Health is a fundamental human right and access to quality healthcare means reducing barriers for people living with hearing loss.

Lyndsay Bozec from Clayton Park
Audiology & Hearing Aid Centre next to a new
LA-90 counter hearing loop with amplified handset.

Research shows that hearing loss can hurt clinical communication in hospital and clinical settings. Failures in clinical communication are the leading cause of medical errors. Barriers to communication in clinical settings include background noise, distance, medical professionals wearing masks, reception desks with plexiglass, and poor room acoustics. That is why Clayton Park Audiology & Hearing Aid Centre decided to work with Accessible Hearing Solutions to use assistive listening technologies to improve their clinical setting to allow for better communication and reduced listening effort for their patients.

Recently, AHS worked with Lyndsay Bozec, Audiologist and owner of Clayton Park Audiology & Hearing Aid Centre. Lyndsay purchased a counter hearing loop for her reception desk, acoustic panelling to improve room acoustics, and a Phonak Sound Field system. The hearing loop allows for improved access one-on-one when counselling in-clinic by offering an amplified assistive listener. The sound field system will provide hearing accessibility during presentations about hearing health in her community by amplifying her voice and enabling participants to directly connect to the sound system with their hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Clayton Park Audiology & Hearing Aid Centre is leading the way in Nova Scotia by providing accessible health care for people living with hearing loss.

Lyndsay shared, “both congenital and acquired hearing loss runs in my family and so my passion for hearing accessibility is both personal and professional. Our clinic is thrilled to be able to offer patients both in the clinic and community assistive listening devices that can help break some of their communication barriers.”

Accessibility is about creating communities, workplaces, and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. Let’s work together to make our communities more inclusive.

For more information about how you can improve accessibility for people living with hearing loss in your community or health care clinic in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, contact Accessible Hearing Solutions at info@accessyourhearing.com or check out our website at www.accessyourhearing.com.

About Accessible Hearing Solutions

Accessible Hearing Solutions (AHS) is owned and operated by two audiologists, Dr. Janine Verge and Duncan Floyd. Our president, Janine, is very passionate about accessibility having been hard of hearing since childhood.

AHS designs and installs hearing loops, FM/DM systems, and counter loop systems to reduce barriers for the one in five people living with hearing loss in our community.  The home base for AHS is Nova Scotia with services to New Brunswick as well.  We help organizations, businesses, municipalities, and federal government offices meet Rick Hansen certification,  national building codes, and federal and provincial accessibility laws.