In The Community
The Advanced group of clinics/Rodney Taylor is an active supporter of numerous community initiatives. We have provided funding and/or guidance to different national and international organizations such as the National Arts Centre (Corporate Sponsor), the Canadian Foundation for Animal Assisted Support Services, Bruce House, Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs, the Canadian Tinnitus Association, Hear The World, the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, the Ottawa Food Bank, Pouch Cove Foundation, The Leprosy Mission Canada, The Sierra Leone Children School Supplies Project, World Wildlife Fund, Canadian Red Cross, and the Humane Society, to name a few.
Our Audiologists continue to provide guidance, support and advice to many different associations and organizations, for example, the working advisory panel for the provision of FM systems through the Ontario Ministry of Health, and the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) Practice Standards. Advanced Hearing Aid Clinic has provided ongoing training courses for Physicians in the Ottawa and surrounding area (Annual Refresher Courses-Physician Continuing Education/Ottawa Hospital-Civic Campus).
Rodney Taylor continues to be involved in various professional associations, providing guidance and expertise with respect to hearing health care. In May of 2008, an article in the Ottawa Sun regarding “Noisy Toys” (an interview with Rodney Taylor and Caryn Bursch) was instrumental in changing laws regarding acceptable noise levels for toys sold in Canada. Rodney has done several interviews in the past with CBC’s “Health Beat” and CTV’s W5 on hearing health related issues. His advertising efforts have awarded him the TVB Award winner for best produced commercial in Canada, in addition to the best overall professional/marketing television commercial. Advanced Hearing Aid Clinic was presented with an Appreciation Award from the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) n recognition of contributions made to the Association and for strengthening our professions through participation and efforts in the filming of CASLPA’s Public Service Announcement.
Rodney has been on the advisory board with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Canada and has provided input into Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario as an advocate for the people they represent and insure.
Rodney has also been involved with many organizations that provide hearing aids to developing countries such as the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Heart of the Village. In 2005, he was recognized for his efforts and dedication to this cause. To assist in this endeavor, all of our locations will accept used/older hearing aids, which are repaired and remade for disadvantaged hearing-impaired adults and children of developing countries.
Advanced Hearing Clinics continue to offer placements to student Audiologists for many universities throughout Canada and the United States. We recognize the importance of providing such placements. As Doctoral level Audiologists make up the staff of the Advanced Group of Clinics, we offer services that are unique and seldom offered in other audiology clinics. A student’s exposure to the entire scope of practice of Audiology makes for better clinicians and enhances autonomy in Audiology.
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