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Toward LGBTQIA+ Cultural Competence



Toward LGBTQIA+ Cultural Competence

Western University’s Steve Jones gives us some wonderful insight on becoming more sensitive to the needs of patients and clients in “Toward LGBTQIA+ Cultural Competence.”

Unraveling the Mystery of Hair Cell Death from Noise

As we learn more about the mechanisms of cochlear cell death, we will have the opportunity to intervene and prevent NIHL. The future will be exciting for audiology as we potentially become involved in administering antioxidant therapies in advance of noise exposure or preventing the cascade of events that lead to ROS formulation, cochlear cell death, and NIHL post exposure.

The Way I Hear It – The Book!

Our wonderful columnist Gael Hannan has a new book called The Way I Hear It. Read all about it in this issue.

New Australian Initiative Puts the Spotlight on Personal Leisure Noise Risk

In our second submission from our new friends Down Under, we learn more about HEARsmart, led by the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), and how they are making more people aware of dangerous leisure noise exposure and the actions that can be taken to avoid it.

Eriksholm Research Centre – A World-Class Research Facility Located in Denmark

Located 35 km north of Copenhagen – and 50 km away from Oticon’s headquarters – you find Eriksholm Research Centre. Bo Westergard speaks with Uwe Hermann, the senior director of Eriksholm Research Centre, about how their researchers make audiological discoveries with the potential to provide significant end-user benefits in future hearing care.

Student Poster Presentations

In this issue, we are proud to present two Student Poster Presentations from the 2014 CAA Conference. In this issue we give you, Kayla Danino’s “Concussions and Permanent Hearing Loss,” and Brendan MacDonald’s “ECoG as a Monitoring Tool for Meniere’s Disease.”


The Wired Audiologist

Peter give us some insight into a particular issue faced by people with hearing loss in his latest column entry called, “Names…My Greatest Nightmare.”

Other People's Ideas

Courtesy of our friends at, Calvin Staples illustrates how clinicians can best serve their patients by keeping on top of the latest advances in pharmacology.

The Way I Hear It

Gael Hannan give us the wonderful lowdown on what it’s really like during an intimate gathering of 150 people with hearing loss at the recent CHHA Conference in Halifax.

Striking the Right Balance

In this issue’s installment, Dr. Neil Bailie gives us an update on Meniere’s disease.


Class is in session as Wayne Staab gives us some Hearing Testing History on the Western Electric 2-A Audiometer.

Stories from Our Past

George J Frye muses that evolution can occur that has little effect on the outward appearance of the object. While this involves operator interface features of an instrument rather than its inner workings, does this apply to instruments used in audiology?

Noisy Notes

With kind permission from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, we are pleased to reprint their terrific article, “Reducing the Risk of Hearing Disorders among Musicians.”

From the Centre Out

Kim Tillery returns to From the Centre Out for this issue and shares “Some Interesting Cases in APD Evaluations.”

Back to Basics

Inspired by a recently purchased home theatre system, Marshall Chasin uses his audiology training to deduce which was the AM antenna and which was the FM.
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