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1 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

2 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-BC Chapter Hospital Kit for People with Hearing Loss

3 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association BC Chapter offers a Hospital Kit which we hope will make any hospital stay less stressful for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing patient. We also hope it will serve to educate the hospital staff and visitors about the special communication needs of the patient with hearing loss.

4 Each hospital kit contains the following: BROCHURES: “Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing and going to Hospital?” Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-BC Chapter information.

5 INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL CARD: To be placed on the wall over the bed or on the door. Use the Hard of Hearing side or the Deaf side, attach with poster strips supplied. Please read poster strips instructions first. Front of card  Back of card  

6 PICTORIAL/SYMBOL CARD: To be used to indicate patient needs and concerns through the use of pictures and symbols. PICTORIAL/SYMBOL CARD: To be used to indicate patient needs and concerns through the use of pictures and symbols. PICTORIAL/SYMBOL CARD: To be used to indicate patient needs and concerns through the use of pictures and symbols.. Front of card Back of card  

7 SMALL HEARING LOSS STICKERS: To be placed on charts, patient wrist bands, and the intercom button at the nurse’s station as a reminder that you cannot understand or hear if they speak to you over the intercom. BLUE EAR PIN: International symbol. It can be pinned on the hospital gown or pillow.

8 COMMUNICARD: Show/display to physicians, staff and others. COMMUNICARD: Show/display to physicians, staff and others. CommuniCard  Face me and do not cover your mouth.  Speak clearly but not too quickly.  Cut out background noise if possible.  Write your message if necessary. I HAVE A HEARING LOSS. Phone: Website: To make our conversation easier, please: Front of card  Back of card 

9 SPECIAL COMMUNICATION NEEDS CARDS: Communication tips and further information to give to staff. Please tick appropriate items and indicate if you need your glasses to speech read.

10 SMALL PLASTIC BAG: For hearing aid/CI processor storage, as well as information for use. A safety pin is supplied, please complete the label with your name and room number.

11 PEN AND PAPER: If needed for writing messages.

12 For more information please contact CHHA-BC at: (604) Toll Free: or check out the web-site at: Our office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm We are located at: Nowell Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4V7 Thank you, Colleen N. Guntner Project Co-ordinator, CHHA-BC


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