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Volume 8

Spotlight on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Canadian University Audiology Programs

Within our society, universities play an important role in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. While progress has been made over the past few decades, Universities Canada recognizes that more can and must be done to truly achieve inclusive excellence.

Stay Connected

May is hearing and speech month. What better time to consider how you can make your phone and video calling more accessible for yourself or other people living with hearing loss!

Using Speech-to-Text Automatic Speech Recognition Software to Improve Accessibility in Audiology Practice

In-person communication barriers can exist during all points of contact during a hearing test appointment. This article gives some examples of at-risk populations that may require additional communication strategies and how to help.

Volume 7

Striking the Right Balance – Attention all Vestibular and Pediatric Audiologists: This is Your Next Must Read!

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Janine Verge, AuD reviews a new edition of a clinical textbook that focuses on pediatric vestibular and balance disorders.

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.

Can You Hear Me in the Back? The Answer is No!

Janine Verge shares her top 5 reasons to always use a microphone when public speaking.

Volume 6

Issues in Accessibility – Current Accessibility Strategies in Audiology Practice: A Review of the 2019 CAA Accessibility Survey Results

Accessibility is about creating communities, workplaces, and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers – this includes audiology clinics. With the adoption of Provincial accessibility legislation (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario) and the federal Accessible Canada Act, there is now greater support to create accessible environments in Canada. This takes the onus…

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.

Use of the Person-Environment-Occupation Model as an Analytic Tool for Audiology, Occupational Therapy, and Workplaces in Generating Solutions to Support Workers with Hearing Loss Succeed at Work

A variety of disciplines, including OT, occupational science, audiology, SLP, and rehabilitation science have been working to advance more inclusive practices for workers with hearing loss.