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Volume 4

Post-Secondary Case Studies

This third article in the series presents some case examples of students with hearing loss currently studying in university and a link in how the 3 pillars for success played a role.

Funding for Post-Secondary Equipment for Students with Hearing Loss

In the last column, Peter and Bill discussed the three pillars of success for students with hearing loss transitioning to post-secondary: Planning, initiative, and positivity. In this issue, they are joined by Andres Diaz-Valles to explore ensuring that funding is secured to help pay for the equipment and services needed to succeed in university and college.

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.

The Wired Audiologist – Terminology in the 21st Century

Peter Stelmacovich’s “Wired Audiologist” moves to the Features section for this issue with an important overview we can all use on hearing loss terminology.

Unilateral Hearing Loss

Peter Stelmacovich tells us that a need for reducing the negative consequences of UHL definitely exist. Although care must be taken to ensure that the treatment option chosen is carefully selected and produces the desired functional outcome, there is no need to ignore treating UHL.

US Food and Drug Administration Commitment to OTC Hearing Aids: Reflections for Canadian Practice

Reframing the role of audiology is based on the assumption that the value of a good or service is defined by the customer. Those that produce the good or service are more successful when they have a clear understanding of these customer specifications and tailor the features of their product to match. If a gap exists between what customers identify as valuable and what is readily available, it presents an opportunity for those that produce the good or service to close that gap by modernizing what they produce. This is an ongoing challenge for audiologists, since what customers want and value often changes regularly over time.

Volume 3

How to Hear Better in the Car

Hearing in the car is a challenging listening environment for people with hearing loss. Peter Stelmacovich provides us with some possible technological solutions.

The Wired Audiologist

In his last column, Peter discussed candidacy for wireless microphones. In this issue, he shares some personal strategies he uses in challenging listening situations.

Who Needs a Wireless Microphone?

A colleague recently expressed the opinion ‎that very few of her clients are candidates for additional wireless microphone systems and the number of candidates in her opinion was likely less than 1%.‎ Peter Stelmacovich argues that the reality is the number of potential candidates for adaptive wireless‎ microphones could be as high as 40% and explains why.

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.