Revised Protocol for the Provision of Amplification to Infants and Young Children from Western University



Revised Protocol for the Provision of Amplification to Infants and Young Children from Western University

Since 2001, with the introduction of Ontario’s EHDI program, the Child Amplification and the Pediatric Audiology Strategies and Systems Laboratories at the National Centre for Audiology (NCA) have been responsible for developing and implementing the protocol for the Provision of Amplification for Infants and Children within the Ontario Infant Hearing Program (IHP). This feature article describes the revised protocol, including key evidence areas that have changed pediatric amplification practices.

Musical Pathways and Roads

Musical Roads, as the name suggests, are roads that can “play” a song while you are driving on them.  The first report of a musical road was in 1995 in Denmark.

The Future of Electric Car Charging Noise Radiation

As the transportation industry transitions into the electrification era, new sources of noise are introduced. Electric cars in operation are typically quieter than internal combustion engine vehicles and can be nearly inaudible at low speeds. However, there are new sources of noise associated with electric vehicles that can have a more significant impact, specifically electric vehicle charging stations.

Churchill’s Hearing Loss

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955, is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century.  He was also a British army officer, historian, writer, Nobel Prize winner in Literature, artist, and the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.  Wayne looks at his use of a hearing aid (hearing aids, plural, were not fitted at that time).


Clinic Corner

Evaluating a patient’s general health to offer more targeted support can help reduce and mitigate the burden of other diseases that come with hearing loss.

Audiology in the Classrooms

In these next few issues of Canadian Audiologist, Pam will address some of the common questions she hears from teachers. The first is, do cochlear implants work?

The Way I Hear It

Gael often speaks at hearing care professional (HCP) conferences and it’s not unusual to feel a bit isolated, like a fish out of water.

What’s New About Getting Older?

With increasing age, it is increasingly likely that older adults will experience multiple health issues, including sensory, motor, vitality, and psychological (cognitive and/or mental) health issues. As audiologists, we can help people hear better and function better as listeners and communicators.

From the Labs to the Clinics

Many decades ago, there was much excitement in the audiology community about the possibility of hearing restoration by somehow promoting cochlear hair cell regeneration. I thought it was time for our “labs to clinic” column to issue an update.

Quick Answers

Peter Hutchison, AuD, PhD has come up with a great chart that shows the relative differences for the RIC hearing aid measuring tools from 6 different manufacturers. Dr. Hutchison was nice enough to share it with us at

CAA News

CAA News: Nov 2023
1. NEW 2023 CAA Award Winners
2. “CAA Conference 2023 Pictures

Industry News

Industry News: Nov 2023
1. Meet Aaron Lee, Director at Unitron Canada
2. “Western University Student Poster Day- December 4, 2023”
3. UBC/Wavefront Centre Research Study
4. WS Audiology announced the appointment today of Joerg Brandscheid as its Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Executive Committee.
5. Qualcomm Releases 2023 State of Sound Report: Insights into Audio Consumer Trends Worldwide
6. Windows 11 Enhances Accessibility for Hearing Aid Users with Bluetooth® LE Audio Support
7. Starkey Hosts Exclusive Global Artificial Intelligence Hearing Health Summit
8. Ida Institute joins Demant 
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