The hearScope

A revolutionary new otoscope is using artificial intelligence to dramatically improve access to ear and hearing care in South African outreach communities. Carolina Leal, spoke to Professor De Wet Swanepoel of the University of Pretoria about how his team developed...

Wireless bone conduction headphones – Aftershokz Wireless Trekz Titanium

Trekz Titanium wireless headphones claim to be the safest alternative to traditional sport headphones , delivering music through the cheekbones and leaving the ears free to hear all surrounding sounds. Designed with athletes in mind, Gareth Smith donned his running...

The SpeechVive: In conversation with inventor, Jessica Huber

Parkinson’s disease often results in a characteristically quiet voice. But a new device is offering hope to patients who are struggling to be heard. Jessica E Huber. Tell us, what is the SpeechVive? The SpeechVive is a wearable device designed...

Panetti Endoscopic Ear Instruments

Giuseppe Panetti is a renowned otologist and one of the forerunners of endoscopic ear surgery. One of his major contributions to ENT has been through designing bespoke equipment to assist in some of the challenges of operating endoscopically. In this...

A new clinical device to monitor nasal blockage

Chia-Hung Li, a Medical Device PhD student from University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Healthcare Engineering, is currently leading a PhD project to develop a clinical device to monitor nasal blockage. Jo Rimmer spoke to him about what he is...

Should human beings sleep in the prone position?

Are we poised for a ‘sleep prone’ campaign to reduce nocturnal apnoeas? Prof Armin Moniri presents a fascinating account of how sleeping position can affect obstructive sleep apnoea. Inspired by sleeping position of other mammals, a new mattress and pillow...

Bringing space science to balance and tinnitus

Jameel Muzaffar is a specialist registrar in ENT surgery in the West Midlands. His research interests include applications of imaging to ENT. Chris Coulson is a consultant otologist, particularly interested in the development of technological solutions. He is part of...

Take-home tinnitus care – Sound Relief App

Tinnitus is a condition that affects over 300 million people worldwide. Typically it manifests as a ringing or buzzing in the ears and while there is not yet a cure there are many ways for patients to manage their tinnitus....

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