Reports, Guidelines and Position Statements

Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force (CIHTF) Report Card

The Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force (CIHTF) has released their 2019 Report Card on the status of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs in Canada at a press conference on Parliament Hill. The 2019 EHDI Report Card exposes an alarming disparity in the hearing health services available to infants and children in Canada. The new report card also reveals that little has changed since the CIHTF’s 2014 EHDI Report Card, with Canada once again receiving an overall grade of “insufficient.” For a complete overview of these findings, please visit here.

Provincial and Territorial Results
While the CIHTF is pleased to report that Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon have improved from insufficient in 2014 to a sufficient grade in 2019, they are disappointed to report that more than half of the provinces and territories in Canada have received an insufficient grade. In the case of two provinces (New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island), their overall grade fell from sufficient in 2014 to insufficient in 2019. For more information about the grades and recommendations for each province and territory, please visit here.

  • Canadian Provincial and Territorial Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Programs 2016: Progress report
  • Les programmes de détection et d’intervention précoces des roubles auditifs (DIPTA) des provinces et territoires du Canada 2016: Rapport d’avancement
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) – Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force 2016: Position Statement
  • La détection et l’intervention précoces des troubles auditifs (DIPTA) – Groupe de travail canadien sur l’audition des nourrissons 2016: Énoncé de position
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention 2015: Report Card
  • En matière de détection et d’intervention précoces de l’audition 2015: Bulletin de rendement


CAA and SAC Federal Healthcare Partnership (FHP) May Meeting 2019

The Third party committee continues to meet biannually with DND, NIHB, RCMP and VAC in order to provide input into their programs to improve service to our mutual clients. We value any input you have concerning these programs.

2019 Meeting notes with the Federal Healthcare Partnership


Vestibular Assessment & Management for Canadian Audiologists: A Scoping Review

Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) are excited to announce the release of the Vestibular Assessment & Management for Canadian Audiologists: A Scoping Review.

* NOTE: The scoping review document and accompanying webinar do not represent a formal clinical practice guideline or a standard of practice. A scoping review is a document which summarizes some of the research findings in the literature and some of the commonly used practices.  It is not to be used as a regulatory document. 

CAA Members download the Vestibular Assessment


The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Guidelines

The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for clinicians managing patients with tinnitus.  The target audience is any clinician, including non-physicians, involved in managing these patients. Patients with tinnitus will often be evaluated by a variety of healthcare providers including primary care clinicians, specialty physicians, and non-physician providers such as audiologists and mental health professionals. The target patient population is limited to adults (18 years and older) with primary tinnitus that is persistent and bothersome.


Hearing Aids 

  • Direct to Consumer Sale of Hearing Aids 2016


Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Canadian Guidelines on Auditory Processing Disorder in Children and Adults: Assessment and Intervention 2012
  • Lignes directrices canadiennes relatives au trouble de traitement auditif chez les enfants et les adultes: évaluation et intervention 2012


Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

  • Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Audiology 2010