- Published on 08 February 2013
It all began in Saint-Georges de Beauce in 2002, when Lobe Santé auditive et communication, a unique provincial network of multidisciplinary clinics for hearing health, was created. Knowing that 15% of the Canadian population currently suffers from varying degrees of hearing loss and that, of them, 75% are doing nothing to correct the problem—citing a wide range of reasons, from a lack of information or knowledge of the steps to take to service accessibility—the value of developing comprehensive hearing health services becomes clear. These are precisely the reasons why Lobe Santé auditive et communication clinics were created. This comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach invites all professionals in the field of hearing health and communications to practice within the same professional environment. These professionals include:
• ENT doctors – ear, nose and throat specialists
• Audiologists – handle hearing tests, auditory processing disorders, tinnitus, etc.
• Speech-language pathologists – responsible for language and speech disorders
• Audioprosthetists – responsible for hearing correction
• Specialized educators, in collaboration with audioprosthetists – help those suffering from varying degrees of hearing loss with aural rehabilitation and adaptationTen years later, Lobe Santé auditive et communication has some 30 clinics located across the province, and this number is growing each year to meet the needs of the population. Ten years later, Lobe Santé auditive et communication has opened a new clinic in Drummondville, with spacious offices to house cutting-edge equipment, creating an ultra modern clinic where professionals can provide the highest quality service to patients. To mark this happy occasion, the new Drummondville clinic was inaugurated last November, with plenty of guests joining in the festivities. To conclude, we invite the public to visit www.lobe.ca to learn more about your hearing health.