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Hearing healthcare in India

With a population of more than a billion people, and an estimated prevalence of hearing loss of somewhere between 5.9% and 16.5%, depending on which definition you use, India has a significant number of hearing impaired individuals. They are served...

From India to Bonnie Scotland

Not many people know that one of the UK’s first cochlear implant surgeons was Raj Singh, OBE, an Indian immigrant whose passions for otology and technology led him to found the Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme, and the Help to Hear...

Audiology and speech language pathology programmes in India: an overview of education and career opportunities

This article is provided by Lalsa Shilpa Perepa, a Clinical Audiologist who started her audiology career in India. Audiology and speech language pathology (ASLP) courses in India are offered by various colleges and institutes that are affiliated with different universities...

A one-stop state of the art, non-profit healthcare facility in Pune, India

In 2001, a non-profit healthcare facility was founded in Pune India, providing low and middle income group patients with treatment, not only at a minimum cost, but of a quality which bears the stamp of approval by the Royal College...

All India Temporal Bone Workshop

AOICON 2020: 72nd Annual Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India

Report by: Dr Hetal Patel, Professor KEM Hospital Mumbai The 72nd Annual Conference of the Association Otolaryngologists of India was organised at Nagpur, India from 9-12 January 2020. The main feature of the conference was the live surgical workshop, which...

CIGICON 2019: The 17th Annual Conference of the Cochlear Implant Group of India

Reported by: Dr Swathi Vadlamani, Postdoctoral Fellow in Otology at Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru, India. The Cochlear implant Group of India (CIGI) is a growing conglomeration of professionals consisting of audiologists, otorhinolaryngologists and habilitationists who are devoted to the cause and...

Cochlear implantation in the developing world: perspectives from the Indian subcontinent

Cochlear implants are an expensive technology, yet profound hearing loss is far from a developed-world phenomenon. On the contrary, incidences of both congenital and acquired hearing losses are high in the developing world. This article explains how an initiative in...

Textbook of Laryngology

There have been dramatic advances in laryngology in recent years, reflected in a steady increase in published research and those regarding themselves as laryngologists. Published out of India, this book has brought together experts from the USA, Europe and the...

INDO-UK Head & Neck Cancer Update 2019

Report by: Dr Ruchima Dham, Senior Clinical Fellow, Madras ENT Research Foundation (MERF). The first Indo-UK Head and Neck Cancer Update was held in Chennai, India in conjunction with World Head and Neck Cancer Day. The theme of the meeting...

World Laryngology Summit 2017

Report by Mr Vasant Oswal, MB, MS, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Ed), DLO, DORL, Emeritus Consultant Otol. Head and Neck Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Cleveland, UK