Author Topic: Deaf and hard of hearing in Canada *still* screwed  (Read 5960 times)

Debra

  • Administrator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11228
    • View Profile
    • April Reign
Re: Deaf and hard of hearing in Canada *still* screwed
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2010, 08:31:24 AM »
I've moved it for you Boom Boom
“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” —  Josephine Hart

Boom Boom

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9962
    • View Profile
Re: Deaf and hard of hearing in Canada *still* screwed
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2010, 09:21:53 AM »
Thanks, Debra.

Boom Boom

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9962
    • View Profile
Re: Deaf and hard of hearing in Canada *still* screwed
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010, 09:43:58 AM »
The Quebec provincial Health Ministry two years ago approved a request  from my physician to have an Escort travel with me to health appointments outside of my community and their air transport is fully paid. Why? Because the Health Ministry knows from experience that airlines are useless when it comes to the needs of the hearing disabled when they travel.

That's actually just *half* the story here. The other part is this: the Escort accompanies me to my hospital appointments, because, more often than not, I can not hear at the hospital receptionist's office, nor the various nurses and doctors I have to contend with. Since I moved to Quebec in 1995, actually, it's been fairly difficult for me to get around on my own. I told
this to our local social worker and she was quite concerned for me, and it was her initiative to my physician that got the ball rolling, and got the official  'Request for a Travel Escort for a Disabled Person' approved in 2009. I was told that if I had mentioned my hearing (and speech) problems to the social worker much earlier, all this could have been done long ago. So, some information and communication problems on the part of the Quebec Health Ministry remain.
 
(re-posted to edit)

 

Return To TAT