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Three is not a crowd! Involving family members in audiology appointments

Family members currently have minimal involvement in the appointment. Image by Caitlin Grenness. Hearing loss in older adults not only affects the patients themselves, but also their family members. This article outlines the findings of recent research into how family...

Family-centred early intervention: supporting a call to action

Family-centred care for young children is a commonly used but frequently under-appreciated approach in audiology. Prof Moodie discusses how we can take positive action to improve our approach to families in ways that make a meaningful difference in their lives....

Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

This book highlights the importance of giving patient and family-centred care (PFCC) in clinic to those with a communication difference. Input is included from informed healthcare professionals, and its focus is on the ‘how to’ with evidenced-based methods for improving...

Join Cochlear™ Family

Be connected, supported, inspired. A new world of sound has opened for you. By choosing Cochlear you’re part of a large community of hearing implant recipients that wants to help you live with your device. That’s why we created the...

How can disabled children communicate more during family leisure time?

This article aims to provide guidance on how to integrate alternative augmentative communication (AAC) use into family leisure time. The authors highlight that ensuring the use of AAC in this highly valued activity can maximise carryover to real conversations. The...

Understanding Childhood Hearing Loss – Whole Family Approaches to Living and Thriving

Brian Fligor is an experienced paediatric audiologist working in America. This book was written for the hearing impaired child and their family to demystify the technical and emotional aspects of hearing loss and the journey from diagnosis through to adolescents....

Foundations of Aural Rehabilitation: Children, Adults, and Their Family Members – Fifth Edition

Nancy Tye-Murray leaves no stone unturned in her fifth edition of Foundations of Aural Rehabilitation: Children, Adults and Their Family Members. The exhaustive but not exhausting content offers a three-dimensional insight into the process of (re)habilitation in the clinical setting...

Exmoor Plastics and Exmoor Innovations join the Robinson Healthcare family

Exmoor Plastics Limited (together with its subsidiary Exmoor Innovations Limited) has been acquired by Robinson Healthcare Limited.

Which factors affect music involvement in implanted children’s everyday life?

During the last few years, cochlear implantation research has included music. Processing strategies and rehabilitation teams are now interested in music appreciation by implantees, as speech perception and production are no longer the only issues or targets. The present study...

The right to choose: stories from the rare dementias

People with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) experience an insidious onset and gradual decline in language on a background of lesser or no cognitive impairment, hence a language-led dementia. There are three different PPA variants that correspond with three different clinical...

People with dementia and their families want to see speech and language therapists!

Language and communication difficulties are common in Alzheimer’s disease and, of course, language-led dementia (primary progressive aphasia). Communication difficulties are highlighted as one of the biggest burdens for family members caring for loved ones with dementia. This is often associated...