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Voice for Hearing Impaired Children

Group Name: Voice for Hearing Impaired Children

Description: Support group for parents of hearing impaired children who offer each other emotional support and share tips on how to develop language, listening and oral skills in their children. Organizing adult education programs for parents of hearing impaired children, educators, and other interested persons.

Invited speakers provide practical information related to the deaf child’s future. Topics include education, career development, health issues, emotional and social adjustment. Conferences, workshops and other meetings are offered to help parents acquire the practical skills and personal strength to cope with their children.

Where: 161 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 701 | Toronto, ON M4P 1J5

When: Chapters meet regularly. Call for information on the chapter nearest you.

Contact: Katia Berdichevsky or Kara 416-487-7719 | katiaberdi@hotmail.com | kamstago@gmail.com | www.voicefordeafkids.com

Tinnitus Association of Ontario

Group Name: Tinnitus Association of Ontario

Description: Tinnitus Association of Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding the awareness and generating funding for research to find the cure for Tinnitus. The truth about Tinnitus is that it is a condition that goes largely undiagnosed and there is a sever lack of awareness in Canada. Their foundation’s mission is to provide a loud voice to those who suffer silently at the hands of this debilitating condition.

Where: 23 Ellis Park Road | Toronto, ON M6S 2V4

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-762-1490 | elizabetheayrs@sympatico.ca

Acoustic Neuroma Support Group

Group Name: Acoustic Neuroma Support Group

Description: The Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada is a patient-headed, peer support group. It is an incorporated, registered, non-profit organization recognized as such by Canada Revenue Agency. Many individuals who face and undergo removal of acoustic neuromas have questions, concerns and physical and emotional adjustments.

People diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma and their loved ones, often find help through the educational nature of an acoustic neuroma support group. This is a gathering of people wishing to share information and experiences, as well as to learn from medical professionals. Within the safety of a support group, many people are able to share their past experience, their fears and concerns about the future and the day-to-day challenges they face.

Where: Canadian Hearing Society, 271 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON, M5R 2V3

When: Meetings are held every other month, starting in January, on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Lynda 416-282-0036 | Kathryn 905-891-1624 | www.anac.ca

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