SoundWaves-September-2013 - Canadian Hard of Hearing
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CHHA-NL WELCOMES AMY PARSONS
Facilitator of Special Projects and Provincial Access
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest employee,
Amy Parsons. Amy is originally from Twillingate, and began studying
Physical Education at Memorial University, eventually switching
education paths to complete the Community Recreation Leadership
program at College of the NorthAtlantic.Amy also works as a Recreation
Therapy worker with Eastern Health on a part-time basis. She enjoys
socializing with people, as well as anything that involves recreation.
Audiologists Now Licensed In Newfoundland and Labrador
Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists are now licensed in the Province of Newfoundland and
Labrador under the Health Professions Act.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP), an independent body
established by legislation under the Health Professions Act (2010) is responsible for governing the
regulation of seven health groups designated under the Act .These professions include:
Acupuncturists, Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Dental Hygienists, Medical Laboratory
Technologists, Midwives, and Respiratory Therapists.
The NLCHP is responsible for regulating all groups in the areas of registration, professional standards, quality
assurance, and discipline. The NLCHP, with two members from each of the professional groups and six public
representatives shall act to:
• support the quality and safety of health services;
• enhance public protection;
• improve patient safety and strengthen the regulatory system, and
• facilitate patient-centered interprofessional collaboration and care.
For more information, including a list of all currently licensed audiologists and complaints
procedures: Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals - http://www.nlchp.ca
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CRTC Ruling On 911 Text Changes
“The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is thrilled with the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announcement of the enhancements to 911 services that will
enable Canadians who have hearing loss or speech impediments to communicate with 911 call centers via
text message...as the service becomes available in different municipalities, Canadians with hearing loss
or speech impediments must register their mobile phone number with their wireless service provider, and
ensure that they have a compatible mobile phone”.
For more information, visit the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Web site at www.crtc.gc.ca.
2013 Dr. Norah Browne Speak-Off
A huge congratulations to the 11
participants of our 2013 Dr. Norah
Browne Speak-Off, an annual event
for students with hearing loss held on
May 30, 2013.
Many thanks to guest judges: Mitch
Colbourne, 99.1 HITS FM, Chris
Murphy, Manger, Eastern Health
Audiology, Lily Cole, President, NLTA.
Special guests: scorekeeper, Joanne McNeil, teacher at Gonzaga High School; MC Bob Young,
President of CHHA-NL; speaker Lynda Cobb, former chair of the Parents Resource Group; and Father
Bill Browne also participated in this year’s event.
Hearing Matters Information Day
a great success!
Guest speakers, plus displays from a wide variety of hearing health professionals led to a highly successful
hearing information day.
Photos: (L) Guest speaker Kim McCarthy & Leon Mills, Executive Director of CHHA-NL at Hearing Matters
Information Day 2013. (R) A fantastic turnout for Hearing Matters Information Day at St. John’s City Hall.
Stay tuned to our Web site and e-mail newsletter for details on another event in May 2014!
Our video “The Jouney to Better Hearing for Seniors” is now available online at www.chha-nl.ca