Volume 11

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to this spring issue of CanadianAudiologist. We have a very diverse range of articles.  Greg Flamme and Kristy Deiter discuss the important (and sometimes frustrating) issue of age corrections for audiometry and noise-induced hearing loss. In many jurisdictions, 0.5 dB is subtracted off the Worker’s Compensation Board 4 number average for each year over…

Message from the Editor

Even after more than 40 years in this field, I still need to be reminded on occasion that the ears are not just those things that hold my glasses onto my head. Ears are only one small cog in the human machine and it is wrong to assume that hearing exists in a vacuum… actually…

Message from the Editor

Mirroring our economy in general, the hearing aid industry is gradually coming out of its COVID-related crash and we look forward to greater things in 2024. I am trying to start with a fresh mind and to get rid of some of the cobwebs from 2023.  It was certainly a year of ups and downs…

Volume 10

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Thank you to everyone who make the Canadian Academy of Audiology what it is Our e-publication, CanadianAudiologist.ca is now one decade old.  With its previous incarnation, the Canadian Hearing Report, the Canadian Academy of Audiology has provided its members with cutting-edge articles and columns touching on all aspects of audiology.  Given this special decade-anniversary, it…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

The ACHIEVE Study Results Do NOT Provide Evidence that “Hearing Aids Prevent Dementia” Over this past summer, the ACHIEVE study was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Amsterdam and published in the Lancet by Dr. Frank Lin and his colleagues. ACHIEVE stands for Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (and I have…

Message from the Editor

Its Summertime, So RELAX! The editorial committee of CanadianAudiologist.ca has wanted to run a light-hearted humour issue for quite some time now, and what better time than our tenth year of publication during July when we are trying to slow down a bit and regenerate. Each of our stories in this issue are audiology-related, but…

Hearing Better Can Help You Think Better

The February 2023 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society had a must-read article. It is only 4 pages long but serves to re-orient our perspective when it comes to a link between cognitive decline and hearing loss. The article is called “It is time to change our message about hearing loss and…

Message from the Editor in Chief

Bluetooth (which turns 25 years old in May 2023) is not only a ghost’s favourite form of wireless transmission… actually, that’s Boootooth… but it may be coming to theatres soon. One of the most common telephone calls I receive clinically is about a Bluetooth-related problem. It could be an intermittency issue, an unpairing problem, or…

Is Hearing Loss in Older Adults Predictive of Later Development of Dementia and Does Hearing Care Modify Dementia Risk?

This paper provides an overview of the rapidly expanding research evidence-base concerning connections between hearing and cognition. It underscores the importance of distinguishing between measures to evaluate performance on various domains of cognition in healthy older adults versus measures to screen for dementia and emphasizes that correlation does not prove causation.

Volume 9

I Only Knew 10% of the People that I Met at the CAA Conference!

I wouldn’t say that I am old and I still have at least another decade in the field, but for the first time, at the CAA annual conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, I only knew a very small fraction of those who attended.  And this is a good thing.  On one hand this suggests that…