Volume 2

Definitions

Version française disponible ci-dessous I find that one of the most enlightening aspects of our field is getting the meaning of something defined correctly. A definition, especially if it is not complete, can be as problematic as it is helpful. I recall in junior high school first learning about sound – the correct definition had…

Rock and Roll Needs to Be Loud; Rock and Roll Does Not Need to be Intense

Version française disponible ci-dessous Despite the ear’s amazing complexity, it cannot discern the difference between industrial noise and music. Prolonged exposure to 85 dBA to noise or music can result in a permanent sensory-neural hearing loss and this is true whether its factory noise, Beethoven, or the Tragically Hip. Actually, prolonged exposure to noise or…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous Of the many hats I wear, I am a member of the Hearing Instrument Review Committee (HIRC) for the province of Ontario. Our role is to assess and recommend approval of every new hearing aid that has come on the market in order for them to receive funding through the Ontario…

Happy Birthday to You

Version française disponible ci-dessous Canadian Audiologist is now one year old! I would love to be able to sing Happy Birthday, but despite my own personal interest in music and how hearing aids can better process music, I cannot carry a tune. If I am lucky, I may be able to find the key by…

Volume 1

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous Canadian Audiologist is the most well-read hearing health care magazine in Canada and goes free of charge to all hearing health care professionals. We have regular columnists who contribute their experience, and humour on a bimonthly basis. Gael Hannan, Alberto Behar, Peter Stelmacovich, Calvin Staples, Wayne Staab, Steve Aiken, Sheila Moody,…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous It was a cold fall day in November of 1981 when I descended the escalator to the conference rooms in the old Weston hotel in Toronto. This was the first (and only) time when ASHA was held outside of the United States. As I took my seat, sitting right behind me…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous Way back in 2002 and 2003 I did my AuD and one of the reasons I did it was that, being a Canadian-trained audiologist, I felt that I was weak in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Ask me anything about hearing aids and I have it at my fingertips. Ask me anything…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous I am frequently asked by my musician clients if they can have control over my software programming when fitting and adjusting their hearing aids. At this point I usually look over my glasses frame and with my best paternalistic look, I say “no.” At this point they get impatient with me…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Version française disponible ci-dessous Recently the FDA in the United States had another call for submissions regarding changing the rules for Personal Sound Amplification Products or PSAPs. Since February 2009 it was legal to sell them in the United States as long as they were marketed as not being for someone with hearing loss. The…

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Since I have been active in the field of audiology (it seems like since the time of the scroll), there have been many magazines and journals.