Accessibility is about creating communities, workplaces, educational institutions, and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers.
CHHA Executive Director Christopher Sutton tells us about the importance of accessibility and give us insight into Bill C-81: An Accessible Canada Act.
Guest co-editor Janine Verge, explores how accessibility outcomes are critically affected by the way society positions and views disability. Find out why the field of audiology should move beyond the medical model and step out of the booth to better meet the needs of those they serve.
Thomas Kaufmann puts to rest the myth that hearing loops are a thing of the past. On the contrary, they are needed and viable more than ever before. Find out about how this technology has the potential to completely transform the way all of us experience sound in our daily lives.
Recently, Jo DeLuzio had the privilege of providing audiology services to children in Deer Lake and Fort Severn, in Ontario’s far north. What follows was written to reflect what was observed and measured on the children who had their hearing screened or assessed at one point in time. It is not intended, nor should it be used as scientific research data.
Juliette Sterkens, well known hearing loop advocate, explains the advantages and disadvantages of different large area assistive listening technologies. Find out what consumers prefer and how you can help.
In this article, Dr. Ruth Warick, President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People and founding member of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, discusses the challenges and supports needed for hard of hearing students in postsecondary education.
Anne Griffin brings us up to speed on recent accessibility efforts in Grand Falls-Windsor, Central Newfoundland.
Undiagnosed hearing loss can jeopardize the efficacy of intervention and determining the severity of aphasia. Lisa Samson and Joanne DeLuzio shed light on how a communicatively accessible hearing screening with PWA can be successfully implemented.
Learn about CHHA’s petition to bring captioned telephone services to Canada.
In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Maxime Maheu and his colleagues at the University of Montreal and the Montreal Geriatric University Institute summarize the current knowledge and offer important insight on the role of hearing in postural control.
As age-related hearing loss is associated with isolation, depression, and a decline in cognitive function, perhaps the knowledge that hearing aid use may offset or even improve neural and cognitive function may be the incentive needed to pursue help for hearing loss.
Long-term exposure to high noise levels is a well-known cause for noise induced hearing loss. But, what about hearing loss caused by exposure to intense (low-frequency) mechanical vibrations?
Wayne Staab explores the question of whether the high loudness levels of many movies help to tell the story or intended to cover a weak story?
Our intrepid explorer Marshall Chasin travels to more to than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and experimented with the effect of the lower speed of sound in the Arctic.
Gael lets us know about the importance of audiologist being aware of the anxiety caused by hearing tests.
With the increased importance of renewable energy it is important that audiologists become acquainted with the health issues related to wind turbine noise.
Pam Millet gives us a look at Improving Accessibility with Captioning: An Overview of the Current State of Technology.