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Volume 7

Can You Hear Me in the Back? The Answer is No!

Janine Verge shares her top 5 reasons to always use a microphone when public speaking.

Some Considerations for Audiologists as the OTC Hearing Aid Era Dawns in the U.S.

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.

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.

Volume 6

Issues in Accessibility – Current Accessibility Strategies in Audiology Practice: A Review of the 2019 CAA Accessibility Survey Results

Accessibility is about creating communities, workplaces, and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers – this includes audiology clinics. With the adoption of Provincial accessibility legislation (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario) and the federal Accessible Canada Act, there is now greater support to create accessible environments in Canada. This takes the onus…

Please, Rethink Telecoils!

Gael Hannan tells us why telecoils in her hearing aids have made her life better.

Seven Steps for Creating an Accessibility Project to Reduce Barriers for People who are Hard of Hearing in the Community

With the passing of Bill C-81:  The Accessible Canada Act., this article hopes to outline seven steps to help create an accessibility project in your community.

Assistive Listening Devices – Trust Me, They Work!

Greg Noel looks at the importance of demystifying the issues around assistive listening technology directly with the client.

The Use of Captions in Post-Secondary Institutions

In this edition of “Issues in Accessibility,” audiologist Janine Verge along with Dalhousie University audiology students, Vincent Chow, Saidah Adisa, and Sylvia  Ciechanowski discuss universal design and the benefits of captions in post-secondary institutions.

Improving Accessibility with Captioning: An Overview of the Current State of Technology

Pam Millet gives us a look at Improving Accessibility with Captioning: An Overview of the Current State of Technology.

Accessibility: A Community Affair

Anne Griffin brings us up to speed on recent accessibility efforts in Grand Falls-Windsor, Central Newfoundland.