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Volume 8

COVID-19 Brings Extra Challenges for People with Hearing Loss

Hearing health advocate Shari Eberts encourages audiologist to ensure some recently discovered communications tools and workarounds will transition to post-pandemic normality.

Volume 7

The Virus and Hearing Loss. An Update

It seems like a lifetime ago that COVID-19 crept into our lives, but it was only three issues of Canadian Audiologist ago that I wrote about “The Virus and Hearing Loss.” So, what’s new?

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.

Consumer Headphones Improve Music Appreciation in Patients with Hearing Loss

Tanya Wolfram and Jiong Hu share the results from their study showing evidence that consumer grade headphones could help improve the appreciation of music in patients with hearing impairment.

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.

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.