Making a positive difference in the lives of those with hearing impairment

A Voice of Our Own – The role of service and therapy dogs in practice

Written by Emily Roback

If you walk into my office, Ivey, my one-year-old Weimaraner – who is trained in hearing obedience, triathlon and performing fly ball tricks – could very well be the first to greet you! She is my hearing service dog. She is ready, at a moment’s notice, to not only run by my side and give me a sense of security and well-being while I’m in training for triathlons, but also to assist in the office when I’m treating patients. She is trained, among other things, to listen for the doorbell and for when visitors walk in and out of the clinic. Patients often comment on how comfortable they feel with Ivey in the waiting room – and that doesn’t surprise me. Read more..

Boomers benefit from hearing aids as they stay in the workforce longer

August 9, 2012

The changing demographics of today’s aging workforce require the attention of hearing healthcare professionals to help keep America’s workers as productive and successful as possible.

With the Great Recession, many people are staying in the workforce longer—well beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. In fact, the number of workers between the ages of 65 and 74—and even 75 and older—is soaring. Between 2006 and 2016, the number of workers in this mature age group is expected to jump by more than 80 percent.

BHI invites you to use and modify this recently released syndicated article to help promote your practice and make your local employers and employees aware of the services you offer. Healthy hearing on the job has never been so important—nor has the role of hearing healthcare professionals. Thank you for participating in the effort! Read more..

Co-Sponsoring a book, “A Silent Cheer!”

Dr. Emily Roback, B.Sc., D.C.A new venture The Loss Hearing Clinic is excited to be undertaking this summer — along with Iron Mountain Chiropractic – is co-sponsoring the publication of the award winning, non-fiction manuscript “A Silent Cheer!”

Authors, Dr. Emily Roback and Faye Roback-Jones have chronicled the often challenging life experiences facing our heroine, a young Canadian girl diagnosed as being profoundly hearing-impaired while growing up in Alberta. Despite the complexities of her environment and family dynamics, financial struggles and having to fight for every forward step she takes, she and her mother rise to the challenges life hurls at them.

Join us as we celebrate the next step in the development of this manuscript. The book is expected to be released August 2012.