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Perspectives on audiology training and education in Canada and New Zealand

In this Trainee Matters we look at audiology training in two different locations from around the world, Canada and New Zealand. Marshall Chasin gives us an overview of the education system in Canada, while Amy Arrowsmith explains the history of...

Infant hearing loss impacts spoken language development: identify and intervene early

Early hearing detection and intervention programmes have been implemented in many countries across the globe, but why are these programmes so important and how are our Canadian colleagues managing this process? The consequences of being born with a permanent hearing...

AUDIOLOGY - In conversation with Gurjit Singh

Alex Griffiths-Brown chats with Dr Gurjit Singh about his career so far, aims for his time as President of the Canadian Academy of Audiology and his recently developed admiration for Andre Agassi… Dr Gurjit Singh. Tell us about your background,...

ENT in this issue...IFOS Vancouver

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us great concern for the health and safety of our patients, communities and colleagues around the world. Although we continue to plan for IFOS 2021 in Vancouver, Canada, at this time, we must plan for...

Delays in oral cancer

This is a review from Canada where they attempt to relate delays in oral cancer presentation to treatment and the impact on stage, diagnosis and survival. They recognise that potentially the most significant delay is between the patient first noticing...

First Manchester Skull Base Surgery Course 2017

News from Gordon Tsang, Otology and Neurotology Fellow, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada  

Across the pond: a tale of two fellowships

Where in the world is Halifax? Many outside of Canada have never heard of the Maritime Canadian town of Halifax. Before leaving to start a year-long fellowship there, we both had to answer many questions from family and friends about...

Impaired vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain correlates with hearing loss in vestibular schwannoma

The lack of correlation between the size of vestibular schwannoma (VS) and degree of hearing loss and vestibular function tests is well known. In this retrospective study, the focus was on the correlation between VOR gain of semicircular canal function,...

APON (Asia-Pacific Otology and Neurotology) Conference 2018

Report by Simon Carr, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada, and Paninee Charusripan, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand This year, the 8th...

TWJ Fellowship – Toronto 2015: Endoscopic Ear Surgery

The Thomas Wickham Jones (TWJ) Foundation is a charitable trust with the aim of helping patients with deafness overcome their disability. Striving to achieve this goal they provide educational grants to otolaryngologists and other related audiological professionals working within the...

Sinonasal inverting papilloma: who is at risk of recurrence?

This study from a tertiary sinus surgery unit, describes some useful information in the follow-up of sinonasal inverted papilloma patients - in particular those likely to recur - and discusses the optimal staging systems to use to attempt to predict...

The SAC Audiology Event

Report by: Grace Shyng, Interim Executive Director and Registered Audiologist, Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vancouver, BC. The 2019 SAC Audiology Event in Montreal brought audiologists, hearing health professionals and researchers from across Canada and internationally...