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Volume 8

When They Take Away Your Hearing Aids

There’s a special kind of deaf felt by people who use hearing aids all the time, every minute of their waking day. This special deaf is what you become when your devices are removed—to be examined by the technical gods because Something. Is. Wrong.

Volume 7

Why Don’t Our Doctors Ask About Our Hearing?

Gael tells us about a recent experience with her father and how some seniors won’t bring up the subject of hearing loss – so the ball needs to go into the physician’s court.

Disinfecting Hearing Aids with UV Light: Yes or No?

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the general efficacy of ultraviolet (UV) light for disinfecting hearing aid surfaces. Is it effective? The short answer: it depends.

Me Vs. The Mask

As we crawl our way through this global pandemic, Gael understands the need for masks. But that doesn’t mean she has to like them.

During The Pandemic — We Still Need You!

Gael Hannan would like audiologists to remind their clients to reach out others on hearing loss via social media – they will be glad to hear from you!

Optimizing Outcomes for Children Who are Hard of Hearing

Walker et al write about how accurate pictures of how hearing aids support language development in children who are hard of hearing and why it is essential to implementing scientifically-based intervention and counseling for caregivers.

Verification of Direct Streaming to Hearing Aids: A How-to Guide to the Digital Listening Environment

Our friends at GNResound share how the rise in connectivity has enabled powerful tools that help hearing aid users hear better in difficult listening environments, customize sound quality by environment, and improve ease of use of hearing aids.

OTC Hearing Aids: A Call to Action

Persons with hearing difficulties who have postponed seeking assistance likely represent an untapped resource. By reframing your practice and using social media to spread the word you may become a successful disrupter/innovator expanding options for persons with hearing difficulties.

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.

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids—The Canadian Perspective

Over-the-Counter hearing aids have come up in talks and discussions at the annual CAA conference. This has led to the formation of an OTC working group and articles here in past issues of Canadian Audiologist. With this special issue, we are hoping to further the discussion.