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Self-Assessment of Hearing - Second Edition

As an audiologist, I am often reminded of the estimated number of hearing aids that end up in patients’ drawers, rather than in their ears. Although the reasons for non-compliance with amplification are numerous and complicated, the patients’ reported perspective...

An understandable backup

This small study comparing the auditory temporal processing of seven younger adults with that of seven older adults does not show anything breathtakingly new in its conclusions. After the assessment to rule out compounding factors such as middle ear pathology,...

Otodynamics' OTOPORTcompletes a mission on the International Space Station

For the last few years, the International Space Station has been home to an Otodynamics’ Otoport Advance handheld clinical OAE instrument.

Early cochlear implant activation and its effects on the cochlea

In this article, Alhabib et al consider the changes to electrode impedance with early device activation (day one) compared to conventional activation (day 30). Activation at day 30 is a cautious approach, which has been popular for many years. However,...

The costs of applying to ENT specialty training

Training doctors is costly. In the UK, medical school costs an estimated £230,000 made up of £163,000 in government grants and £65,000 in student loans [1]. Repayment of the student loan begins once the graduate earns above a certain threshold,...

EEG as a measure of neuroplasticity in children

Measuring changes in neural activity can teach us a lot about hearing loss and the effect of gained functional hearing. In this article, the authors describe how electroencephalography (EEG) is being used to effectively measure such changes in children with...

Can the audiology clinic benefit from advances in virtual reality?

François Patou discusses how the recent advances in virtual reality technologies can be used to support people living with hearing loss. He outlines some of the novel virtual reality tools that are emerging as resources to support delivery of audiology...

New TympStar Pro updates including WideBand tympanometry

Grason-Stadler, a worldwide leader of clinical audiometric systems, is pleased to announce new updates to their leading clinical tympanometer, the GSI TympStar Pro™.

Otolith malfunction can be a cause of orthostatic dizziness

This prospective study evaluated otolith function with vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) and subjective visual vertical / horizontal (SVH) tests in 50 adults with normal hearing between the ages of 18 and 50 years. The authors hypothesised that there are...

ERS Complications of Acute Sinusitis

Topics: Round table discussion: Complications of acute sinusitis - by Christos Georgalas (15 mins) Round table discussion: Complications of acute sinusitis - by Isam Alobid (15 mins) Round table discussion: Complications of acute sinusitis - by Cecilia Ahlstrom-Emanuelsson (15 mins)...

Bone anchored hearing devices in very young children

This paper presents results of BC devices in very young children and helps inform an honest discussion of risks / benefit with prospective parents. The authors of this article from Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand have a series of...

Cutting burr otoplasty and conchal setback to correct prominent pinna: a ‘step by step approach’

Prominent ears can cause significant social and psychological effects on an individual. The two most common anatomical defects for a prominent pinna are an underdeveloped anti-helical fold and / or enlarged conchal bowl. In the senior author’s practice over the...