Hi! I’m a US expat that has been fortunate enough to live in Montréal for five years now. I’m a proud mother to a beautiful corn snake, Cleopatra, and a plethora of vibrant house plants. Despite my hearing loss, I’m obsessed with podcasts and look forward to learning new things each day. My current favourites are about epidemiology and true crime.
After struggling with comprehension in my lectures at McGill, I had my hearing re-tested and decided it was time to ditch my CROS hearing aids for something more suitable for myself. Trying to navigate the Canadian healthcare system on my own was quite difficult. I wish that I had been able to find CHIP years ago when I needed that guidance. Even being able to connect with others who have hearing loss would’ve been a dream. Nevertheless, I’m extremely grateful to have found CHIP and I can’t wait to be able to help others who may be in a similar situation.
Annalise is a recent graduate of McGill University and CHIP’s new Office and Communications Manager. Annalise has Ménière's disease and faced subsequent hearing loss after being diagnosed in 2008. She has constant tinnitus, hearing loss in her right ear, and has been wearing a hearing aid for nearly a decade.
Humans of CHIP is a NEW social media series from CHIP. CHIP is a not-for-profit organization that has been around for 40 years. CHIP has programs, services and support for those affected by hearing loss. Humans of CHIP is to highlight the people that make CHIP great. #humansofchip #hardofhearing #HOH #CHIP #hearingloss ... See MoreSee Less