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Hidden versus Not-so-Hidden Hearing Loss



Hidden versus Not-so-Hidden Hearing Loss

The term hidden hearing loss has been used by some to refer more generically to functional deficits such as difficulty understanding speech-in-noise, tinnitus, and hyperacusis, based on the hypothesis that these functional deficits, which are “hidden behind a normal audiogram.” To avoid confusion, it is helpful to use precise language when referring to synapse loss, rather than using the term “hidden hearing loss.”

How to Sustain a Movement – Starting with You!

Founded in 1996, the CAA, has promoted the importance of audiologists at the national level and has provided its members with opportunities for collaboration, education, research, advocacy and creating awareness. Justyn Pisa explores how to we translate these principles into a discussion around CAA membership and its benefits.

Striking the Right Balance: The People Behind the Tumours

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Rex Banks, Director of Hearing Healthcare at the Canadian Hearing Society talks about his involvement as a support group facilitator and President of the Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada

In Conversation with Rich Tyler, PhD

Canadian Audiologist is proud to sit down and have a talk with renowned clinical audiologist and a psychoacoustician, Rich Tyler.

3-D Printing… We’ll Just Be Able to Print That

The future is here. Frankie Talarico explores the increased availability of 3-D printing, and how audiologists can use this technology to benefit the profession, patients, and the world.

900 Words: Siblings and Hearing Loss

In 900 (or so) words, Dr. Louise Sinden-Carroll gives us some insights about the impact of her hearing loss on her sibling relationships.

Noisy Notes: Orchestra Players and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in orchestra players is not a new problem. It has been acknowledged and discussed for many years by many researchers. While results can be variable, one thing everybody agrees upon, is that many other musicians (such as rock, hard metal, etc) do suffer some degree of hearing loss.


The Way I Hear It

For someone with hearing loss, travelling can be a real worry when it comes to forgetting an item that could be essential to communication. Relax, Gael is ready to help.

From the Labs to the Clinics

Robert explores one of the biggest paradoxes in audiology by looking at the past, present, and future of otoacoustic emissions.

Audiology in the Classrooms

Pam Millett tell us how the Ready, S(tudent) E(nvironment) T(eacher), Listen model framework was modified to discuss variables that audiologists need to consider to make the best choice of Hearing Assistance Technology. In this column, Pam focuses on the S - the student part.

Stories from Our Past

Courtesy of our friends at, Robert Traynor tells us about the fascinating Howard Hughes and The Road to Hearing Loss.

Grand Central Station

In this issue, Kelly Tremblay focuses on another risk factor that was identified by the Lancet Commission – late-life depression, and the psychosocial consequences of a feeling of disconnect due to hearing loss.
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