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Non-Auditory Effects of Environmental Noise

The study of non-auditory effects of everyday environmental noise such as sleep disruptions and annoyance are not traditionally part of audiology. Most of the researchers are not audiologists, and the journals, while well-respected and peer-reviewed, are not mainstream audiology publications. This white paper is a primer for this important area of study and will also appear on the Canadian Academy of Audiology website at

The Origin of Anti-Noise Day in the 20th century

This article on historical facts on acoustics is centered around noise and health from anti-noise actions between 1921 and 1941, especially the proposal for an “Anti-Noise Day” each year to reflect on the health problems arising from ongoing noise exposure.

Advocating For Less Noise and More Quiet

Arlene Bronzaft writes how she became more involved in advocating for lessening environmental noise and enhancing quieter spaces by joining groups with similar interests and working with local communities impacted by noise, especially in urban centers.

The Sound of a Motorcycle…Three Points of View

There are few other sources of sound that generate as far reaching an emotional impact as the sound of a motorcycle. User require their motorcycle to generate a certain emotional and visceral response; however, the manufacture has to design a product that balances all of these often-conflicting requirements in an economically viable product.

Striking the Right Balance: The Vestibular Patient Journey: An Interview with a Patient Diagnosed with Vestibular Neuritis

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Erica Zaia, MSc, RAUD and Michael Vekasi, AuD, R.Aud, Aud(C), FAAA interview a vestibular patient to look at how vestibular impairments impact our patients and how our interactions with them contribute to their patient journey. This is the first article in a series where we look at the vestibular patient journey.

Phonak Supports the Well-Hearing and Well-Being of Your Clients

Phonak recognizes the importance of overall well-being to living a life without limits. We believe Hearing Healthcare Professionals are uniquely positioned to initiate discussions on well-being in their interactions with their clients and we strive to support that conversation.


The Way I Hear It

A hearing aid is not the complete, standalone resource for every communication situation. Instead, the device is a component of your client's personal hearing loss strategy for better communication.

Audiology in the Classrooms

In the last edition of Canadian Audiologist Pam wrote how high noise levels in classrooms have not improved much over the years. However, there are other overlooked ways in which high noise levels impact student and teacher health and well-being at school.

From the Labs to the Clinics

There is extensive “research” literature on the possible health effects of wind-turbine noise, but the aim with this column is not to review the science but rather to reveal some unnerving social and political aspects around this topic.

CAA News

CAA News: May 2022
1. Desired Sensation Level (DSL): World’s First Pediatric Hearing Aid Prescription
2. Position Statement on Universal Congenital Cytomegalovirus Screening in Canadian Newborns.

Industry News

Industry News: May 2022
1. Karl Strom Joins HearingTracker as Editor in Chief
2. In memoriam: Dr. Sigfrid Soli
3. Cochlear to acquire Oticon Medical for $170 million
4. Robert Pell Retirement
5. Historic appointment of Canada’s first Accessibility Commissioner
6. WHO Releases New Safe Listening Standard
7. Bose to Exit Hearing Aid Market as Company Shutters Health Division
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