Our two-fold focus for May Month 2017 is first to raise public awareness of the importance of getting your hearing tested. We will also support audiologists in their efforts to educate Family Practitioners on the importance of hearing health and the role of audiologists as a hearing healthcare providers.
1. Posters to Promote Hearing Health Management to the Public
Two posters are available to members of CAA to help support the message to be aware of changes in your hearing ability and to see an audiologist for hearing tests. We suggest that you send the file(s) to a local quick printer or stationery store for printing on the size of paper/stock indicated in file name.
CAA members download the Posters now.
2. The Role of Audiologists
This PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) is available to Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) members to use as a support to educate Family Practitioners on the role of Audiologists. It provides an ‘Audiology 101’ approach for the Family Practitioner to understanding hearing loss, evaluation, management and impact on health/quality of life. CAA members may download the PPT for use in their daily practice. Whether it helps facilitate a one on one meeting with local physicians or is used for a larger group presentation, we hope members find it beneficial in educating other professionals and generating referrals! The intent of this presentation is to educate Family Doctors all over Canada on how Audiologists play an integral part in the care of their patients.
CAA members download the PPT now.
May is Speech & Hearing Awareness Month. Every year, thousands of professionals involved with the treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders come together to participate in a public awareness campaign that encourages early detection and prevention of communication disorders, and seeks to increase the public’s sensitivity to the challenges faced by individuals experiencing them.