This unpublished story was written by Michael Currie on about 1 July 2001.

HALIFAX — Canada’s most famous Audiologist, relaxing in the new coastal bungalow that is his home just outside Halifax, still remembers his early days when nearly all audiologists worked in hospitals. “In 1978, private practise in Audiology was unheard of.”

After eight years working for the government health care system in Ontario, disappointment with the way care was being provided in the public hospitals, coupled with the allure of having the freedom to do what he wanted, compelled Dr. Donald Hood go on his own. …

Michael Currie

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