We are developing an incredible program for The SAC Audiology Event. Be sure to check back often for the latest program updates!

Daily Schedule

Friday 05/10

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Day 1 Topics

  • Vestibular: Bedside Testing & Demonstrations.  
  • Audiologic Rehabilitation: Building Relationships between Audiologists and People with Hearing Problems
  • Over the Counter Hearing Aids & PSAPs - How Can Canadian Audiologists Prepare For the Future? 
  • Audiology & Advocacy: How to be a Change-Maker
  • New Evidence on Tinnitus
  • Hearing Accessibility: Recent Advances in Legislation and Policies
  • Marketing Audiology for Now & the Future
8:15 am - 9:15 am

How Can Audiology Remain Relevant for the Future of Hearing Health, Nationally and Globally?

KEYNOTE SESSION

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The impact of hearing loss in both adults and children often goes unrecognized by communities, policy makers, professionals and health care funders. However, hearing health is increasingly a topic of interest — particularly as the aging population grows. In 2017, the World Health Organisation launched global objectives of prevention, screening and identification and increased access to audiology services and current technology. Increasingly, hearing loss is being seen as a communication and public health issue, rather than a medical one, and one which is one of the biggest causes of disability in older age. 

Audiologists are key to moving services forward in challenging times as technology rapidly develops, as demand for patient-centered care increases and as financial challenges grow. This presentation will summarize the current initiatives in hearing care taking place globally, the evidence supporting them and it will suggest that audiology is highly relevant in influencing future policy and practice.

 

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Speaker

Sue Archbold

9:30 am - 12:15 pm

I Don’t Have a Vestibular Laboratory – What Can I Do to Evaluate a Patient With Dizziness and Imbalance?

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Dizziness is a common condition in the audiology clinic, but diagnostic testing is not always possible. Bedside evaluations can help detect vestibular deficits quickly and can be done without additional equipment or space. This course will provide participants with a set of quick questions to supplement your case history and a toolbox of bedside tests to improve your identification of vestibular disorders and aid in management of the dizzy patient.

Speaker

Jamie M. Bogle

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products: How Can Canadian Audiologists Prepare for the Future?

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Direct-to-consumer hearing devices have been on everyone’s lips recently. Are they a threat or an opportunity for audiologists and people with hearing loss? In this interview-style session, two experienced, successful and inspiring audiologists — Dr. Terence Miranda and Dr. Gyl Kasewurm — will share their valuable perspectives on the ever-changing landscape of audiology. They will open the debate on current and future forms of amplification and present their views on how to future-proof audiology for the benefit of people with hearing loss.
 

9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Topic: Audiologic Rehab

More information coming soon.

10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Topic: Advocacy & Audiology

More information coming soon.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic: Hearing Accessibility

More information coming soon.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic: Tinnitus

More information coming soon.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

How Can Marketing Tools Help Chart a Path Through The Ever-Changing Landscape of Audiology?

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Audiology practices are facing uncertainty in today’s environment — both in private practice and in publicly-funded clinics. How can you utilize marketing strategies to improve the visibility of your practice and emphasize the importance of audiology services in the health of our patients? Dr. Kasewurm will present a detailed marketing plan that is proven to work, including goal-setting and trailblazing new directions. She will also discuss how to use the patient experience to make your practice stand out from the crowd. Publicly-funded audiologists will also be able to implement the featured marketing principles to highlight the essential role of audiology within hospitals, school boards and government structures.

Speaker

Gyl Kasewurm

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm