Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent disabilities worldwide. The World Health Organization indicates that over 5% of the world’s population has a disabling hearing loss. In Canada and the US, it is estimated that over 48 million or 20.3% of individuals over 12 years of age suffer from a hearing loss in either one or both ears.
Salima Jiwani, Ph.D., Reg. CASLPO
Hearing & Balance Expert
Salima Jiwani (Ph.D.) is the founder/president and lead audiologist at AudioSense, a Hearing and Balance clinic located in Yorkville, Toronto. Salima provides her patients with industry-leading treatment and rehabilitation services by leveraging her clinical, research and industry experience. AudioSense is an audiology clinic that takes a comprehensive approach to the treatment of audiological impairments for children and adults. The approach, at AudioSense, is to provide evidence-based clinical care for hearing and balance services in order to take a proactive rather than reactive approach to audiological health-care.
Prior to working at AudioSense, Salima was a Clinical Territory Manager for Cochlear Canada Inc., where she provided training and clinical support to audiologists working with bone anchored hearing solutions and cochlear implants throughout Eastern Canada. She earned her Ph.D. in Auditory Neurophysiology with the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto in 2014. She completed her Doctoral work at the Cochlear Implant Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where she worked with children and adolescents who are deaf and have used a cochlear implant to hear for most of their lives. She used novel imaging tools to map the brain regions and networks that are activated by sound in cochlear implant users over the long-term. Prior to this, she received her Audiology degree from Dalhousie University, where she completed a Master's thesis concurrently with her clinical degree, working with adults suffering from Vestibular Schwannomas. Outside of work hours, she is an advocate for the profession of audiology as President-Elect of the Canadian Academy of Audiology and she chairs the Science and Education committee and Translation committee of the organization. In these roles, she encourages clinical research in her field to elevate the profession, give audiologists a voice, and promote optimal audiological health care for all patients.
Visit Salima's website www.audiosense.ca