SAC is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the Audiology Event this year, delivered as a series of webinars throughout May 2021. SAC has had to cancel holding the Audiology Event in-person due to the ongoing pandemic. This webinar series will include presentations originally developed for the in-person event. All webinars are complimentary for SAC members and associates, will be recorded and made available as webcasts in the SAC Webcast Library.
Registration deadline is May 6, 2021 - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
On March 3, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the World Report on Hearing – an opportunity for civil society to globally unite to advocate for “hearing care for all.” Hearing is critical across the lifespan – a necessary part of normal childhood development, productivity and retention in the workplace, and successful aging. The recent Lancet Commission for Dementia demonstrates that hearing loss in mid-life is the single biggest potentially modifiable risk factor associated with dementia in later life (Livingstone et al., 2020). Nonetheless, hearing loss is often...Read More
Registration deadline is May 11, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. (ET)
At this age of Internet of Things (IoT), wearables are now everywhere, eventually now reaching our ear canals. The research team from the “NSERC-EERS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technologies (CRITIAS)” led by Professor Jérémie Voix has been actively developing various in-ear technologies designed to complement the human ear: from “smart” hearing protection against industrial noise, to advanced communication systems, to hearing health monitoring devices using otoacoustic emission to in-ear Brain Computer Interface...Read More
Registration deadline is May 13, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Leveraging data from hearing clinics across Canada, this webinar summarizes the lessons learned in 2020 to maintain and grow sales during times of uncertainty. Learn how to identify the marketing opportunities that are most effective for hearing clinics – and which ones you can ignore...Read More
Registration deadline is May 19, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. (ET)
Dr. Carrie Bourassa is the Nominated Principal Investigator of Morning Star Lodge, an Indigenous Health Research Lab committed to creating supportive environments through engaging in healthy, reciprocal and respectful relationships with Indigenous Communities. She will touch on the individual level and the broader picture of population health in an era of COVID-19, Indigenous resiliency, the significance of cultural continuity and the opportunities for growth and betterment of healthcare providers serving Indigenous Peoples...Read More
Registration deadline is May 19, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. (ET)
The WHO estimates that 466 million people have disabling hearing loss and of these, 34 million are children. In countries like Guatemala, there is only one audiologist; in Honduras, there are none. Inequitable access to hearing care presents a critical challenge that must be urgently addressed through capacity-building and empowerment of communities to create locally-owned hearing care solutions...Read More
Registration deadline is May 20, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
This webinar will provide an overview of the challenges faced by clinical audiologists when working with older clients who may also be experiencing cognitive changes due to aging or age-related neurological conditions like dementia and how cognitive screening may help to inform best practice for assessment and management of older adults with cognitive loss...Read More
Registration deadline is May 25, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. (ET)
This lecture will focus on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) which was endorsed by the WHO in 2001. The ICF is a conceptual model and a classification system for health issues including impairment, activity, participation and environmental and personal contextual factors as components of functioning...Read More
Registration deadline is May 27, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Human beings are profoundly social animals and social behavior unique to humans typically pivots on the ability to use language to communicate. One important type of information carried in a speech signal is the talker’s emotional state. To date, little is known both about the consequences of hearing loss on emotion perception and the experience of listening to speech that contains vocal emotion when using hearing aids. This presentation will provide a broad overview of research findings and methodologies used in emotion research and that are relevant for audiology. It will also describe research from the literature (and our own lab) that investigates...Read More
SAC is pleased to offer The SAC Audiology Event 2021 (delivered as a series of webinars in May) to non-members for $336 (CDN) for the entire series.
The registration fee includes SAC membership for the remainder of 2021. This membership will provide access to our full suite of Professional Development live webinars and recorded webcasts, including the recorded Audiology Event series. The SAC webcast library has over 175 recorded webcasts. Following The Audiology Event, an additional nine live webinars are scheduled to occur for the remainder of the year (until December 2021).
For non-member registration, please click here