While October is usually associated with beautiful fall colours, pumpkin flavoured coffee and Halloween, it is also an opportunity to celebrate National Audiology Awareness Month!
As audiologists, we are constantly reminded of how hearing loss can negatively affect communication between individuals and their connections to society. The work we do and the services we provide are essential to helping those who may feel isolated at home, behind in school or are suffering in silence.
October is our opportunity to promote what we do as audiologists! During this month, think about how you can advance the awareness of audiology to those around you. Could you give a talk on noise and hearing protection at a local elementary school? Can you schedule a lunch with a local clinic to discuss the prevalence of ear infections at this time of year? Have you contacted your local MLA or MP to stress the importance of supporting audiology services in our communities?
To aid in your efforts, CAA has provided a number of tools posted to our website
- CAA presentation to Family Practitioners on hearing loss and the role of Audiologists
- Call to Action Hearing Loss – Poster #1
- Call to Action Hearing Loss – Poster #2
We hope these materials will help you promote Audiology during October and beyond.
Best of luck and enjoy Audiology Awareness month!