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MDT assessment of children and adults with implantable acoustic devices (IADs)

Abi Asher, Clinical Lead for the IAD programme in Cambridge describes how hearing care professionals work together to make the best recommendation for the patient, in turn helping navigate through the various devices now on offer. Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are...

How effective and safe is audiologist-led screening of acoustic neuroma in patients with asymmetrical hearing loss and unilateral tinnitus?

About two out of 100 patients presenting with asymmetric hearing and unilateral tinnitus have acoustic neuroma. The traditional method in which these patients first attend a clinician and then undergo screening through an MRI, can be expensive and prolong the...

A cost reducing protocol for magnetic resonance imaging in patients suspected to have acoustic neuroma

Magnetic resonance imaging is the ‘gold standard’ for screening patients suspected to have an acoustic neuroma. However, inappropriate referrals for imaging are not helpful, especially with the growing need to reduce costs. In this study the authors compared two audit...

Acoustic schwannoma regression post-Gamma Knife treatment

In this retrospective study the authors studied the optimal interval following radiosurgery for differentiating between true growth of tumour versus pseudoprogression using serial volumetric data. A total of 118 patients with a median tumour volume of 0.74cm3 at Gamma Knife...

A brief history of the acoustic ear trumpet and some collection favourites

If you think you know a thing or two about ear trumpets, I’d bet Michael Briggs knows more! In this fascinating article, he tells the history of the ear trumpet, as well as sharing some wonderful pictures from his Guiness...

Implanatable Acoustic Devices

Introduction to Sound - Acoustics for the Hearing and Speech Sciences Fourth Edition

The purpose of the text, now in its fourth edition, is to teach acoustics to those in the hearing and speech sciences. This can be a difficult goal because most students and clinicians do not have a physics background, so...

IAC Acoustics company celebrates 70 years of service

The IAC brand was founded back in 1949 by German engineer Martin Hirschorn who had a dream of reducing the noise associated with modern life. Over the last 70 years, IAC has changed form in many ways, but their vision has always...

Building sound: from Stonehenge to a Symphony Hall

Modern architecture can use scientific techniques to shape room acoustics and create great sounding places. Professor Trevor Cox discusses our ancestors’ understanding of the importance of building techniques to enhance acoustics from Stonehenge to a Symphony Hall. Going to an...

HearAdvisor’s scientific and consumer-friendly approach to evaluating hearing aids

An ageing population means more hearing aid users. The authors of this article describe their techniques for independently assessing prescription and over-the-counter hearing aids in an acoustic laboratory. As the role of consumers in the hearing aid purchasing decision continues...