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NEW EXHIBIT OPENING MAY 1

This year we are taking a broader look into the science and the art of hearing. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-BC (CHHA-BC) Chapter is proud to present: The Way We Hear It! A Community Engagement Exhibition; right here at the Okanagan Science Centre from May 1st to 31st, 2022.

May is Speech and Hearing Month which makes this a great time to come and learn about our hearing system, hearing loss, hearing protection, accessibility and so much more. The Sound, Just Sound exhibit provided us with the foundation to understand the perplexing ways that sound functions and is experienced. Now, we will expand this knowledge by learning more about our hearing health and what it means to have hearing loss all through the lens of BC’s own hard of hearing community organization.

Have you ever wondered what it would look like to walk through your auditory system? Or what it sounds like for someone with hearing loss? Have you asked yourself if you are a good communicator? Do you know where to find your deaf and hard of hearing community? Come join us to find the answers!

Now more than ever we are being called to spread awareness of hearing health and reduce the stigma. With the launch of BC’s own Accessibility Act and the pandemic creating pronounced communication challenges for those with even a mild degree of hearing loss, our hearing health is truly becoming everyone’s affair!

 

 Visiting the Okanagan Science centre-What you might see: