Advice for Audiologists Still in the Trenches
David Hawkins shares some of his retirement experiences with his pre-retired Canadian colleagues who are still in the audiology trenches.
Breaking the Vicious Circles that Perpetuate Negative Attitudes Towards Hearing Care
Curtis Alcock explores the widely held assumption that people don’t want to be seen wearing hearing technology. Believing this, the industry has develop hearing solutions designed to be concealed. He wonders why hearing care professionals suggest people want to keep it hidden? Out of all the positive messages we could have focused on, why chose a negative one?
Striking the Right Balance – Superior Canal Dehiscence Surgery: Did it Work?
In this edition of "Striking the Right Balance," Yvette Reid, along with Brian Westerberg and Jane Lea, review three patient cases to look at the outcome of canal plugging surgery in the treatment of superior semicircular canal dehiscence.
Dr. Donald Henderson 1938-2017
In honour of the recent passing of Don Henderson, we reprint a 2012 look back on his outstanding career.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Cell Death, and More: Interview with Donald Henderson, PhD
With kind permission from the American Academy of Audiology, we are proud to reprint Doug Beck’s interview with Donald Henderson.
Science Matters – From Person-Centred Moments to Person-Centred Culture
Laya Poost-Foroosh investigates the barriers in health professional practice for developing and enacting person-centred care. She found that organizational culture plays an important role in clinicians’ familiarity with PCC and awareness of contextual barriers to PCC. Her research showed that health professionals who have support from their organizations have more opportunities to practice in a person-centred way, rather than performing person-centred moments.
Verifying Monaurally and Binaurally Linked Telephone Programs
The tele-test handset provides an excellent means to measure the frequency response, gain and advanced features of hearing aid telecoil-based phone programs. This tool, paired with monitoring and follow-up, can help with troubleshooting and may contribute to increased patient use and satisfaction with telecoil-based hearing aid phone programs in their own environments by preventing dispensing of inappropriate telecoil responses.
The Case for Diagnostic Audiology: Is Anyone Listening?
Glynnis Tidball tells us why audiolgists need to be active clinical and academic partners in the education of physicians and others working in the health sciences.
Other People's Ideas
Courtesy of our friends at HearingHealthMatters.org, Calvin Staples has serves up a little food for thought. Blogs include topics that all coincide with our hearing or our ears. These blogs will hopefully provide some extra material for your next patient encounter or family/friend gathering!
The Way I Hear It
Gael Hannan tries out a new label—bimodal.
The hearing professional has to remember that the hearing aid is a complicated hardware device. Many things could and do happen to affect the way that it operates. Sometimes, only by running an objective test is a defect found in what otherwise seems to be a perfect hearing aid. Frye and Staab look at the advantages of hearing aid analyzers.
Dr. John Howard subs in for Alberto Behar with this issue’s Noisy Notes. We are pleased to provide a reprint from NIOSH about the launch of their new sound level meter app.
Grand Central Station
Dr. Kelly Tremblay joins Canadian Audiologist with her new column, “Grand Central Station.” Grand Central Station” is aimed at connecting clinicians with science, acknowledging that this is sometimes a two-way return trip. Readers will be invited to submit their questions regarding a research topic/article and these questions will be responded to, based on published research.
Back to Basics
Marshall Chasin asked a few colleagues in the industry and in the clinic to provide their thoughts (some may consider these as “rants”) about what they would change if they could. These colleagues have been practicing long enough to see many changes in technology and professional service delivery and kindly offer their perspective as to what we might change, if only we could.
The Wired Audiologist
Peter Stelmacovich tells us that a need for reducing the negative consequences of UHL definitely exist. Although care must be taken to ensure that the treatment option chosen is carefully selected and produces the desired functional outcome, there is no need to ignore treating UHL.
From the Labs to the Clinics
Renowned audiologist and researcher Robert Harrison joins Canadian Audiogist as a regular contributor with our new “From the Labs to the Clinics” column.