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Spotlight on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Canadian University Audiology Programs



Spotlight on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Canadian University Audiology Programs

Within our society, universities play an important role in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. While progress has been made over the past few decades, Universities Canada recognizes that more can and must be done to truly achieve inclusive excellence.

Remembering Dr. Mark Ross

On April 25th, Dr. Mark Ross, one of the true pioneers in our field, passed away peacefully at the age of 94. Dr. Ross was Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and has been known for decades as a visionary in the area of audiologic (re)habilitation for both children and adults with hearing loss.

Unperceived Hearing Loss among Canadians Aged 40 to 79

Although the term “unperceived hearing loss” has previously appeared in the literature, it is not widely used in audiology. However, it is a useful term for identifying a common phenomenon among Canadians in mid to later life.

Perceived Benefits of the AuD Degree among Canadian Audiologists

Survey results suggested an overall belief in the value of the AuD degree. Respondents reported an increase in clinical confidence and improved perception by providers, colleagues, staff/personnel, and patients. The barriers of time commitment and cost of tuition may present opportunities for review by academic programs to reduce these barriers.

Striking the Right Balance

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Erica Zaia, President of Balance and Dizziness Canada, gives us an overview of the Society and highlights resources for the general public and opportunities for Vestibular Audiologists to participate in this important nationwide initiative.

Mysteries of the Hearing Brain

Is there solid scientific evidence that hearing aids can fend off cognitive decline? A few studies have shown improvements in specific measured cognitive skills after months of hearing aid use, and some large longitudinal studies have had positive findings. However, these outcomes are still essentially “correlational.”

An Introduction to the Whisper Approach

Although the Whisper Hearing System is not currently available in Canada, audiologists may receive inquiries from patients about the system or the company. This article will provide some insight into the world of Whisper.

The Year of New Learning, Simulation, and CARL

The pandemic has emphasized the need for a new type of learning. Unfortunately, in such a hands-on field as hearing healthcare, 'touchless' experiences can only go so far. Robert Koch would like to introduce you to CARL.


The Way I Hear It

You are a wonderful audiologist. I can say this because, even if I don’t know you, you are an audiology school graduate who cares about what you do – or you wouldn’t be reading Canadian Audiologist. And if you’re anything like 99% of the audiologists I have known and loved, then you’re not only good...

Issues in Accessibility

May is hearing and speech month. What better time to consider how you can make your phone and video calling more accessible for yourself or other people living with hearing loss!

From the Labs to the Clinics

There are many reasons why it is desirable to get drugs and perhaps genetic materials into the cochlea including prevention or reduction of cochlear damage or promotion of the re-growth of cochlear neurons.

Audiology in the Classrooms

As audiologists and speech-language pathologists, support and collaboration with Teachers of the Deaf is vital to ensure the hard work we do to identify children early and give them a solid foundation for communication and academic success does not fall apart due to a lack of school services.

Noisy Notes

Hearing protectors are the most popular way to control hazardous noise. There are several issues related to the very essence of the protectors and the way they are chosen and used and we will examine some of the basic concepts involved and deal with their practical applications over the next few issues.

Industry News

Industry News May 2021:
1. Tribute – Maurice H. Miller
2. RIT/NTID Founder D. Robert Frisina, 96, Has Died
3. About the CHHA Online Hearing Loss Mentoring Program

CAA News

CAA News May 2021:
1. Metrolinx News
2. World Audiology Congress
3. Amendments to CASLPO's Registration Requirements
4. June Webinar

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.
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