For just a few hours a month, you can help an adult with hearing loss gain the coping skills necessary to participate fully in life. Hearing loss can be a lonely journey and sometimes people need support to manage. Mentors can wear several different hats within the relationship with their mentee. You might be a cheerleader, a problem solver or a source for information depending on your mentee’s needs.
We provide all our mentors with training and support through our Peer-to-Hear Coordinator. We give you all the basics on hearing loss, management strategies and available resources.
As you and your mentee begin your relationship, you will find yourself making a difference and having a positive effect on their life. What you may also be surprised to see is that you will be learning more about yourself, too. Mentoring is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many mentors say that the rewards they gain are as substantial as those for their mentees.
- Are you willing to offer support to someone else?
- Have you successfully managed your hearing loss so that you are comfortable interacting with family, friends and community?
- Can you make a 3-month commitment and are you willing to connect once a week for approximately an hour?
If you are interested in helping another person on their hearing loss journey, please contact our Coordinator, Sharron, at 403-284-6209 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.