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Volume 4

The Latest Headline: Hearing Loss and Diet Soda CAUSE Cognitive Decline

In news stories with alarming headlines suggesting that hearing loss “might” cause hearing loss, the word “might” often goes unheard. Sifting through the scientific literature can feel daunting to the clinician; so, in her latest column, Kelly Tremblay addresses some common questions that clinicians hear.

A Baby’s Cry for Hearing Help!

Gael Hannan tells us why it’s time for Canada to implement a national standard of newborn hearing screening and how the high cost of not doing so is far greater.

Transitioning to Post-Secondary School

The Wired AuD returns with some helpful tips from Bill Bielski and Peter Stelmacovich on transitioning to post-secondary school.

Stupid Hearing Loss Questions to Ask Yourself. You Won’t Believe Your Answers!

Gael Hannan challenges us with some goofy hearing loss questions to take our mind off the serious stuff that’s going on out there in the world. She will give her answers to these quirky queries and we’re sure yours will be widely and wildly different.

A Musician’s Wish List for His Hearing Aids

Musicians cannot be subject to the “try this and come back in two weeks” fitting process. We need our aids to be right, from the beginning, or at least 80% there. The preprogramming formulas are not right for the demands of live music, and the audiologist often doesn’t have the sound gear to create real world level music in the clinic, which real world sound samples. Professional bass player Rick Ledbetter provides his “wish list for musicians.”

Volume 3

Perspectives on Conducting Interdisciplinary Research in a Geriatric Audiology Clinic

Kate Dupuis and her colleagues at Baycrest Health Sciences explore the connections between hearing loss and cognitive impairment in a geriatric population.

HEARING PROTECTORS, HEARING LOSS, AND INTELLIGIBILITY

Readers of Alberto’s column should by now be used to his predilection for rigorously defining terms that are frequently used in the acoustics side of the field. In keeping with that practice he defines Hearing Protectors, Hearing Loss, and Intelligibility, so that there will be no misunderstandings.

“It’s Not Denial. It’s Observation” Why People Find it Difficult to Detect Changes in their Own Hearing and Implications for Hearing Care Providers

Hearing health care professionals (HHP) are socialised into the belief that people with hearing loss are “in denial.” This is reinforced when people who later “accept their hearing loss,” use hearing technology, look back at their earlier failure to recognise their hearing loss, and try to rationalise their failure by adopting the explanation of “denial” given by the HHP.

Audiology and Acceptance

While there may be many things in life worth complaining about, Peter Stelmacovich explains why his hearing loss isn’t one of them.

Book Review

Let me start with a disclaimer: this review is incredibly biased. I am a huge fan of Gael and of the generous way that she shares the personal side of living with a hearing loss. I first witnessed this at the Canadian Hearing Society in Toronto, where Gael performed her one-woman show for my “Hearing…