The Hearing Foundation of Canada is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the devastating effects of hearing loss on Canadians by promoting prevention, early diagnosis, leading edge medical research and successful intervention.
We are an advocate for raising awareness of hearing-related issues among governments, media and the public.
Our public education programs focus on: the need for early detection of hearing loss through provincial Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programmes and the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
We firmly believe that hearing health begins with screening for hearing loss at birth.
Without screening, the average age of identification of hearing loss has historically been between 2 ½ to 3 years of age, making it difficult for many children to catch up with communication and social skills. Early diagnosis and intervention can profoundly and positively impact a child’s success, both in the classroom and in life.
If you feel passionately about this, too, please support our work with a financial donation.