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This edition’s column was inspired by Gael Hannen’s most recent article, “A Client’s Rant”, which reminded me that it’s so important for clients to express how hard it is to have a hearing loss, and for professionals to acknowledge this.
This article is a continuation from the previous column in issue #4 of CanadianAudiologist.ca, but this time around, concentrating on the non-auditory effects of noise in the classroom for students, rather than for teachers.
A crucial part of any audiological assessment is the provision of recommendations to support student learning. While many of our recommendations have a solid theoretical foundation, research on their efficacy is sometimes scant or contradictory.
We have now all survived a full year of school during a pandemic – what have we learned? What lessons can we take forward into the next year of uncertainty, given that Ministries of Education across Canada have released back-to-school plans which assume in-person learning?
Classrooms are dynamic listening environments and we need to continually evaluate whether we have appropriately matched the needs of the student with the recommended technology (and pivot when necessary).
Pam Millett looks at how the rapid rise in online learning due to COVID-19 has created unique challenges for students with hearing loss and why not enough time and attention has been paid to issues for students with special needs.
It is challenging for clinical audiologists to keep track of advances in FM system technology. With parent consent, picking up the phone or sending an email to collaborate on technology choices ensures that our students have the best possible access to the world through hearing.
Pam Millet looks at whether streaming technologies can replace personal “FM” systems in the classroom.
Pam Millett tell us how the Ready, S(tudent) E(nvironment) T(eacher), Listen model framework was modified to discuss variables that audiologists need to consider to make the best choice of Hearing Assistance Technology. In this column, Pam focuses on the S – the student part.