn, and three new Directors).

The introduction of the three new nominees, Linda Bradford, Alanna Cooke and Jan Todd along with their biographies are posted below.

To view their VLOGS, please click on the link attached to each biography. The 2019 AGM will be held on June 26th at 6:00 pm at the IDHHC Victoria office at #130, 1555 McKenzie Avenue.

At the AGM, members will be voting on the slate of candidates put forward by the Board of Directors Nomination Committee.


1. WATCH Linda's/ASL VLOG below
2. READ Linda's VLOG Transcript
3. READ Linda's Biography


1. WATCH Alanna's/ASL VLOG below
2. READ Alanna's VLOG Transcript
3. READ Alanna's Biography


1. WATCH Jan's/ASL VLOG below
2. READ Jan's VLOG Transcript
3. READ Jan's Biography

Lifetone Technology Recall

Lifetone Technology recall – This recall involves the Lifetone HLAC151 Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock, an assistive alerting device intended for in-home use by individuals with hearing loss. It is to be placed in a nighttime sleeping area next to the bed.

The white, rectangle clock measures 21.6 cm (8.5 inches) wide by 10.7 cm (4.2 inches) high by 11.4 cm (4.5 inches) wide. The fire alarm and clock has “Lifetone” printed on the front of the unit and a digital display with the date, time, and type of emergency. There is a large black dome-shaped microphone on the top left of the alarm.

This recall involves units with a production date of July 2016 with serial numbers ranging from AC160600001 through AC160604102 and production date of March 2017 with serial numbers AC170100001 through AC170106030 only. The serial number is printed on the left side of the silver sticker on the bottom of the unit.

The UPC code for this product is: 899142002009. – read more HERE

Info Hubs

IDHHC will host monthly “Info Hubs” starting January 14, 2019. On the 2nd Monday of each month, we will feature staff & guest speakers on various Hearing Health related topics. Presentations will be held at the Victoria IDHHC offices, from 1:30 – 3pm, on the 2nd Monday of each month. ASL interpreters provided upon request.

See poster below for more details.