Volume 4

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to issue 2 of 2017. There are a few changes in this issue of Canadian Audiologist. Two of our regular columns have received such wide readership that we have decided to run them as regular feature articles from now on. “Science Matters” and “Striking the Right Balance” will now be feature articles, while still…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous By now, it is no secret that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has made several announcements that may significantly alter the provision of hearing aids in that country. These decisions were made without input from audiologists and other hearing health care professionals. One of them is…

Volume 3

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous This issue of Canadian Audiologist is packed full of interesting articles, columns, and information from our field. This is not, in itself, unusual. What is unusual is the breadth and depth of these articles. Without sounding like a “table of contents,” in addition to our excellent regular columns, we have some…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous CanadianAudiologist.ca is now passing the 200,000 unique views mark… and that’s just the beginning…. If I remember my advanced math classes, in a while we will be passing 250,000 or even 300,000 unique page views as well! In this issue of Canadian Audiologist we have 9 original feature articles ranging from a…

PCAST and Everything Else

Version française disponible ci-dessous Last fall the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) provided several recommendations about how hearing aids should be delivered to the hard of hearing public. It should be noted that there were no audiologists or hearing aid manufacturers on the committee and their input was not solicited. In…

Basic Principles

Version française disponible ci-dessous Typically in life, “less is more.” This seems to be the case with hearing aid digital processing as well. I am not a proponent of returning to the “good old days” where music was on vinyl and Beta ruled (or tried to rule) the world. Sound in these good old days…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous The one thing that is more important than a scientific result is the method that was used to obtain this result. We have all heard of the attempts to create cold fusion in the laboratory – infinite power for all that can be manufactured in any physics laboratory just down the…

Star Wars and a Return to the Low-Frequency Side of the Force

Marshall Chasin tells us about “The Final Element.” That one last piece of the puzzle to optimize a hearing aid for music.

Volume 2

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous A lot has been happening in the field of audiology recently; I am not just referring to the 700 or 800 new hearing aids released each year by the hearing aid industry and I am not just talking about the issue of verticalization. Our field is changing so much that someone…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous I recently returned from giving a series of talks in Australia, replete with the occasional snake and some 8-legged furry Australian citizens that have a propensity to crawl into people’s shoes at night. I am not sure of the exact statistic but I think that Australia has the highest ranking of…