Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Being Outside of the Box: Audiology in Northern Québec / Être hors des sentiers battus : l’audiologie dans le Nord du Québec

 
Author(s) Hannah Ayukawa
Andrea Makiuk Roy
Volume 38
Number 2
Year 2014
Page(s) 218-23
Language English
Category
Keywords Inuit
otitis
media
hearing
loss
Nunavik
Abstract The Inuit of today have a very high prevelance of hearing loss due mainly to otitis media and noise exposure. In Nunavik, (Northern Quebec, Canada) for more than twenty-five years, there has been a specialised audiology program which incorporates Inuit hearing specialists. We describe the extent of the hearing problems, some solutions adapted to the north, and the training and role of the Inuit hearing specialists.

Les Inuit ont aujourd’hui un taux élevé de prévalence de perte auditive due principalement à l’otite et à l’exposition aux médias et au bruit. Au Nunavik, (Nord du Québec, Canada), pendant plus de vingt-cinq ans, il y a eu un programme spécialisé en audiologie qui fait place à des spécialistes de l’ouïe qui sont Inuit eux-mêmes. Nous décrivons la portée des problèmes auditifs, quelques solutions adaptées au nord et la formation et le rôle des spécialistes audiologistes Inuit.
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Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/2014_CJSLPA_Vol_38/No_02/CJSLPA_Summer_2014_Vol_38_No_2_Paper_6_Ayukawa_Roy.pdf
 
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