On May 11, the Hon. senator Terry Mercer gave a statement recognizing Speech and Hearing Month in the Senate. Senator Mercer wears hearing aids and spoke about how communication health professionals had improved his life. “Honourable senators, too often we take for granted things like hearing, speech and sight. The efforts and support of the […]
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Communication disorders affect people of all ages, but older adults are particularly at risk of developing speech, language, swallowing, hearing and other auditory and balance disorders. To highlight the prevalence of communication and hearing disorders among seniors, SAC wrote an article about communication health and aging. The Canadian Geriatric Society published the article in its peer-reviewed journal […]
Douglas Bing, a member of the legislative assembly in British Columbia and representative for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, spoke about speech-language pathologists and audiologists in recognition of Speech and Hearing Month! Watch his speech here.
Each issue of Good Times, a magazine for seniors in Canada, includes a health feature. For May 2016 Good Times published an article about preventing falls in people aged 65 or older. In the article, author Wendy Haaf discusses the importance of our balance system and chats with relevant health professionals, including audiologist and SAC […]
We want to hear about the impact that speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants have had on the lives of their patients and clients. To that end, the Pan-Canadian Alliance of speech-language pathology and audiology associations (which includes SAC) has developed a new #maymonthstories campaign! Watch the video below. For more information about this […]
Speech and Hearing Month is here! This year, SAC will continue to raise awareness about communication health professionals and the critical role they play in assessing and treating communication disorders. We've created new resources about vestibular disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, tinnitus and language and literacy. We will also continue to highlight the importance of early identification and […]
The SAC Speech and Hearing Month Kids' Contest is back for another year! We want to know how you think communication health professionals help us speak well, hear well and live well. We invite children aged 11 and under to submit artwork or a piece of writing, while we encourage kids between the ages of 12 – […]