How Vision Influences Speech Understanding in Age-Related Hearing Loss

Everyday speech communication typically involves a combination of auditory and visual modalities. Visual cues are especially beneficial for speech understanding in older adults with hearing loss, which may help them compensate for age-related decline.

Retraction of a Publication Error Reporting That Hearing Aid Use Modified Dementia Risk

January 2024 began with interesting news as The Lancet Public Health Editors published a retraction notification (Lancet Public Health Editors, 2024a) for an article entitled “Association between hearing aid use and all-cause and cause-specific dementia: an analysis of the UK Biobank cohort.”

Developing Toronto’s Night Economy Policy

Patrons and people living near entertainment venue zones can suffer without stringent noise control and effective enforcement. Toronto ignores its own research, high complaint level history, negative public feedback, noise enforcement challenges and the proposal’s health impacts.

Why the One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Tinnitus is Not Successful

Most people who experience tinnitus do not find it disturbing, but about 20% of people with tinnitus need clinical support to cope with the noise. About 2% of those affected suffer so severely that their daily lives and quality of life are significantly impaired.


Audiology in the Classrooms

Dr. Connie Mayer from York University, and Dr. Sue Archbold and Brian Lamb from the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) share the research and advocacy work of CIICA to understand the needs of adults with cochlear implants, services that are (or more frequently, are not) available to them, their experiences and recommendations for creating an international network of cochlear implant user groups, families, and professionals.

The Way I Hear It

The most hurtful words a person with hearing loss (PWHL) can be told when asking for something to be repeated:
“Never mind.” “Don’t worry about it.” “Oh, nothing.” “It wasn’t important.”

From the Labs to the Clinics

About six years ago, in my column in Canadian Audiologist, I celebrated the 40th anniversary of the discovery of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) by David Kemp. wrote about how sound coming out of the ears was initially regarded as paradoxical, and with some scepticism in the scientific and audiology community!

What’s New About Getting Older?

I invite Canadian audiologists to join me in resolving to make 2024 the year to move hearing care into a new era of integrated person-centered, inter-professional primary care. Together we can help older adults to function better by working towards communication accessibility.

Quick Answers

Q: “When you do REM on a CROS or BiCROS do you measure both ears, or just the better ear?

Clinic Corner

A new year can be both an exciting time, as well as a scary and daunting time. It’s a time for new resolutions and goals and for a business owner to reflect on our personal and professional lives.
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