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Public Health: Saskatchewan Hearing Aid Plan

The Saskatchewan Hearing Aid plan provides counseling and prevention services to the general public, as well as consultation services to specific business and government clients.

Counseling and Prevention Services include the following:

  • Provision of audiological rehabilitation including speech reading, communication management, auditory skill development and counseling for social adjustment to hearing loss to clients and caregivers
  • Management of the hearing impaired child in the classroom
  • Inservices to Department of Education personnel on educational audiology and classroom management of hearing impaired children
  • Inservices to allied professionals (nurses, ECPs, nursing home staff) and community groups (such as 50+ programs, seniors groups, industry) on a variety of topics related to hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids
  • University instruction and supervision of university students and technical personnel
  • Prevention of hearing loss with the development of hearing conservation programs and hearing screening services.

Consultation Services include:

  • Consultation to educators as members of interdisciplinary teams regarding communication management, classroom acoustics, large area amplification equipment
  • Consultation about accessibility for the hearing impaired in public buildings, including fire standards for seniors' high rises, and for programming and services
  • Consultation to individuals, public and private agencies and government bodies, or as an expert witness on the effects of hearing loss
  • Consultation to industry.

For more information, contact:

Public Health - Yorkton, Sk Office
Telephone 306-786-0600