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Nordic Audiological Society Meeting 2020

High dose betahistine as effective as, but slower acting compared to intratympanic dexamethasone in intractable Meniere’s disease

The management of intractable Meniere’s disease poses a complex conundrum to otolaryngologists. The focus of treatment is decreasing the severity and frequency of vertigo and tinnitus whilst trying to preserve hearing. Betahistine has been used for many years in the...

2nd Congress of Audiologists of Costa Rica

Report from Dayana Leitón R., Audiologist at Clínicas Audición, Costa Rica On 4 and 5 of May, a selection of national and international speakers of great renown delivered talks at the Second Congress of Audiologists of Costa Rica. From Spain,...

Covid-19 A message from Gareth Smith

Whilst our ENT colleagues have scrambled to the coronavirus ‘call to arms’ and taken the ultimate risk, for many audiologists and audiology services the threat of this global virus presents some different challenges. Whilst social isolation is a scary thought...

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...

How to talk about hearing aid costs?

Money is always a controversial topic if discussed in reference to healthcare. This study raises the interesting topic of difficulties when it comes to discussing the costs of hearing aids with customers. Sixty-two audiological appointments were recorded and discussions concerning...

Rehabilitation of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss: bone vs air conduction

The re-routing of sound from the deafened ear to the hearing ear has been the mainstay of rehabilitation for SSD for many years. Both hearing aid and bone conduction technology have undergone significant advances over the past decade. This article...

Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting

Report by: Manuela Fina, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Flying from the arctic winter of Minnesota I was excited to arrive to sunny San Diego to warm up, soak in...

Remote hearing aid fittings and maintenance – exploring applications in Africa

Introduction Technology and connectivity are allowing audiological services to be provided in novel ways. The field of telehealth, although firmly established over the past two decades, is buoyed by the continued and rapid advances in information and communication technologies. Remote...

Perspectives on audiology training and education in Canada and New Zealand

In this Trainee Matters we look at audiology training in two different locations from around the world, Canada and New Zealand. Marshall Chasin gives us an overview of the education system in Canada, while Amy Arrowsmith explains the history of...