Greetings everyone. We’ve made it to March already! It’s been a milder season, and for someone like me who doesn’t love Canadian winters, I’ve been thanking mother nature for going easy on us. Hopefully, after saying that, I don’t jinx it for us.
Your board of directors has worked hard on our goals for 2023. Several committees have been moving the needle on issues we know are important to you. We have been diligently working in the areas of extending membership benefits, cutting-edge webinars, our amazing annual conference, OTC preparedness, student support services, direct ENT referrals, and improvements to our website. These are just some of the things we’ve been working on.
If you are a member of CAA, we thank you for your support and want to hear from you! Please send us your thoughts if there is a topic or issue that you want us to review. If you happen to be reading this message and are not a member, come join us!! We are unique in that we focus on one thing and one thing only – supporting Audiologists. Membership renewals have begun, and we hope you will stick around to benefit from the work behind the scenes. Your volunteer board, and other CAA volunteers on the various committees, are highly motivated and engaged in moving our profession forward and to be heard. Your membership will support the quality and breadth of our outcomes, so I hope you continue to support CAA through your membership. Visit our website, (https://canadianaudiology.ca/get-involved/become-a-member/benefits-of-membership/) and sign up for our newsletter to keep on top of our member benefits and successes.
This issue of Canadian Audiologist has so many great topics! I am especially looking forward to reading the articles covering Bluetooth, as anyone working with hearing aids knows our love-hate relationship with this technology. Troubleshooting can often be very frustrating and feel somewhat outside of our skill set but like it or not, it’s become part of the job, and I welcome and appreciate learning as much as I can to better assist patients.
Enjoy this issue and this mild Canadian winter. Hopefully, we’ll soon be sipping a bevy on a patio and wearing shorts way before we should.