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The role of objective measures and imaging to optimise cochlear implant outcomes

Should we be using new or novel objective measures and imaging to assist with our cochlear implant patients? Debi Vickers and Shak Saeed describe current clinical techniques and present advances that have the potential to optimise outcomes. Introduction It is...

Music and hearing aids - the current state of affairs

‘Speech sounds great, but music isn’t right’ is a common complaint from hearing aid users across the globe. In this article, Marshall Chasin, one of the most published audiologists on the subject of music and hearing, outlines why patients with...

Royal Society of Medicine Rhinology and Laryngology Section Meetings Programme 2019/20

By Prof Tim Woolford. I have the great honour of being the next President of the Section of Laryngology & Rhinology at the RSM and my colleague, Raj Bhalla, has kindly agreed to be Honorary Secretary. We’ve organised a programme...

Voice after posterior cordotomy: we think voice is bad, patients think it’s better!

Bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) is a condition that can affect voice with an impact on quality of life (QOL). Surgical trauma from damage to bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerves, such as from previous thyroid, parathyroid, or mediastinal surgery are common...

IAOHNS 2019- 6th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Report by: Dr Swathi Vadlamani, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Otology, Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta road, Bengaluru, India. The 6th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (IAOHNS) and 11th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) ENT...

10th Winter Days of Laryngology

Report By: Richard Townsley, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, UK Amidst the picturesque surroundings of the Swiss Alps, Laryngologists from across Europe and the world met for the 10th Winter Days of Laryngology meeting. A meeting...

Wireless accessories for hearing aid users: putting the ‘soul’ back into hearing – a case study

The following case study reports on the experiences of a hearing impaired National Health Service (NHS) patient who was given Bluetooth accessories as part of a study into their benefits when used with hearing aids [1]. The name of the...

Asia Pacific Laryngology Association Inaugural Conference

Report by: Frederick Y Hawson, Md, FPSO-HNS, Chair, Philippine Academy of Laryngobrochoesophagology and Phoniatrics, 2019-2020 In 2017, a group of Laryngology specialists from the Asia Pacific region established a learned body in Laryngology aiming to share knowledge amongst colleagues who...

In conversation with Professor N Isshiki: History of laryngeal framework

Mr Yakubu Karagama recently returned from a travelling fellowship at Isshiki Memorial Clinic Kyoto where he was delighted to interview Professor Isshiki about his groundbreaking work in laryngeal framework surgery. Professor Isshiki (left) discusses the history of thyroplasty with Mr...

Optimising hearing aid processing for music appreciation

Hearing aid manufacturers’ main focus has, up until recently, been improvement of speech intelligibility. Today’s hearing aid users have much broader demands however and often cite improved music perception as a key outcome or goal. Drs Tish Ramirez and Rebecca...

Sharing audio data for the greater good of research

HomeBank is a novel online repository for daylong audio recordings of children and families. Daylong recordings of children in naturalistic environments with their family and friends are an important source of information to enable an understanding of how children develop...

Audiology in this issue...Amplification 2019

Gareth Smith, MSc, AuD, Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiology), Southend University Hospital, UK. E: Gareth.Smith@southend.nhs.uk In previous areas of the Audiology Features Section, this theme would have been called ‘Hearing Aids’. With the increased interest in ‘over-the-counter’ or ‘direct-to-consumer’ devices, we...