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Overview of the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences



Overview of the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

State-of-the-art teaching labs, research, and study areas create an ideal learning space for The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, the only program in British Columbia that educates speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

How Loud Should You Mix?

Cranking up the music volume is fun. It gets you pumped. But if you do it while you’re mixing in the studio, you’re shortchanging yourself. The good people at Sweetwater give us several reasons why you should turn it down when mixing.

Industry Research: A Canadian Evaluation of Real-Life Satisfaction of Hearing Aids with Direct Connectivity

Kalef and colleagues share their recent research where they aim replicate and thus further validate the evidence from the 2016 study (A Canadian Evaluation of Real-Life Satisfaction of Hearing Aids in Challenging Environments) and to provide empirical evidence of the efficacy of direct connectivity to iPhones in hearing aids.


The Wired Audiologist

Peter Stelmacovich gives us a list a top 10 wish list from people who work for a hearing instrument manufacturer.

Audiology in the Classrooms

We’re please to welcome our newest columnist, Pam Millett who will give us the latest on what educational audiology is all about and how audiologists support students with hearing loss.

Grand Central Station

Continue the topics from her previous columns, Kelly Tremblay continues the discussion of hearing loss and dementia by describing the recent Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care.

From the Labs to the Clinics

Recently, Robert Harrison had the pleasure of attending another meeting of SENTAC, the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children.

Stories from Our Past

Bob Traynor fires up the “Stories from Our Past” DeLorean and explores the forgotten questions surrounding patent #174465, which was eventually won by Alexander Graham Bell as the first person to transmit voice over a wire, thus inventing the telephone.

Noisy Notes

In this issue of Noisy Notes, Alberto Behar gives us a nice overview of the new edition of the CSA Standard on audiometric tests which was issued during the last month of 2017.

The Way I Hear It

Gael Hannan recently discovered the benefit of pain elsewhere in dealing with tinnitus.

Back to Basics

Like many colleagues, Marshall Chasin explores the growing use of Google Translate (and similar programs, such as Babylon) as part of a clinical toolkit.
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