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Keeping Amplification Levels Safe for Children with Hearing Loss



Keeping Amplification Levels Safe for Children with Hearing Loss

Hearing-aid verification provides an essential tool for improving audibility while maintaining safe amplification levels, but previous research raises questions about whether these practices are sufficient to prevent further hearing loss.

The Remarkable History of Right-Ear Advantage

This article takes readers on an extraordinary journey of the auditory system and looks at some of the interesting implications of right-ear advantage in terms of binaural processing, speech understanding, and amplification.

Striking the Right Balance

In this edition of "Striking the Right Balance", Emma LeBlanc, AuD writes a follow-up opinion piece to the article "Looking to the Future of Vestibular Practice in Canada" written by Carolyn Falls, MCISc, that was published in Canadian Audiologist (Volume 7, Issue 6, 2020).

The Father of the History of Otology

With the recent centenary of the death of Adam Politzer (1835-1920). Mudry and Riddington Young take a look back at the man who has been as the Father of Otology and was certainly the most influential person in otology in the latter half of the 19th century.

Message from the President

Oh my goodness, it’s already March.   In less than three weeks from now it will officially be spring.  How is that possible?  I have to admit my heart sinks slightly as I reflect on the challenges of the last twelve months.   Fortunately, that sinking feeling is brief as the spring season always seems to bring...


Audiology in the Classrooms

In 2004, Gina Oliva, published the book Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Woman Remembers Public School and posits that mainstreaming is not always positive and that there are significant downsides concerning social relationships and identity – is this still true today?

Volunteer Subjects Wanted for Online Research is pleased to provide a new service for our readers where interested audiology clients can be referred for an on-line experience to be a volunteer subject in an experiment/survey being run by researchers at Canadian universities.

Issues in Accessibility

In-person communication barriers can exist during all points of contact during a hearing test appointment. This article gives some examples of at-risk populations that may require additional communication strategies and how to help.

From the Labs to the Clinics

We live in a very disturbing world where scientific evidence is sometimes called "fake news," truth and lies are interchangeable, and a significant number of citizens believe conspiracy-theories, spread by social media. Sound familiar?

Noisy Notes

It is not unusual for people to “Google” to satisfy their curiosity or learn about something in a “quick and dirty” way. There is nothing wrong there, provided the reader is aware of the limits of the search engines they are using. Such is the case when trying to decide what are acoustical materials?

The Way I Hear It

There’s a special kind of deaf felt by people who use hearing aids all the time, every minute of their waking day. This special deaf is what you become when your devices are removed—to be examined by the technical gods because Something. Is. Wrong.

Stories from Our Past

John Franks shares a story from the 1970s where an unfortunate oversight led to an unconventional treatment discovery.

Industry News

Industry News March 2021:
1. Obituary: Brad Allard
2. Obituary: Pat Stelmachowicz
3. National Online Hearing Loss Peer Mentoring Program
4. Oticon University Program Launches Online Lecture Series for Audiology Graduate Students
5. Together, we will provide vitally needed hearing aids to those impacted by the challenges of 2020.

CAA News

CAA News March 2021:
1. New CAA Service: Equipment Sales Board
2. IDA Institute: Growing up with Hearing Loss
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