Spurred on by talks and discussions at the annual CAA conference and the formation of an OTC working group, this special issue of Canadian Audiologist aims to further the discussion on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids.
Over-the-Counter hearing aids have come up in talks and discussions at the annual CAA conference. This has led to the formation of an OTC working group and articles here in past issues of Canadian Audiologist. With this special issue, we are hoping to further the discussion.
Toward Improving Accessibility and Affordability of Hearing Aids for Persons with Mild and Moderate Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Policy efforts in the US and Canada should focus on legislating uniform qualification and coverage for hearing healthcare provision through federal health programs to assure access to timely and effective interventions for hearing loss.
Persons with hearing difficulties who have postponed seeking assistance likely represent an untapped resource. By reframing your practice and using social media to spread the word you may become a successful disrupter/innovator expanding options for persons with hearing difficulties.
Larry Humes writes on why audiologists should embrace every opportunity to serve those with impaired hearing, even those that may require creative reimagination of possible ways to do so, including those opting for OTC devices.
In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Dr. Mahmoud Farouk, MD, Otolaryngology & Audio-Vestibular Medicine at the Hearing and Speech Center, Minya City, Egypt discusses a variant of the most common form of positional vertigo. His clinical gems at the end of the article must not be missed!
Samira writes about how analysis methods can be developed to extract the neural signal with fewer channels and expand our ability to objectively assess real-world hearing ability.
Verification of Direct Streaming to Hearing Aids: A How-to Guide to the Digital Listening Environment
Our friends at GNResound share how the rise in connectivity has enabled powerful tools that help hearing aid users hear better in difficult listening environments, customize sound quality by environment, and improve ease of use of hearing aids.
Dr Bob Harrison helps hearing health professionals, audiologists be aware and be prepared to answer questions about health effects of wind turbine noise.
It is challenging for clinical audiologists to keep track of advances in FM system technology. With parent consent, picking up the phone or sending an email to collaborate on technology choices ensures that our students have the best possible access to the world through hearing.
Daria Valkenburg fills us in on how a few on Prince Edward Islanders are committed to changing perceptions on hearing loss.
Drawing on her lifetime of training as a person with hearing loss and receiving care from a lot of hearing professionals, Gael Hannan shares some helpful tips.
Noise expert Alberto Behar explains why the dB is not a unit at all.
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