As people age, they will naturally encounter some form of hearing loss. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder (NIDCD) estimates that 50 percent of people aged 70 and older suffer from disabling hearing loss
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Auditory Screening Tool Finds Permanent Home at Bruyère
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.
SHOEBOX Volunteer Day with Bruyère
How do you change the world? We believe change happens one day at a time, one person at a time. We can’t solve every problem out there, but something that we can do, here at SHOEBOX, is test people’s hearing.
SHOEBOX Audiometry Founder Dr. Matthew Bromwich Presents $150,000 Donation to CHEO
Dr. Matthew Bromwich founded SHOEBOX Ltd. based on a vision. The Pediatric Otolaryngologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) wanted to improve access to hearing care for patients living in remote and underserved regions and elevate research in hearing health. It was this that served as the inspiration for SHOEBOX Audiometry, the product that he invented.
The Impact of Ototoxicants in Hearing Conservation Programs
Millions of workers are exposed to potentially damaging levels of noise on a daily basis and, when uncontrolled, this noise can cause life-altering hearing damage. The same can be said about the chemical agents found in many workplaces. Significant research has been devoted to understanding the negative impact that ototoxic chemicals (known as ototoxicants) can have on one’s hearing and balance. As with unsafe noise levels, a well-designed hearing conservation program will protect workers against hearing health issues resulting from exposure to ototoxicants.
A New Milestone for SHOEBOX
Our company has reached an exciting milestone that we wish to share. Today we announced that we have entered into a strategic partnership with Sivantos, a global Audiology technology leader.