New Booklet On Improving Communications Launched

September 28, 2017. Brenda Porter of our Chapter is spearheading a series of presentations to launch our Chapter’s newest publication, “Pardon Me, What Did You Say?  A Guide to Navigating in the Hard of Hearing World”.  Below is an article Brenda wrote about the project, and a list of the scheduled presentations.  You won’t want to miss one when it comes your way.

 A reminder about the seminar coming up on October 14 at the University of PEI, ‘Demystifying Cochlear Implants’ with Dr. Morris of Halifax.  Don’t miss this event if you have a cochlear implant, or are in line for one. (see CHHA PEI Oct 14 2017 Seminar Demystifying CIs (2) and CHHA PEI Seminar Registration Oct 14 2017 Demystifying CIs)

 NHSP Booklet Front & Back

Pardon Me, What Did you Say? A Guide to Navigating in the Hard of Hearing World

More than 50% of seniors have some hearing loss. Pardon Me, What Did You Say? – A Guide to Navigating in the Hard of Hearing World is a project of the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA PEI) that aims to foster wider engagement in the community for those seniors and others who are hard of hearing.

Members of CHHA PEI have compiled a ‘large print’ booklet that will be a tool for both those who are hard of hearing and for the people with whom they communicate. It will contain a wide range of tips for more effective communication skills. It also will contain stories, illustrated by artist Wayne Wright, meant to encourage those who are hard of hearing to let others know about their difficulty.

During October and November, in communities across the island, 30 – 40 minute presentations led by CHHA PEI members will introduce key tips that are found in the booklet. Each presentation will be followed with questions and conversation. All are welcome and a free copy of the booklet will be given to those who attend.

Dates and Locations for the public presentations are:

  • Alberton Arts and Heritage Centre – Monday, Nov. 20, 1:30pm
  • Andrews of Stratford  – Monday, Oct. 23, 2:00pm
  • Charlottetown Seniors Active Living Centre – Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10:30am
  • Cornwall West River United Church – Monday, Nov. 27, 2:00pm
  • North Rustico Seniors’ Club – Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2:00pm
  • Souris Silver Threads Seniors Club – Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2:00pm

Presentations will also be made at the Women’s Institute Fall Workshops:

  • Summerside – Wednesday, October 11
  • Charlottetown – Tuesday, October 17
  • Montague – Thursday, October 19

 The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

For further information, please contact Brenda Porter at