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Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians

is committed to meet the needs of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened with dignity, integrity, and respect.


We appreciate the generosity and involvement of people like you.
Every contribution goes toward improving our programs and services. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.


There are 101,430 people living in Cape Breton 20 years and older.

Source: Statistics Canada, Census Profile 2021 Census of Population.

Approximately 20% or 13,463 people 20 to 64 years of age have some degree of hearing loss.

Approximately 30% or 10,234 people 65 years and older have some degree of hearing loss.

Conservatively this would suggest over 23,697 people living on Cape Breton Island have hearing loss.


Society of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians

(Cape Breton Affiliate) are looking for people that are interested in joining the Society as

2022-23 SDHHNS Board Members.

For more information about becoming a member, please contact us.

Get In The Hearing Loop


Get In The Hearing Loop is a national hearing loop campaign by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) to raise awareness of creating accessible public spaces.

To learn more about the hearing loop, visit 

Hearing Loops – Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (

To get ‘looped’ in Cape Breton, please contact the Society by phone 902 564 0003 or email



Interpreter Cards

ASL Interpreters are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cost is covered by the Department of Health and Wellness for hospital and medical related appointments.




Text-911 is a free service available that allows all individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing or late-deafened to communicate with 9-1-1 during an emergency.

To learn more about this service, or for instructions on how to use it, visit

Hearing Aid Cleaning Kit Program

This program is a joint venture between the Society and three Cape Breton Community Health Boards to provide cleaning kits to individuals who are in need so that they have the tools needed to maintain their hearing aids for as long as possible.
To arrange pick-up for a kit, please contact the Society at 902-564-0003 or


Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians (SDHHNS)

23,697 Cape Bretoners need your support. Help us, help them.