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Tinnitus in Canada: A Call for Action



Tinnitus in Canada: A Call for Action

Guest editor Philippe Fournier assembles an amazing group of contributors to encourage Canadian audiologists to take action when it comes to tinnitus in Canada.

Tinnitus in an Audiology Clinic

Calvin Staples outlines why the goal of the clinician is to provide support, use a scientific approach to make best recommendations and adapt as the science changes to ensure that those that suffer from tinnitus receive the support and clarity as how to best manage their condition.

Why is Tinnitus Hard to Measure?

Clearly, quantifying an internal perception such as a phantom sound is not a trivial task, especially when there is no clear cause.

Toward Standardization of Tinnitus Services by Audiologists

This insightful article by Henry et al focuses on audiologists and their role in providing effective clinical services for their patients.

Canadian Hearing Health and Research Strategy – A Call for Action!

With the looming challenge posed by hearing disorders, it is time to open a conversation concerning the opportunity of adding an Institute on Hearing and Communication Disorders to the existing CIHR structure, so that all researchers working in the hearing field can speak with a united voice.

Importance of Vestibular Testing in Cochlear Implant Assessments

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Audiologist Myron Huen from the Cochlear Implant team at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, shares her experience performing vestibular assessments in Cochlear Implant candidates.


The Way I Hear It

While there are many causes of tinnitus and scientists aren’t quite sure how it works, and therefore can’t give us a cure, there are ways to “wrestle” it to a truce.

From the Labs to the Clinics

If we can properly subdivide tinnitus into homogeneous categories, and can associate these subtypes with specific brain mechanisms, then we will be on the road to devising effective therapeutic interventions.

Stories from Our Past

Wayne Staab explores why many people seem to enjoy the loud sounds of their beloved “Hog.”

Issues in Accessibility

Greg Noel looks at the importance of demystifying the issues around assistive listening technology directly with the client.

Audiology in the Classrooms

Pam’s column in September, talked about getting student’s with hearing loss ready to go back to elementary and secondary school. This issue’s column focuses on college or university.

Noisy Notes

Alberto Behar wonders why when a noise issue is not hearing hazard, it appears that noise is often not seen as a problem worth considering.
Editorial Committee