Evaluation of aided and unaided auditory functions for royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) members

Authors

  • Véronique Vaillancourt Audiology and SLP Program, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON KlH 8M5, Canada
  • Chantal Laroche Audiology and SLP Program, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON KlH 8M5, Canada
  • Christian Giguère Audiology and SLP Program, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON KlH 8M5, Canada
  • Marc-André Beaulieu Occupational Health and Safety Branch, RCMP, 295 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON K1A OR2, Canada
  • Jean-Pierre Legault Occupational Health and Safety Branch, RCMP, 295 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON K1A OR2, Canada

Keywords:

Audition, Hearing aids, Health policy, Hearing aid, Hearing threshold, Primary objective

Abstract

A study was conducted to report on the functional assessment of 57 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members. These members were facing operational restrictions due to hearing thresholds exceeding existing health policy criteria. The primary objective of the assessment was to assist RCMP in making better decisions regarding fitness-to-work in members wearing hearing aids before establishing new hearing criteria. Another objective was to verify that hearing aids had the potential to improve performance of these members, allowing them to carry out auditory functions required to perform their job safely. Members were first required to consult their audiologist to ensure proper hearing aid fit and function and to gather relevant information through a questionnaire.

Published

2009-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Vaillancourt V, Laroche C, Giguère C, Beaulieu M-A, Legault J-P. Evaluation of aided and unaided auditory functions for royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) members. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2009Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.19];37(3):128-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2167

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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