Volume 7

Calibration

I promise that this editorial will not be about COVID-19. While this is important, I am in somewhat of an overload with all the media coverage and the day to day “new normal” both clinically and around town. But one thing does stick out.  Whenever I enter my building to open up for the day, I am greeted…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Since the advent of COVID-19, like many of us, I have developed several skills and (almost) caught up on my reading.  I can boast that I am now a pretty good yo-yo player and am known wide and far- actually just around my block, … and just on the north side of the street … as…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

I went out for a walk the other day in my backyard when I ran into none other than Sir Isaac Newton, the grand-father of gravitational theory and many other inventions. After exchanging pleasantries and being surprised to see him since he is almost 400 years old, he had some interesting insights into our current…

OTC Hearing Aids

A recent issue of Canadian Audiologist dealt with “terminology,” and the caution of using the right term or phrase has never been more important than now. We have all heard of “over the counter” or OTC hearing aids. While this phrase seems to be ubiquitous, there are no OTC hearing aids… yet. There are still…

Where Would We Be…?

Many years ago I wrote an editorial with Clarence Odbody, angel second class. For those few of you who have never seen this 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart, Clarence Odbody is sent down to show the Jimmy Stewart character (George Bailey) what life would be like in Bedford Falls had he…

Volume 6

Terminology and Accessibility

This issue concentrates on an aspect of accessibility that begins with terminology. Terminology has been the bane of many professionals’ life. Misunderstandings, exclusions, unexpected inclusions, and hurt feelings can also stem from using the wrong term, or even the correct term at the wrong time. Aspects of incorrect terminology can be benign- it really doesn’t…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to issue 5 of Canadian Audiologist. This issue is packed with articles ranging from the mysteries of the hearing brain to whether songbirds are hard-wired for sound; from issues in accessibility to noise-induced hearing loss and gene therapy… certainly something for everyone. This issue’s special focus is on the research being conducted at Dalhousie…

Tinnitus and Dr. Philippe Fournier

Philippe Fournier not only has a great sounding name but he is an amazing guest editor for this issue of CanadianAudiologist.ca focusing on the elusive topic of tinnitus. I call it elusive because not all tinnitus is the same; in fact, if anything, the opposite is true – every case of tinnitus is different. For…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Clinical practice is something that gradually changes over the years of one’s professional life. The questions that we asked in the 1970s and 1980s are quite different than those that we pose today. While it is true that audiometric testing has remained constant for over 50 years, we have added a few more tests and…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Hopefully, as this issue of Canadian Audiologist is being read, the snow and ice will be gradually melting, and the days will be (finally) getting longer. And on the west coast, the cherry blossoms will soon be popping out – unfortunately the rest of Canada may have to wait a bit longer. The cover topic…