Hearing Loss & Dementia: Understanding & Advancing Hearing Health Equity among Persons Living with Dementia

Sensory health and cognitive impairment, including dementia, stand at the intersection of two major public health challenges. Sensory impairments are among the most common and disabling comorbidities among individuals aging with cognitive impairment yet frequently go unrecognized and unaddressed. Among sensory impairments, hearing loss is one of the most common comorbidities among persons with dementia. […]

Audiology Eras Tour

The professional field of Audiology emerged after WWII, when veterans returned with symptoms of noise-induced hearing loss. This prompted the development of standardized hearing assessment and rehabilitation procedures, eventually leading to formal university training programs in audiology. In those days, audiologists worked primarily out of ENT clinics and hospitals. Today, the field of audiology has […]

Advanced Hearing Aid Verification: New Technologies for Best Practices

Modern hearing aid verification includes more than just fitting to targets. Starting from best practices for the basics, I’ll discuss new development for achieving and measuring speech audibility in quiet, along with the background evidence for continued use of this as a best practice. However, we’ll also explore other uses of hearing aid analyzers and […]

Accessibility for Canadians with Hearing Loss

People with hearing loss face significant challenges communicating and accessing information. This presentation will discuss existing Canadian federal and provincial legislation (e.g., Human Rights Codes, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) designed to improve access for people with disabilities including hearing loss. Areas in which improvements have been made will be highlighted; however, there remain […]

Charting Your Course: Essential Steps for Launching a Successful Audiology Practice

So you think you want to open your own independent audiology private practice? There are many things to consider before embarking on this exciting venture, including finding a location, equipment, staffing, business plan, marketing, range of services, while positioning yourself against the competition. There are endless tasks to check off your list, and it can […]

From Concepts to Collaboration: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities for Audiologists in Primary Care Teams

Alongside the “Beyond Silos” and “From Words to Wellness” presentations, this session stems from the Canadian Workforce Solutions Program to explore the perspectives of audiologists in navigating comprehensive interprofessional primary care (CIPC) teams. Data will be presented from a Concept Mapping study, providing an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by audiologists and […]

Challenges and Successes of Today’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Hearing technologies, newborn hearing screening and changes in educational philosophy have produced paradigmatic changes for deaf and hard of hearing students at school over the past 25 years. What does this look like in practice though? This seminar will describe models of service delivery, outcomes, and technology available for students, and will provide a forum […]