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Volume 6

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.

Volume 5

Part 1: Hearing Aid Battery – Where Are We?

In this issue’s installment, Wayne Staab takes a two-part look at the evolution of the hearing aid battery.

Introducing Mysteries of the Hearing Brain!

Our newest contributor, Samira Anderson, provides a bit of personal and professional background, and the basis for her new column.

Industry Research: New Solutions for ITE Direct Streaming

The industry has made great strides in the sound quality of the audio signal provided in hearing aids via directional microphone technology and digital noise reduction. These have led to improved speech understanding in both quiet and noisy listening environments.

Vintage Hearing Aid Batteries

Wayne Staab take us through a look back at some of the commonly used batteries and cells of yesteryear, but which are not generally found today.

Industry Research: A Canadian Evaluation of Real-Life Satisfaction of Hearing Aids with Direct Connectivity

Kalef and colleagues share their recent research where they aim replicate and thus further validate the evidence from the 2016 study (A Canadian Evaluation of Real-Life Satisfaction of Hearing Aids in Challenging Environments) and to provide empirical evidence of the efficacy of direct connectivity to iPhones in hearing aids.

Volume 4

The Road to the Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid

Buckle up and enjoy the ride as Robert Traynor takes on a trip down “The Road to the Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid.”

Do Hearing Aids Meet ANSI Standards?

Some professionals wonder if these quality control procedures are necessary or still applicable to today’s technology. Dr. Jourdan Holder tells us why these measures for hearing aids are still a critical component to providing best-practice patient care.

US Food and Drug Administration Commitment to OTC Hearing Aids: Reflections for Canadian Practice

Reframing the role of audiology is based on the assumption that the value of a good or service is defined by the customer. Those that produce the good or service are more successful when they have a clear understanding of these customer specifications and tailor the features of their product to match. If a gap exists between what customers identify as valuable and what is readily available, it presents an opportunity for those that produce the good or service to close that gap by modernizing what they produce. This is an ongoing challenge for audiologists, since what customers want and value often changes regularly over time.

Volume 3

Breaking the 2 Meter Hearing “Bubble”

Bill Droogendyk tells us how you can help your clients break the 2 meter hearing bubble by fitting them with telecoil equipped hearing devices! A non-proprietary, value adding, universal hearing solution that can be implemented almost anywhere.