Accessibility is for Everyone
Accessibility is about creating communities, workplaces, educational institutions, and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers.
Building an Accessible Canada Bill C-81: An Accessible Canada Act
CHHA Executive Director Christopher Sutton tells us about the importance of accessibility and give us insight into Bill C-81: An Accessible Canada Act.
Improving Accessibility: Expanding the Role of Audiologists in the Built Environment
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.
A Thing of the Past? Or a Thing of the Future?
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.
No Palm Trees in Hollywood: Hearing in the Far North of Ontario
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.
Hearing Loop – the Preferred Large Area Assistive Listening System: Here’s Why
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.
Hard of Hearing Students in Postsecondary Education: Challenges and Supports
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.
Accessibility: A Community Affair
Anne Griffin brings us up to speed on recent accessibility efforts in Grand Falls-Windsor, Central Newfoundland.
Conducting Communicatively Accessible Hearing Screenings for People with Aphasia
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.
Captioned Telephone Service
Learn about CHHA’s petition to bring captioned telephone services to Canada.
Striking the Right Balance – Hearing and Balance: What is the Evidence?
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.
The Mysteries of the Hearing Brain
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?
Stories from Our Past
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?
Back to Basics
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.
The Way I Hear It
Gael lets us know about the importance of audiologist being aware of the anxiety caused by hearing tests.
From the Labs to the Clinics
With the increased importance of renewable energy it is important that audiologists become acquainted with the health issues related to wind turbine noise.
Audiology in the Classrooms
Pam Millet gives us a look at Improving Accessibility with Captioning: An Overview of the Current State of Technology.