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How can we assess children with complex needs?

In the early days of cochlear implantation, children with additional disorders were being excluded as poor candidates whereas today a large number of children with complex needs are being referred for cochlear implant assessment. However, the related problems include difficulties...

Radiological diagnosis of mastoiditis in patients screened for acoustic neuroma

Magnetic resonance imaging is the ‘gold standard’ for screening patients suspected to have acoustic neuroma. Various abnormalities are picked up through this investigation, one of which, not uncommonly reported, is mastoiditis. This requires referral to otolaryngology and further evaluation. In...

Speech in noise hearing difficulties

The phenomenon of speech understanding in noise in normal hearing people attracts the interest of researchers continuously. This study’s aim was to further explore the possible reasons behind these difficulties. The participants were 50 adults that reported having normal hearing...

The telemedicine genie is out of the bottle

Delivering healthcare interventions remotely is not a new concept. The authors of this article provide a brief history dating back to the 1930s, when the International Radio Medical Centre was established to transmit medical advice to global seafarers. In the...

Does Koos classification predict facial nerve dysfunction?

The Koos classification is a grading system used often for preoperative evaluation of acoustic tumours on imaging studies. It indirectly correlates to the size of the tumour. Size of the vestibular schwannoma is often considered the main determinant for hearing...

Cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss

Continuing our sub-theme of cochlear implantation candidacy, Richard Irving and Raghu Kumar review the principles and benefits of cochlear implantation in individuals who have an asymmetric hearing loss. It is well known that cochlear implantation improves auditory capacity, and in...

Cochlear Implants - Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices

This book aims to serve as a must-have resource for those in higher education in audiology and cochlear implant audiologists wanting to go the extra mile in their approach to maximise clinical outcomes for their patients. Jace Wolfe is a...

Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes – Second Edition

The second edition of Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment aims to become a point of reference for all professionals involved in assessing cochlear implant candidacy and interested in broadening their knowledge to maximise the hearing capabilities of their patients. This book...

In conversation with Professor Michal Luntz

Professor Michal Luntz is an Otologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, and Director of the Ear and Hearing Center in A.R.M, Assuta Tel Aviv, Israel. We caught up with her to hear about her life, her background, and her unique insight...

UKHCA Annual Conference

The much-anticipated UK Hearing Conservation Association (UKHCA) conference Listen Up 2022 was introduced by Clare Forshaw, Founder and Director, and endorsed by the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) as its US-based international equivalent which inspired this movement. The day was...

Lyric 24/7 hearing: could it help those with tinnitus?

About Lyric Hearing Since its launch in 2008, Lyric represents the first and only device of its kind establishing a new category of hearing solution: 24/7 extended wear. Lyric is placed several millimetres within the ear canal, near the tympanic...

Who’s minding the gap?

In this article we focus on minding the gap between education and clinical audiology for children and young people who are deaf (CYPD) and their families, through interprofessional education. This article is provided by Dr Joy Rosenberg who leads the...