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Volume 7

How Do Medical Masks Degrade Speech Reception?

The speech quality degradation, in combination with room noise/reverberation and the absence of visual cues, renders speech close to unintelligible for many.

Minimizing the Risk of Infection in the Hearing Healthcare Environment

As practices re-open or expand services to return to “normal”, how can we prepare to provide exceptional in-person care in a safe, responsible way? It begins with establishing or updating an infection control protocol to ensure a safe environment for the provision of hearing healthcare services.

Hearing Loss Prevalence and Loud Noise Exposure During Leisure and Work

Katya Feder shares her research indicating that a large number of Canadians are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss should this noise exposure pattern persist over several years.

An Examination of Living with Hearing Loss in an Inaccessible World: When Hearing Aids are Not Enough

In this edition of Issues in Accessibility, Janine Verge interviews Dr. Hugh J Haley, a psychologist who shares his personal experience living with hearing loss and the challenges and barriers he has encountered.

Ten Ways to Improve Hearing Access During Your Next Virtual Meeting

Understanding potential listening barriers and identifying how to effectively maximize communication is the key to holding a successful virtual meeting.

The Virus and Hearing Loss

With the whole world fixated on the viral epidemic, it is timely to remind ourselves about viral infections that can cause hearing loss.

Promoting Self-Determination in Children with Hearing Loss

As professionals working with infants and young children with hearing loss and their families, we have a unique opportunity to mitigate negative experiences by promoting self-determination.

Engaging and Empowering Children and Adolescents Using Connected Hearing Healthcare

This article looks at how the digital revolution has enabled the potential to leverage technological innovation, bringing the reality of “connected health” to patients and stakeholders involved in the care process.

Do Infants with Hearing Loss Listen Like Little Adults?

Anderson et al outline how their study results, paired with previous findings, support exploring how infants with HL utilize both TE and TFS for speech discrimination.

Volume 0

Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

In sum, hearing loss is not just expressed as a failure to comprehend speech—it is also expressed as the increased effort required to comprehend speech. In the future, this cognitive side of hearing loss will need to be measured and considered to optimize hearing assessment and rehabilitation.