Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 153–155 | Cite as

Fitting Audiology Within the Population Health Perspective

  • Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
  • J. Cyne Topshee Johnston
  • Doug Angus
  • Andrée Durieux-Smith


The population health perspective has become increasingly apparent in the medical, public health, and policy literature. This article emphasizes the value of applying the population health perspective and associated frameworks to the rehabilitative sciences and particularly to the field of audiology. Key components of the population health perspective–including the determinants of health, the importance of evidence-based practice, and the value of transdisciplinarity–are used to illustrate the relevance of population health to the field of audiology. Using these key concepts from a population health framework and examples from audiology, the adoption of a population health perspective is proposed.

MeSH terms

Audiology public health evidence-based medicine interdisciplinary communication 


La perspective de santé des populations est devenue de plus en plus évidente dans la littérature médicale, en santé publique et en politiques de la santé. Cet article souligne l’importance d’utiliser la perspective de santé des populations et des cadres qui y sont associés, dans le domaine des sciences de la réadaptation et plus particulièrement en audiologie. Les éléments clés de la perspective santé des populations, tels les déterminants de la santé, l’importance de la pratique basée sur les preuves scientifiques et la valeur de la transdisciplinarité sont utilisés pour illustrer la pertinence de la santé des populations au domaine de l’audiologie. Les concepts clés émanant du cadre de la santé des populations sont utilisés et des exemples du domaine de l’audiologie, et l’adoption de cette perspective sont proposés.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  • J. Cyne Topshee Johnston
    • 1
  • Doug Angus
    • 1
  • Andrée Durieux-Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Population HealthUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of OttawaCanada

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