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What happens to donated hearing aids?

According to the WHO, only 3% of people in developing countries who require hearing aids have one. Over the years many people, organisations and companies have donated old hearing aids to charities. Bhavisha Parmar, an audiologist who volunteered with Sound...

Audiology in this issue...Connected Health in Audiology: The Future of Hearing Healthcare

Melanie Ferguson, PhD, Head of Audiological Science, National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia. E: melanie.ferguson@nal.gov.au Twitter: @Mel_Ferguson1 Danielle Glista, PhD, Assistant Professor, The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University; National Centre for Audiology, Western University,...

Global health missions – not just for consultants. A guide for trainees.

Lulu Ritchie is a courageous and driven trainee in London, inspired by humanitarian missions but conscious of the usual requests for consultant level doctors. Lulu didn’t let that hold her back. She found a way and has kindly summarised her...

Tele-audiometry – a ShoeBOX solution

Access to hearing assessment is a global challenge. In relation to the global burden of hearing loss World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) recent estimate (2013) is that 360 million people in the world have disabling hearing impairment. Two-thirds of these people...

BACO International 2021

BACO 2021 – The first virtual experience Edited by Sheneen Meghji, ENT ST7 registrar, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. With nearly 500 recordings submitted to BACO and more than 300 speakers and presenters, BACO 2021 was one of the biggest...

In conversation with Paul Lamb

Paul Lamb recently joined a team undertaking a hearing care mission to Armenia with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Paul took time to discuss the aims and achievements of these missions through his personal experiences with the foundation. Paul Lamb. The...

ENT/AUDIOLOGY in this issue March/April 2020

Emma Stapleton, MBChB, FRCS (ORL-HNS), Consultant Otolaryngologist, Cochlear Implant and Skull Base Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK. E: emmastapleton@doctors.org.uk Twitter: @otolaryngolofox Martin O’ Driscoll, Consultant Clinical Scientist; Head of Audiology and Hearing Implants, Audiology (Hearing and Balance) Centre, Manchester Royal...

Allergy – what’s in a name?

Allergy is defined as an “abnormal immune reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance” [1], however the meaning of the word has taken many forms since its introduction in 1906 by Austrian Paediatrician and Immunologist, Clemens von Pirquet [2]. Combining his...

Global Ambassadors Highlights of the Year

Audiology, Indian Subcontinent, Krishna Yerraguntla Over 466-million people live with disabling hearing loss and global costs of unaddressed hearing loss is 750-billion international dollars. Thus, to alleviate the impact of hearing loss on lives of people, The World Hearing Day...

In conversation with Robin Youngs

Members of ENT UK (The British Association of Otolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons) have a long tradition of humanitarian work in countries in Africa and Asia (see article with Professor Davis Howard in previous issue for example). The ENT...

AAO-HNSF (American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery) Annual Meeting 2017

Premiering Tomorrow, Today was the theme that welcomed attendees from around the globe for the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, held in Chicago, Illinois, 10-13 September 2017.

OBITUARY: Alan Gibb (1919-2020)

Alan Gibb, who passed away on 5 September aged 101, was the Grand Old Man of British Otology. He slipped quietly away at home on Deeside from the long-term consequences of a stroke about two years ago, from which he...