Meet some of the Nova Scotians whose lives have been changed by reconnecting with loved ones and the world around them.
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year there are close to 17,000 brain injuries in Nova Scotia. At HSNS, our staff of SLPs, audiologists and CDTs are trained to help people who have suffered brain injuries with their communication, hearing, and swallowing needs.
Have you ever stopped to think about what is needed to hear and understand a spoken question from a loved one or a teacher? Or what needs to happen in order to respond? How about how your balance system works to keep you walking in a straight line?
Every year, hearing and speech professionals around the world dedicate the month of May to raising awareness about communication challenges and highlighting the importance of early detection and intervention.
When Beth Roberts, Speech-Language Pathologist at HSNS in Middleton noticed that many families involved in the Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting Program were faced with barriers to accessing services, she decided to investigate the cause.