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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

Better Speech and Hearing Month is here! Every year, the month of May is dedicated to raising public awareness about communication and swallowing health. This year, we are launching a social media campaign to educate British Columbians on the important role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. We encourage you to help us spread awareness by…
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Maximum Hourly Billing Rate Increase for School-Aged Extended Therapies

Maximum Hourly Billing Rate Increase for School Aged Extended Therapies The Government of British Columbia has announced a change in billing rate for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Effective April 1st, the maximum hourly billing rate for SLPs have increased from $80 to $160 per hour to a maximum of $5760 per 12-month period.…
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Official Statement from Speech and Hearing BC (SHBC) FDA Releases Final Rule for OTC Hearing Aids

On August 16, 2022, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final rule for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. This historic rule established a new regulatory category for OTC hearing aids by allowing direct purchases from stores and online retailers without needing an audiologist’s medical exam or audiological evaluation, prescription, or verification. While…
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Early Bird Deadline September 19 for Virtual Conference

Don’t miss the early bird registration deadline of September 19th to register for the 2022 Speech and Hearing BC Virtual Conference. Click here for the registration link and conference information including sessions and presenters.  
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Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering comes to Montreal

The Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering (JWCSC) is taking place in Montreal (Canada) from May 27 to 30, 2022. The Congress provides a great opportunity for Canadian speech-language pathologists to share and acquire additional knowledge and insights about stuttering and cluttering, and to network with professionals and students from around the world. To…
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