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Mindfulness is a pointed awareness of the present moment, your attention is fully in the here and now. You discard distracted thoughts, manage physiological reactions, and listen deeply to those around you. No more autopilot.

Mysteries of the Hearing Brain – Is It ANSD or Cortical Deafness?

Samira Anderson relates the utility of using an array of evoked potentials to fully understand the nature of a patient’s complaints and remember that it is not possible to definitively conclude that a person has "normal hearing" based on an audiogram alone.

The Quest for Audiometric Zero

Here is a brief history of the evolution of audiometric zero, the conflicting studies and controversies surrounding it, and how “0 dB” on the audiometer was ultimately established and standardized.

In Praise of Pitch Correction

Pitch correction software has gotten a bad rap from those who don’t understand how it works. Think of it like a hammer: you can use a hammer to smash things or to build a house. If you’re more into building than smashing, there’s a lot to like about pitch correction.


From the Labs to the Clinics

Bob shares his thoughts on how far we have come in recent years in our diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in children.

Stories from Our Past

Robert Traynor tells the story of how much of the research on early aircraft noise levels was conducted at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spearheaded by a virtual “Who’s – Who” of Physics at the time.

Issues in Accessibility

For the last 30 years, Rick and the Rick Hansen Foundation have been working hard to create awareness and deliver innovative solutions and support people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

The Way I Hear It

Accepting the reality of hearing loss is a different process for everyone. Some adjust better than others, but we all struggle with the changed dynamics of our relationships; caught between worlds of people who can hear and the people who can’t.

Audiology in the Classrooms

Universal newborn hearing screening programs have changed the landscape for children with hearing loss; however, we cannot rest on our laurels. We need to continue to support students and parents into adolescent and adulthood.

Noisy Notes

Alberto Behar explores the issue of low-frequency noise.

Industry News

Alan Moore Memorial Award, Ida Institute Announcement, Starkey Canada Executive Team Announcement

CAA News

CAA News - January 2020. Click here for all the latest news from the Canadian Academy of Audiology.

Message from the President

In this interview President of CAA, Sarah Mason shares some thoughts and insight from Audiology students entering the field.

Message from our Editor-in-Chief

Marshall Chasin ponders the question of where we would be in Audiology today without our colleagues and their contributions to the field (and this journal!) .
Editorial Committee