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A novel scale for the assessment of tracheoesophageal voice quality – the SToPS

There is currently no assessment tool in widespread use that permits a valid and reliable perceptual assessment of voice quality following laryngectomy. Such a scale is needed to investigate the functional outcomes of surgical voice restoration and rehabilitation regimes. Existing...

How can we improve outcomes for patients with acute vestibular neuritis?

Vestibular neuritis is a common disorder that can leave up to 50% of patients with persistent vertigo symptoms for months to years following the acute insult. Often their first contact with ENT or balance specialists is many months after the...

Cochlear implants in the over 80s

The UK has an ageing population. Seven percent of the over 80s population have bilateral severe to profound hearing loss which can lead to associated negative outcomes (social isolation, depression and reduced quality of life). Cochlear implantation (CI) can successfully...

A person-centred approach to telehealth

“The time when telehealth was a remote, abstract concept has come to an end”. Deborah Ferrari and Lise Lotte Bundesen discuss how to advance person-centred care in hearing rehabilitation through online tools and training. The time when telehealth was a...

Hearing rehabilitation after vestibular schwannoma surgery

Hearing rehabilitation is a key focus of the management of patients with vestibular schwannoma. But how do we rehabilitate hearing when the cochlear nerve has been damaged by tumour, irradiation, or resective surgery? Mathieu Trudel, Scott Rutherford and Simon Lloyd...

Audiological and psychological consequences of single-sided deafness

The loss of sound input from one ear has a significant impact on our perception of our acoustic environment. This impact is compounded in adverse listening conditions. Rachel Knappett’s article explores the audiological impact of this hearing loss and the...

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...

Rehabilitation of single-sided deafness with cochlear implants

The relatively recent emergence of cochlear implantation as a potential means of restoring hearing to a deafened ear, in the presence of normal hearing in the other ear, has proved an exciting and yet surprising development. James Tysome explores the...

Patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: facilitating and hindering factors for implementation

Introduction Patient-centred care in the health sector is a worldwide concern [1, 2]. Patient-centred rehabilitation is characterised by availability, appropriateness, preference, and timelines [3]. A consensus report by the Institute of Medicine [4] defines a patient-centred approach as ‘providing care...

Royal Society Medicine Otology Section Review 2018/19

Report by: Aileen Lambert, RSM Otology AOT Trainee Rep It has been another fascinating year of stimulating presentations at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Otology section meetings. A wide-reaching programme of current issues within the subspecialty was presented by...

IFOS World Master Course in Hearing Rehabilitation in Collaboration with the GCC Symposium Otology 2019

Report by: Dr Priya Carling, AuD, Director and Consultant Audiologist IFOS in collaboration with SFORL, the French Otolaryngology Society, and together with GCC Otology, held a three-day master course on hearing rehabilitation in Dubai in March. The course was aimed...

Autumn Seminar of The Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan

The Autumn Seminar has been held annually, alternatively organized by one of Japan’s six regions. This year, Tokyo, Yokohama, and the entire Kanto region took the lead, with Prof. Tatsuya Yamasoba, chairman of the University of Tokyo, serving as the executive committee chair.