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Auditory Screening Tool Finds Permanent Home at Bruyère

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Hearing Health, Hearing Services, SHOEBOX News

Audio permeates every moment of our lives, and the ability to hear can have a deep impact on our quality of life. It’s as simple as hearing the kettle go off, as pleasurable as catching music on the radio, and as crucial as hearing our doctors’ recommendations. That is why after a two month pilot, Bruyère has procured SHOEBOX Ltd’s QuickTest auditory screening tool for permanent implementation at the Élisabeth Bruyère and Saint-Vincent hospitals in Ottawa.

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The Hidden Power of an Effective Hearing Screening Test

Audiometry, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. Projections show that number growing to 900 million by 2050. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss can have significant effects on someone’s quality of life. Because hearing loss is not visible, people with hearing loss tend to ignore their difficulties, or may not recognize the early stages of hearing loss. 

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COVID-19: Safety Tips for Hearing Test Administrators

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

These are stressful and uncertain times. As we monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, everyone should be concerned with minimizing the spread of infection. Doing everything possible to best protect patients, coworkers, themselves and their families. We are all in this together, and the following information can help provide guidance on best practices as they pertain to infection control.

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