Mission, Position, and Mandate
Hearing Foundation of Canada (THFC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated
to eliminating the devastating effects of hearing loss on Canadians by
promoting prevention, early diagnosis, leading edge medical research and
- Hearing loss can
have a devastating impact on communication,
and in turn, hinder language
development, education, employment
and personal safety.
should share information on how to prevent hearing loss so that Canadians can
make informed decisions about protection and treatment.
the short-term, medical research will lead to new or improved diagnostic
and intervention techniques and treatments.
the long-term, medical research will lead to restoration or reversal of
some forms of hearing loss.
are committed to improving hearing health among Canadians by fostering safe
listening habits and hearing loss detection, from an early age, and supporting
medical research that improves diagnosis and treatment.
We make a difference to Canadians by:
- Providing grants
to enable Canadian researchers to conduct clinical
and biological medical
research in hearing-related fields.
the public, particularly young people, on how to detect
and prevent hearing
awareness of hearing protection and related issues
to governments, media and