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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...

Assessment of temporal bone skills on 3D-printed temporal bones – a useful training curriculum?

The authors contend it is now archaic to follow Halstead’s model of surgical training, namely ‘see one, do one and teach one’. Simulated training is now widely used in many surgical specialities. With every surgical trainee having an individual learning...

The ear-brain connection in cochlear implant users: learning to listen again

While the cochlear implant (CI) has been a tremendous success in restoring hearing to deaf individuals, the implantation outcome still varies across CI users [1]. Some demographic factors, such as duration of deafness, and peripheral factors, such as electrode placement,...

Attitudes towards leisure noise

Noise is a very common reason for hearing loss. The question is whether young adults realise the danger of developing a noise related hearing loss. The aim of this study was to evaluate the attitude towards leisure noise and noise...

Contemporary Transoral Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Surgery (Includes Companion Website) First Edition 2015.

This is a volume containing 16 chapters and indexed over 251 pages which covers the topic of transoral surgery (TOS) edited by Drs Hinni and Lott from the Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, USA. The chapters cover the topic of TOS...

Save the date: WCA 2024

The 36th World Congress of Audiology is taking place in Paris, 19–22 September 2024. The organisers have released a teaser video to encourage audiologists to attend a cutting-edge conference where diagnostic and therapeutic innovation, personalised medicine and translational research will...

British Cochlear Implant Group Meeting (BCIG)

This was the first conference I had ever attended and I felt very lucky to be able to be there in person after years of virtual learning. The conference began with a welcome from our hosts and a rendition of...

The effects of leisure noise exposure on young people’s hearing

There is growing concern regarding the effects of leisure noise exposure on young people’s auditory system. Information provided by healthcare professionals should be evidence-based; Hannah Keppler discusses some recent findings about hearing in young people. Excessive noise exposure can lead...

Auditory processing in children with unilateral hearing loss

It is a common assumption that unilateral hearing loss (UHL) in children is of little consequence because appropriate development of speech and language can still occur with one normal hearing ear. Recent studies, however, suggest that there are significant differences...

12th Balkan Congress of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

This year, for the first time, the Balkan Congress was a joint meeting with the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck. It was organised by the Macedonian...

Audiological and psychological consequences of single-sided deafness

The loss of sound input from one ear has a significant impact on our perception of our acoustic environment. This impact is compounded in adverse listening conditions. Rachel Knappett’s article explores the audiological impact of this hearing loss and the...

Common ENT disorders in Children; Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America

This book brings together 11 key articles over 221 pages on the up-to-date evidence-based management of key paediatric ENT disorders. The contents page has a refreshingly different approach by listing these key articles together with a summary paragraph explaining the...