Volume 8

Message from the President

The Canadian Academy of Audiology continues to be the largest association dedicated to the roles and functions of audiologists in Canada. All the decision-makers and influencers in the Academy are audiologists.  In my year as the CAA President and in my years on the CAA board, we have established vibrant professional networks with the provincial associations…

May is Speech and Hearing Month in Canada

It may be common knowledge among hearing health professionals in Canada that the month of May is Speech and Hearing month.  However, I am quite certain that this is not top of mind for the general public.  So, I challenge each of you to take time this month to reflect and ask yourself ‘What am…

Message from the President

Oh my goodness, it’s already March.   In less than three weeks from now it will officially be spring.  How is that possible?  I have to admit my heart sinks slightly as I reflect on the challenges of the last twelve months.   Fortunately, that sinking feeling is brief as the spring season always seems to bring…

Volume 7

Message from the President

As I typed my first “President’s Message,” never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that  the scene would look like this; me sitting at my computer wearing a surgical mask, trying not to fiddle with the nose piece as my glasses fog up, a monstrous bottle of hand sanitizer next to my keyboard,…

Message from the President

Dear CAA Members, As dedicated members of our Canadian healthcare system, Audiologists have had to suddenly expand their focus from how we service our patients yesterday and today to how we plan to provide our services in the months and years ahead.  Since March until early May, only essential services (life sustaining) were permitted in-person under…

Message from the President

Dear Members of the Academy, Happy New Year! For my first message of the year, I’ve decided to interview some of our 2020 Canadian Academy of Audiology student representatives. The academy has student representation from five universities (University of British Columbia; Western University; University of Ottawa, University of Montreal and Dalhousie University). Today, I introduce…

Volume 6

Message from the President

Like all beautiful cities across Canada, Halifax is known for its unique personality. That is why I, admittedly, had some trepidation about the weather forecast for our 22nd CAA conference in October. The week leading up to Halloween can easily bring wet windy weather to our shores, but I believe all attendees at our largest conference in CAA history were not disappointed. Even the brief downtown-wide power outtake did not dampen the enthusiasm.  As Brent…

The Canadian Academy of Audiology: A Transformative Organization

I have always valued the member diversity at the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA). We are clinicians, researchers, educators, business owners, and members of industry, and this composition makes us truly unique. Together, we have built an organization that has accomplished some amazing initiatives to further audiology in Canada. Therefore, I would like to acknowledge…

Message from the President

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) is a very special and unique organization. It does a superb job of representing the interests of audiologists in Canada, and this is made possible because of the competence, dedication and creativity of its volunteers, committee members, board of directors, administrative staff and executive director. CAA thrives on professional…

Volume 5

The Big Picture

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as President of the Canadian Academy of Audiology this past year, 2017-2018. As an Academy, we have done some amazing work and we should pat ourselves on the back for all that we have accomplished. Through leadership, advocacy, education, research and increasing public awareness on…