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Inter-professional teamwork and hearing care for older adults with cognitive loss

There is growing awareness that hearing loss is linked to dementia [1]. The average first-time hearing aid user is about 70 years old. By this age, approximately 1 in 2 people have hearing loss and 1 in 7 have cognitive...

Remote hearing aid fittings and maintenance – exploring applications in Africa

Introduction Technology and connectivity are allowing audiological services to be provided in novel ways. The field of telehealth, although firmly established over the past two decades, is buoyed by the continued and rapid advances in information and communication technologies. Remote...

Audiological monitoring in ototoxicity - Are we doing enough?

In this article Ghada Al-Malky explores the dichotomy of life-saving, yet hearing loss-causing medication, and questions whether the hearing healthcare community is doing enough to prevent preventable hearing loss. Ototoxicity is the damage to hearing and / or balance functions...

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...

OTC hearing aids: where are we now?

The ‘Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act’ of 2017 set in motion plans for a long-debated shift in the hearing care market. In 2021, the FDA released draft guidance which will allow hearing aids in the US to be sold direct to...

Leading and managing audiology service through a social enterprise model

As these things sometimes happen, our first conversations about Social Enterprise happened pretty much by chance and in our case were a by-product of discussions about a new department having outgrown the current one. The National Health Service (NHS) Audiology...

From the editor NovDec 2019

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net Welcome There are many jokes told by anaesthetists about surgeons, and perhaps even more in the...

The 72nd Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Report by: Dr Inbal Meshulam- Weiss, ORL MOSS, Counties Manukau Health and Dr Nadina Thwaites, ORL MOSS in Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand. It’s this time of year again when most of the ORL surgeons in New Zealand, along...

Modifying two-week wait protocol for suspected head and neck cancer patients during COVID-19

As healthcare workers, we are committed to ensuring that our patients continue to receive the optimum care that we are set up to deliver. However, the last year has shown that we need to be mindful of balancing this with...

Globalisation, interconnectivity and unintended consequences

Drs Mom and Lea have thrown down the gauntlet, challenging us all to openly assess the global impact we have as countries, societies, surgeons and individuals. Being a surgeon is not all about surgery. How we respond will define our...

MIO Autumn Meeting 2022

The Midland Institute of Otolaryngology (MIO) autumn meeting invited trainees and consultants to the elegant Nottinghamshire Golf Club. After the morning refreshments, Anand Kasbekar, MIO Trustee and Conference Organiser, welcomed the audience with a pleasant speech and made a heartfelt...

Audiologist wins ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Caption: (L-R) Falklands Veteran Simon Weston CBE, Karen Finch and Lord Chris Rennard MBE The founder and MD of one of East Anglia’s leading hearing care companies, The Hearing Care Centre, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by...