Focus on Research at Western University
An Interview With Dr. Susan Scollie
Focus on Research at Western University
This issue looks at what’s happening at the National Centre for Audiology (NCA) at Western University starting with an interview with new director, Dr Susan Scollie.
Moving Advanced Diagnostic Assessment into Clinical Practice: An integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) Plan
Jordana Costa Soares tells us how an analysis of the barriers and facilitators of implementation can be used to develop a product that is of high-quality, effective, and efficient at delivering the best services to the public.
Development of a Pediatric Fitting Protocol for Bone Conduction Hearing Devices
Dr Bagatto tells us about how the Pediatric Bone Conduction Hearing Device Working Group has designed and executed informative projects related to BCHD fitting in children.
Telepractice in Audiology: Supporting Clinical Implementation through Research
This overview article introduces the topic of telepractice in audiology, discusses key practice considerations for beginner providers and outlines current research efforts at the National Centre for Audiology related to pediatric-focused clinical implementation.
Development and Validation of a Manikin-Based Probe-Tube Placement Training Simulator
Koch and Moodie write about probe-tube placement in audiology and why it must be mastered to provide evidence-based care in audiological practice.
Putting Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Devices Through Verification Paces
Parsa, et al explore the increase in direct-to-consumer PSAPs, OTC hearing aids, and hearables and why it is important to raise consumer awareness on what entails in wearing such devices, and the role of hearing health care professionals in ensuring benefit from amplification even from direct-to-consumer models.
Two Different Ways Familiar Voice Information Can Be Used
Johnsrude and colleagues suggest if we can work out how people become familiar with a voice, we should be able to efficiently familiarize people with voices, and this might be useful for improving our ability to communicate in everyday situations.
Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Good for Audiology in Canada?
Armstrong, Aiken, and Bagatto take a look at what audiologists in Canada know about OTC hearing aids and what are their thoughts on their potential impact on audiology in Canada.
Science Matters – Ototoxicity for the Layperson: A Primer
Alberto Behar steps into the Science Matters feature for this issue with a primer on ototoxicity.
Striking the Right Balance – Vestibular Screening Pilot: Finding Balance in the Public Health System
In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Estephanie Sta. Maria-Vendiola audiologist with Fraser Health Authority at the Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, BC, shares their thought-provoking journey through creating a vestibular screening to address long wait times for vestibular assessments.
An Interview with Dave Preves, PhD
Dave Preves sat down with Canadian Audiologist for an interesting look back at some of the amazing innovations he’s been a part of over his career.
The Mysteries of the Hearing Brain
Samira Anderson wonders why do some people do so well with hearing aids, while other continue to struggle?
Back to Basics
Marshall looks at the pros and cons of the multitude of apps that can turn smartphones into sound-level meters, recording devices, playback devices, and to be coupled with external devices for hearing aids.
From the Labs to the Clinics
After recently attending 3 conferences in a short period of time, Robert Harrison explores the question of how to speed up audiology knowledge translation.
Stories from Our Past
In this issue’s installment, Wayne Staab takes a two-part look at the evolution of the hearing aid battery.
Audiology in the Classrooms
Pam Millet looks at whether streaming technologies can replace personal “FM” systems in the classroom.
The Way I Hear It
Gael Hannan tells us about here recent trip to Scandinavia, her speech at GN Resound, and her experiences with accessibility along the way.