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Striking the Right Balance

Falling on the Right Path: Exploring an Inter-professional Approach to Fall Prevention with Occupational Therapists and Audiologists



Striking the Right Balance

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Andrea Kuntz and Kegan Stephan, Audiology students at the School of Human Communication Disorders at Dalhousie University interview both Ruth Duggan, an occupational therapist and an occupational therapy student at Dalhousie University, Nisha Sandu, about exploring an inter-professional approach to fall prevention between occupational therapists and audiologists.

The Quantification and Reporting of Hearing Protection Attenuation

Former chief of the Hearing Loss Prevention Section of the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, in Cincinnati, OH, Dr. John R. Franks, joins us for this issue to explore “The Quantification and Reporting of Hearing Protection Attenuation.”

Emotion, Speech, and Music

Rachel Hottle fills us in on how researchers in the SMART (Science of Music, Auditory Research, and Technology) lab at Ryerson University have become especially interested in the interaction between hearing loss and perception of emotion from auditory cues.

Improving Patient Perception of Clinical Services Through Real-Ear Measurements

Amlani et al bring us their paper, “Improving Patient Perception of Clinical Services Through Real-ear Measurements” with the hope that early, the inclusion of REM in clinical practice can improve the hearing healthcare experience for both patients and clinicians.

Remembering Alan Moore

Canadian Audiologist takes a fond look back at the remarkable life and career of Alan Moore.


Other People's Ideas

Courtesy of our friends at, Calvin Staples gathers some blogs and updates related to PSAPs and OTCs.

The Way I Hear It

After a cross-country move, Gael Hannan tells us about her first meeting with a new audiologist.

Stories from Our Past

Buckle up and enjoy the ride as Robert Traynor takes on a trip down “The Road to the Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid.”

From the Labs to the Clinics

After reading many recent graduate research theses, Robert Harrison noticed very few cited papers dating back more than a decade or two begging the question; “Are you really familiar with the literature?”

The Wired Audiologist

In the last column, Peter and Bill discussed the three pillars of success for students with hearing loss transitioning to post-secondary: Planning, initiative, and positivity. In this issue, they are joined by Andres Diaz-Valles to explore ensuring that funding is secured to help pay for the equipment and services needed to succeed in university and college.

Grand Central Station

In news stories with alarming headlines suggesting that hearing loss “might” cause hearing loss, the word “might” often goes unheard. Sifting through the scientific literature can feel daunting to the clinician; so, in her latest column, Kelly Tremblay addresses some common questions that clinicians hear.

Noisy Notes

Symphonic music can pose a hearing hazard for musicians. Alberto Behar and his colleagues investigate the use of acoustic shields as a potential safeguard.

Back to Basics

Frequency compression of any form can be quite useful to avoid dead regions in the cochlea for speech but this does not follow for music. Speech is speech and music is music.
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