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The second edition of the JNA (Hearing National Day) took place on May 2nd 2018, to promote the necessity of considering the hearing health in quebeckers care system. This year, the awareness campaign took place under the theme of tinnitus and hyperacousis, and one provincial day of free of charge hearing screening was organized. In this respect, the JNA received a support of size, in the person of Valérie Plante, mayoress of Montreal. ” In metropolises as ours, the hearing is called out all the time and at several hours a day, sometimes excessively. Because we want a city in health, my administration agreed gladly to join to the activity of the Hearing National Day by welcoming its truck for the first time in busy public places of the Montreal city center. We invite the population to take advantage of this activity of screening and to take care of its hearing health “, declared the mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante.
On picture (left to right) : Sylvie Hébert, professor and researcher at School of Speech Pathology and Audiology of University of Montréal, Valérie Plante, mayoress of Montréal and G Savard, team JNA 2018.
Why we get songs stuck in our heads?
Having a catchy song which repeats in a loop or at intervals arrives frequently to people. Experts have a scientific term to describe the phenomenon: the involuntary musical imaging. To know more about it, listen to these two radio interviews tuned by Dre Sylvie Hébert, PhD, broadcasted on the waves of Radio-Canada Première, on August 24th, 2016:
Tinnitus : a ghost in the head!
March 30th, 2016
by Sylvie Hébert, PhD.
As part of the University of Montreal’s Beautiful Evenings, this conference approached the recent scientific knowledge on the hearing and not hearing factors (ex. emotionals factors) involved in tinnitus and presented practical advices to live better with these intrusive sounds.
An audio captation of the conference by Radio-Canada has been taken so that it’s possible to broadcast it on “Première PLUS“.
For more details, visit the “Belles Soirées” website.
Don’t miss the next episode of “Code Chastenay” broadcast on the waves of Télé-Québec. This week, eliminate the DEL blue light, the worst scientific errors and an interview with Sylvie Hébert, PH. D., entitled “Dépister les acouphènes “.
This episode will be diffused on Tuesday March 15th, 2016 at 7 pm, and replay on Wednesday March 16th at 11:30 am. Also, click here to watch the full episode online.
“Une cigale dans l’oreille”: the tinnitus nightmare
Extract of the Press release ” Great news for Acouphènes Québec “, published on June 8th, 2015.
May 23rd, 2015, during the annual General assembly, members of Acouphènes Quebec have elected representative Dre Sylvie Hébert as President d’ Acouphènes Québec. During her election, she wished that her mandate is centred on the revitalization, the development and the optimization of the Acouphènes Québec members services. She also wished to increase business relationships with the public and private bodies and other associations.
Dre Hébert can count on a experimented team : M. Ronald Choquette, 1st Vice-president, M. Alain Bédard, outgoing President and 2nd Vice-president, M. Normand Gour, Treasurer and secretary and MM Henri Bergeron, Louis Dufresne and Pierre Leblanc, administrators.
MENODYS and Univalor signs an exclusive agreement to develop and market a medical device targeting audiology and tinnitus objective evaluation.
MENODYS and Univalor, the valuation society of the University of Montreal, concluded an exclusive commercial agreement for a technology developed by the Dre Sylvie Hébert from the school of speech therapy and audiology of the University of Montreal.
This technology aims the objective determination of the frequency and the amplitude of tinnitus, an important and increasing health problem affecting more than 360 000 Canadians and 30 million Americans.
The agreement, being the second to arise between Univalor and MENODYS, will allow to accelerate the development and the marketing of a technology targeting a specific need. ” We are delighted at the idea of collaborating again with MENODYS who turned out to be a partner estimable in the marketing of innovations medical technologies sector”, explains Clermont Beaulieu, director in life sciences at Univalor.
” We are delights of this new agreement with Univalor, which confirms the place of our business model aiming the acceleration of innovations transfer and the marketing at the international level of medical technologies ” assert Richard Côté, executive vice-president at MENODYS.
MENODYS is a Canadian company specialized in the development, the marketing and the distribution of medical technologies. Www.menodys.com
Univalor is a valuation society of university research which is used to market the scientific discoveries and the technological innovations stemming from works of about 2600 researchers of the University of Montreal and its affiliated centres of health, from Polytechnic Montreal and of HEC Montreal. By creating links between the university and the business world, Univalor contribute to return more competitive companies, to generate incomes for the research, and, especially, to enrich the society. www.univalor.ca