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Treatments for hyperacusis

Centred on a patient’s experience, this article provides a brief summary of the condition of hyperacusis as an introduction to the treatments that are currently available. It is enhanced by the fact that the individual mentioned is a musician by...

Noise monitoring on a smartphone

“The smartphone has more computing power than was used to put the first man on the moon.” Robert Eikelboom discusses the potential of the smartphone as an effective noise monitoring device. Noise exposure and public health Excessive exposure to noise...

KUDUwave™ Boothless Audiometer

The KUDUwaveTM was designed to replace the need for a sound booth and enable truly portable audiometry in almost any environment. ENT & Audiology News’ own Gareth Smith, Priya Carling and Alex Griffiths Brown met in London to put the...

Looking at musculoskeletal disorders in audiology

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading cause of sickness absence from work, work disability and loss of productivity across all European Union member states. Isla Beausire is a working audiologist with a personal and professional interest in this subject...

Encounter

Nick Jones’s poetry debut - a short (16 poems) collection - is a revelation. He traverses time and place with ease, evoking childhood memories and ephemeral moments, suffusing the ordinary and the mundane with an almost sacred sense of epiphany...

Do personal listening devices cause cochlear synaptopathy?

Cochlear synaptopathy is a condition in which noise interrupts the synaptic communication between sensory inner hair cells and low spontaneous rate cochlear nerve fibres. Since these nerve fibres are associated with signal coding in noisy backgrounds, their disruption leads to...

NEW: Simple Yet Powerful Hearing Amplifier

BeHear® SMARTO provides out-of-the-box hearing amplification for people with mild to severe hearing loss.

Screening for hearing loss with mHealth solutions

With the number of people suffering from hearing loss growing all the time, the need for early detection and intervention is imperative. De Wet Swanepoel discusses two examples of mHealth possibilities for hearing screening which, as a low cost solution,...

Neuromod publishes results of second large-scale clinical trial for tinnitus, shows greater improvement of symptoms

Neuromod Devices, the medical device company specialising in tinnitus, has published the results of its TENT-A2 (Treatment Evaluation of Neuromodulation for Tinnitus – Stage A2) clinical trial in the scientific journal, Nature – Scientific Reports in a paper titled ‘Different bimodal neuromodulation settings reduce tinnitus symptoms in a large randomized trial’.

Heard That: does the app live up to its name?

Ever find yourself in a noisy restaurant, barely following conversation yet nodding in clueless agreement? Considering how loud social settings can be, this is likely a familiar scenario. As gatherings become a regular part of our lives again, so do...

Take-home tinnitus care – Sound Relief App

Tinnitus is a condition that affects over 300 million people worldwide. Typically it manifests as a ringing or buzzing in the ears and while there is not yet a cure there are many ways for patients to manage their tinnitus....

Mobile apps for audiological screening

This article summarises the newly emerging mobile applications for audiological screening. The purpose is to try to reduce the time between individuals identifying a hearing problem and seeking help for it. These apps are gaining in popularity and recognition. The...