Emotional Support

Living with progressive or sudden hearing loss can be devastating to a person.  Social isolation and feelings of grief, loss, and depression are common while waiting for a Cochlear Implant. If you feel like these negative emotions are interfering with your ability to function, it is important to get help in managing these feelings. 

Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program

Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program is a government funded mental health service for those with any kind of hearing loss:  those with sudden or progressive hearing loss, or who are late or early deafened.  

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Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a non-profit agency on Vancouver Island that provides counseling and support services to people dealing with a hearing loss, including, Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing individuals, and their families. 

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Private Counselling

For a list of clinical counselors in BC please visit:

Some counsellors specialize in deaf and hard of hearing issues.  You can search these websites by area of practice to find someone who fits your needs.

Some counsellors offer sliding scales to those in financial need.

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Family Physician

If you are feeling overwhelmed by sadness and grief, and find that you cannot function because of these feelings, it is important to talk to your family doctor about these feelings and discuss your options for managing them.

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Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association BC Chapter (CHHA-BC) has support services available for adults.

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