Come See Our New Digs

Time: All Day

Plan to stop by anytime during our Open House Day and we will be delighted to give you a tour, show you our new space and share updates on what is happening. Join us for refreshments, check out all of the presentations, drop in for an info session or just pop by and say hello! We look forward to seeing you!

Meet Sadie and Test Your Earbuds

Time: All Day

Test your earbuds to see if you are listening to your music at a safe volume.

What is Assistive Tech??

Time: All Day

Assistive Technology Demonstrations & Displays for anyone with questions about devices such amplified telephones, visual alerts, TV headphones.

Free Clean & Checks

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Drop by anytime and meet our Audiologists, ask any burning questions you have about hearing health, and if needed, get a free clean & check of your hearing aids (and probably batteries too!)

ASL Storytime with Kristina

Time: 9:15 – 10AM
Location: Online

*live stream will be available for viewing in the Family Room of the IDHHC Victoria office

Please join the creative and talented artist, writer and graphic designer Kristina Guévremont as she shares her wonderful ASL story-telling with us in this online activity. This story time will be suitable for families and children from infants to five years.

What is Speechreading?

Time: 9:30 – 10AM
Location: In Person, IDHHC Boardroom

Leslee Scott is the instructor of Let’s Talk classes, so drop by and she will provide information about the classes and speechreaching, to see if it might be a good fit for you. Hearing loss can be a barrier but with Let’s Talk, you are provided with the “tools” to remove those barriers. You will have the opportunity try out some of the exercises that are in the program.

Cerumen (ear wax) Management

Time: 10:30 – 11:30AM
Location: Online

*live stream will be available for viewing in the Boardroom of the IDHHC Victoria office

Zoom webinar with audiologist Daniel Paccioretti who will be answering your questions on cerumen (ear wax) management. Dan has taught at the graduate level and conducted clinical research and currently works as a consultant and trainer for the Pacific Audiology Group, a continuing education service for hearing care professionals, and is involved in developing and delivering their cerumen management course.

Deaf World 101 (Intro to Deaf Culture)

Time: 12 – 1PM
Location: Online

*live stream will be available for viewing in the Boardroom of the IDHHC Victoria office

Successful national and international Deaf Interpreter and ASL instructor at UVIC and UBC, Nigel Howard became a face and name we came to recognize during the 2020 COVID 19 public broadcasts. Join Nigel as he shares fascinating stories and facts about Deaf culture, Deaf individuals, and Deaf history.

Ted Talks About Tech

Time: 1:15 – 2:15PM
Location: In Person, IDHHC Boardroom

Join us for a live presentation with Ted Clegg from Assistive Listening Device Systems (ALDS). Ted will share with us the latest in communication devices including telephones, alerting systems, alarm clocks and sound maskers. He will also be available to take any of your questions about useful assistive technologies that can improve your day-to-day communication and awareness.

Hear Better Together – Let the Games Begin!

Time: 2:30 – 3:30PM
Location: In Person, IDHHC Boardroom

Join IDHHC’s Leslee and Anthony for a speechreading competition! Think you have what it takes to compete against Leslee’s speech reading class graduates? Want to learn a new skill? Or maybe you just like prizes… This speechreading competition will be elimination rounds with the last person standing taking home the big prize. Come join in or just watch and have some fun!

Want to Learn some American Sign Language (ASL)?

Time: 3 – 5PM
Location: In Person Classroom

Drop in and connect with Louise – an ASL instructor – get a copy of the alphabet, maybe learn to sign your name and get a quick intro in to this wonderful language.

Who's in the Booth? Hearing Health in 30 Minutes

Time: 3:45 – 4:15PM
Location: In Person, IDHHC Boardroom

Join Audiologist Brittani Trapp as she shares information about IDHHC hearing health services: Who are the audiology team members? What is APD? Tinnitus support. What is a Cochlear Implant?

Panel Discussion: The Benefits of Hiring Deaf and Hard of Hearing Workers

Time: 4:30 – 5:30PM
Location: Online

*live stream will be available for viewing in the Boardroom of the IDHHC Victoria office

Curious about hiring a Deaf or hard of hearing person? Learn from Deaf and hard of hearing workers and employers about their experiences in this panel discussion. Everyone is welcome! This topic will be of specific use to Deaf and hard of hearing students and their families as self-advocacy and self-marketing will be addressed!

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301 – 3960 Quadra Street

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