In 25 years, we've more than doubled our membership of professional audiologists and speech-language pathologists. That means increased access to quality care.
Today, we have 4,240 members - all of whom we hold to the highest standards, so you can get care you count on.
These days, hearing aids use advanced technology like Bluetooth so people can hear and communicate by connecting to their phone, computer, TV or watch.
As technology evolves, audiologists and speech-language pathologists stay up-to-date on advancements. By having your hearing aid prescribed and fitted by an audiologist, you’ll know you're getting the knowledge and skill of a regulated professional.
When we were founded in 1994, things were still pretty manual - you had to call the College and talk to someone to find out if an audiologist or speech-language pathologist was registered as a member enabling them to practice in Ontario.
Today, all that information is online, so you have instant access to details like audiologist or speech-language pathologist name, location, languages spoken, conduct history, populations they work with, whether they're authorized to practice, and if there are any restrictions on their practice.
As technology evolves, so do we!
25 years ago, people with hearing or speech difficulties could only call each other using a Teletypewriter (TTY) relay service, which allowed them to make and receive phone calls using text, assisted by a relay operator.
Today, people living with hearing loss can still use TTY, but they can also text, email and use the Bell Relay Service (BRS). That means less stigma, less isolation - and more great conversations. And we've improved accessibility within our own communications, too. Now all you have to do is click the blue button on our home page, and you'll be taken to our accessibility page. The accessibility section is designed for people who need help with literacy, information in other languages, and a better understanding of what we do. Here people can find key College documents in simple language, visual cues and accessible formats.
In 1994, speech-language pathologists were beginning to effectively treat swallowing disorders. But, since the College was founded in 1994, much has changed.
Today, speech-language pathologists are leaders in this type of care, and have the technology and the knowledge to access and treat swallowing disorders.
As treatments and technologies evolve, our role is to ensure speech-language pathologists keep current and meet the standards. It's how we help ensure professional, regulated care you can count on.
En 25 ans, nous avons plus que doublé le nombre d’audiologistes et d’orthophonistes qui sont membres de l’Ordre. Cela se traduit par un meilleur accès à des soins de qualité.
L’Ordre compte aujourd’hui 4 240 membres auxquels il impose des normes très strictes pour que vous puissiez obtenir des soins sur lesquels vous pouvez compter.
De nos jours, les appareils auditifs utilisent des technologies comme Bluetooth qui permettent d’entendre et de communiquer en se branchant à notre téléphone, ordinateur, télévision ou montre.
Au fur et à mesure que la technologie évolue, les audiologistes et orthophonistes se tiennent au courant des progrès réalisés.
Lorsque votre appareil auditif est prescrit et ajusté par un audiologiste, vous bénéficiez des connaissances et des compétences d’un professionnel de la santé réglementé.