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Volume 5

Background Noise in Audiometric Booths and the New CSA Standard on Audiometric Tests

In this issue of Noisy Notes, Alberto Behar gives us a nice overview of the new edition of the CSA Standard on audiometric tests which was issued during the last month of 2017.

Volume 4

A Baby’s Cry for Hearing Help!

Gael Hannan tells us why it’s time for Canada to implement a national standard of newborn hearing screening and how the high cost of not doing so is far greater.

Etiology is Important

Robert Harrison urges all Canadian audiologists to look beyond their own test results and not to forget about etiology when it comes to audiometric evaluation.

Striking the Right Balance – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Involving Multiple Canals

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Alfarghal Mohamad discusses benign paroxysmal vertigo involving multiple canals and includes a video demonstrating right mixed posterior and horizontal canal BPPV nystagmus on right Dix-Hallpike test.

The Case for Diagnostic Audiology: Is Anyone Listening?

Glynnis Tidball tells us why audiolgists need to be active clinical and academic partners in the education of physicians and others working in the health sciences.

Hearing Aid Analyzers…Factory Floor Testing as a Start

The hearing professional has to remember that the hearing aid is a complicated hardware device.  Many things could and do happen to affect the way that it operates.  Sometimes, only by running an objective test is a defect found in what otherwise seems to be a perfect hearing aid. Frye and Staab look at the advantages of hearing aid analyzers.

Volume 3

The Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT) – What Is It, Why You Should Care, and Some Tips to Help You Get Started

To help people who are just getting started using the video head impulse test (vHIT), Carolyn Falls’ article introduces the fundamentals of the test and tries to smooth out the learning curve.

The Case for Tablet Audiometry

Innovative thinkers recognized that the mobility and true portability of these tablet computers could be used to rethink the way audiometers are used. Composed of software, a tablet, and a set of calibrated headphones, a new evolution in audiometry is being realized.

SNR-Mate© A Useful, Effective, and Simple Test Lost to Time and Sound Card Changes

Wayne and Steve tell us the tale of the “SNR-Mate© A Useful, Effective, and Simple Test Lost to Time and Sound Card Changes.”

Treating Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPDs) among Children and Adults

In this issue, guest writer Jeanane M. Ferre, takes a look at “Treating Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPDs) among Children and Adults”