We achieve this goal by heightening the awareness of the impact of hearing loss on communication in the community and by training local health and education personnel to identify and manage hearing problems. We stress the importance of local workers doing the work they were trained to do.
Our volunteers include Audiologists, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, Hearing Instrument Practitioners, Teachers of the Deaf and Speech-Language Pathologists.
Also working behind the scenes are many dedicated people, all striving to make CIHS work effectively.
Funding is provided by individuals, The Hearing Foundation of Canada (HFC), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). In addition, the recipient nation shares responsibility by providing such services as local housing, transportation and the personnel for training.
CHIS is a registered charitable organization. A tax receipt will be issued for contributions of $10.00 or more.