Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
– Adults and Seniors

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Clientele

Persons over 18 years of age with a persistent hearing loss, who wish to receive services in English or in ASL (American Sign Language)

Services offered:

  • Assessment of auditory and communication skills
  • Assessment, counselling and training in the use of technical aids for the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing
  • Counselling and training in strategies for improved communication with family and surroundings
  • Psychosocial support for the client and next of kin
  • Support group for persons with acquired deafness or who became hard-of-hearing
  • Complete before and after cochlear implant rehabilitation program which includes:
    • Complete Intensive Functional Rehabilitation (IFR) Program after a cochlear implant
    • Technical support for cochlear implant
      (Troubleshooting and emergency service: 514-488-5552, ext. 4016 or at ci_urgence.crmm@ssss.gouv.qc.ca)
  • Support for integration into community, work and leisure activities
  • American Sign Language (ASL)classes
  • Deaf Adult Workshop Series (DAWS) promoting personal autonomy and knowledge of current resources

A multidisciplinary team of professionals working in collaboration to respond to the needs identified by the client/parents from the following disciplines:

  • Audiology
  • Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Special Care Counselling
  • Speech Therapy

Services are offered:

  • At the MAB site
  • At the Satellite office at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Laval
  • In the person’s environment (home, school, workplace)

Communication options:

  • Spoken English
  • Spoken English supported by signs
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Bilingualism (ASL and English)

Other Services partnerships:

  • Service for Assistive Technology: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Employment Service
  • American Sign Language (ASL)

To access services:

  • To be eligible to receive services, the person must be diagnosed with a sensorineural or permanent conductive hearing loss and report persistent and significant difficulties in executing life habits as a result of the hearing loss.
  • The referral source must include a copy of the audiogram as well as any other pertinent report with the Request for Services Form (DSIE Form for professionals working within the Health and Social Services Network).
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions.

To make a request for services:
Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)



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