What If Audiologists Didn’t Dispense Hearing Aids? A Comparison Between Québec and Ontario

At one time, audiologists were limited in their activities to testing hearing and prescribing—but not dispensing—hearing aids. What if we could go back before June 1978 and see what the field of audiology might be like if the fork in the road that led to the dispensing of hearing aids was never taken by the profession? The contrast between dispensing models in Quebec and Ontario provide some possible insights into what that “alternate future” might look like.