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Moving forward for better communication for the Deaf and hard of hearing – Wavefront Centre

Now more than ever, guaranteeing accessibility and inclusion is a vital need for people of all abilities. The Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility in Vancouver, BC, is a model on to how to effectively address these issues and serve the...

Cochlear implant care for deaf children in Côte d’Ivoire

Deafness is a global public health problem. More than 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) live with hearing loss, and 430 million of them have disabling hearing loss, including 34 million children. In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly eight...

Otolith dysfunction in congenitally deaf adults

This paper helps to further define the profile of ocular and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (o and c VEMPs) in patients with congenital profound sensorineural hearing loss (PSHL). It highlights the prevalence of otolith (saccular and utricular) dysfunction that exists...

Celebrating deaf identity through art: the ‘Hearing Care for ALL’ Virtual Gallery Project

Dr Dalia Tsimpida tells us about the art initiative she created in the midst of the pandemic to promote ear and hearing care, and celebrate the vibrant and diverse world of deaf identity. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Vestibulo-ocular reflex and postural control in deaf children

The authors evaluated the impact of canal paresis detected by video head impulse test (vHIT) on postural control tested by platform posturography in children with sensorineural hearing loss. The study included 55 children (4-16 years old) with variable degrees of...

Deaf scholar is UK first

The first deaf scholar ever to achieve full professor status in the field of deaf studies and sign language studies in the UK has been announced at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

The Ewings and paediatric audiology

Medical historian, Laura Dawes, discusses how Irene and Alexander Ewing were instrumental in shaping paediatric audiology in the first half of the 20th century. Irene and Alexander Ewing were the power couple of audiology in the UK in the mid-20th...

Audiology In This Issue - Identity

Guest Section Editors Crystal Rolfe, BSc, MSc, Associate Director of Strategy - Health, RNID, UK. Teri Devine,Associate Director of Strategy - Inclusion and Employment, RNID, UK. What is deaf identity? There are many variables that impact on deaf identity, such...

Be who you needed when you were younger

Trainee audiologist, deaf England futsal player and deaf advocate Zara Musker discusses finding her own deaf identity: “It’s part of me but not all of me”. Am I an audiologist? A deaf England futsal player? An advocate for deaf individuals?...

Edith Whetnall’s contribution to ENT and audiology 1910-1965

Sue Archbold reviews the fascinating life of Edith Whetnall and traces her influence on audiology from the mid-20th century to today’s practices. It’s a pleasure to be asked to write about Edith Whetnall for this edition of ENT & Audiology...

In conversation with British actress and NDCS Ambassador, Rachel Shenton

Rachel Shenton, is a passionate advocate for the Deaf community and people with hearing loss. In this interview she explains why hearing loss is an issue so close to her heart. Rachel Shenton, Actress; Ambassador for the National Deaf Children’s...