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ENT Training: a Singapore perspective

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a week’s observation with Associate Prof Thomas Loh, a head and neck surgeon with a special interest in nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the National University Hospital of Singapore (NUHS). What was striking from...

Audiology training in South Africa

There are many different ways to become an audiologist throughout the world and it is interesting to see how different some of the training routes can be. Dr Cherilee Rutherford, a lecturer in audiology at the University of Cape Town,...

Hearing aids 2019: today’s technology

High-end or basic hearing aids: does the technology level make a difference? Catherine Palmer shares the current evidence base and suggests where hearing healthcare professionals can make the most impact. The most common complaint from individuals with mild-to-moderately severe hearing...

Sanitisation of audiometric booths

As hearing healthcare professionals resume activities, the Italian sound booth company, Puma, has provided information regarding the sanitisation of their product range.

The innovative ENTityTM series from Optim LLC

Optim LLC manufactures the innovative ENTity™ series of nasopharyngoscopes and related products for diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders.

EARWAYS Medical announces that Geoffrey Cooling joins its Scientific Advisory Board

Geoffrey Cooling is an Irish hearing care influencer and blogger. He has been involved in the hearing healthcare profession since 2007, when he qualified as a hearing aid audiologist.

The EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR)

Back in May 2017, the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR 2017/745) entered into force, replacing existing directives: Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMD) In-vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD) Medical Device Directive (MDD) By 26 May 2020, the new regulation will have completed...

The SAC Audiology Event

Report by: Grace Shyng, Interim Executive Director and Registered Audiologist, Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vancouver, BC. The 2019 SAC Audiology Event in Montreal brought audiologists, hearing health professionals and researchers from across Canada and internationally...

From trauma to recovery: treatment at Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

This year (2014) is the centenary year of the beginning of the Great War. This conflict brought with it a cluster of emotional disorders that were called at the time, Shell-Shock. The present conflict in Afghanistan has been talked of...

The doctor – pharmaceutical company relationship

‘Which drug rep is taking us out tonight?’ We have heard this phrase uttered at conferences since meetings began, but as Dylan said ‘those times they are a changing’ thanks to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and...

‘Want an upgrade?’ Moral distress in audiology

Ethical practice in audiology has become a hot topic in recent years, particularly in the independent sector where sales can be linked to commissions. Andrea Simpson has explored this issue in her research and shares her insight into the drivers...

Remote care apps: comparing the options

With much of the world in full or partial lockdown and social-distancing measures in full swing, the COVID-19 crisis has sparked renewed interest in remote teleaudiology services. Modern teleaudiology platforms, now offered by all major hearing aid brands, offer audiologists...