While this topic sounds boring it is undoubtedly the most important topic that audiologists should be aware of.
Issues in Accessibility – Current Accessibility Strategies in Audiology Practice: A Review of the 2019 CAA Accessibility Survey Results
Accessibility is about creating communities, workplaces, and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers – this includes audiology clinics. With the adoption of Provincial accessibility legislation (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario) and the federal Accessible Canada Act, there is now greater support to create accessible environments in Canada. This takes the onus...
The sticky bog of hearing loss nomenclature often confuses ‘hearing’ people. It can also make grumpy-bears out of some people who ‘hear differently.’
The CAA’s National Executive Director Chris Sutton shares his moving personal journey with hearing loss, terminology, and identity.
With all due respect to Shakespeare and his roses,5 what we call someone is important, language is powerful, and labels can hurt.
Various terminology is used to describe people with disabilities. The use of certain terms is understandably negative and should be avoided.
This primer will focus on terminology, abbreviations, and jargon commonly used in education. Terminology will vary across jurisdictions, but many terms are common across Canada, North America and even internationally.
Bob Harrison gives us a review of the many aspects of audiology where terminology is an issue. Sometimes important terms are misused, ambiguous or even lost!
We have the honour of being able to interview Bob Joseph who is President of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc which provides training to corporations and government agencies about Indigenous populations.
Other than audiologists and engineers working in industrial noise control, audiologists will almost always use sound level or sound pressure, rather than intensity. When in doubt, use the terms “pressure,” “sound pressure level,” and “SPL” and you will be right 99% of the cases!
From time to time, questions arise about the correct usage of the term “impedance” versus “resistance.” This article from Sweetwater.com looks at the usage of these two words for guitar loudspeakers, but it can also be used more generally in acoustics (and electronics).
Due to the confusion of terms for various evoked potentials, in this column, Samira Anderson will clarify any confusion provide a brief history and summary of clinical uses of these potentials.
Do you think a “strong recommendation” is the way to go when presenting technology to your patients? We invite you to think again. We’ve been told for years by practice development experts that we are the professionals and that we should offer a strong recommendation for a product after doing our diagnostic and lifestyle evaluation.
Our friends at Signia present this study on the enhanced signal classification system recently developed for their Signia Xperience hearing aids, investigating whether it is possible to obtain excellent soundscape processing for speech, while still maintaining a high level of narrow directionality.
Read all about what went on in Halifax at CAA's most well-attended conference to date, and don't forget to save the date for next year's conference in Ottawa!