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Clinical Otology, Fourth Edition

Seven years after publication of the third edition, this latest edition of Clinical Otology brings the reader right up to date with developments within this constantly evolving field. Maintaining the same format as the previous edition, it concentrates on four...

Going beyond patient care: discovering alternative roles in audiology

In this article we hear about Husmita Ratanjee-Vanmali’s journey from clinical practice to implementing global strategies for clinical practice, education, and innovation across South Africa, Canada and Denmark. In the constantly evolving dynamic global sector, have you ever considered what...

New challenges ahead for the hearing aid industry

Technological advancements empower the world to hear In an increasing age of connectivity, the hearing aid industry is headed into new territory. Previously, to wear hearing aids was simply a mark of ageing. Now hearing aids are smarter and, as...

Audiology in this issue...Hyperacusis (Jan/Feb19)

Audiologists, otologists, and auditory neuroscientists are accustomed to dealing with problems of hearing loss but, until recently, little attention has been given to the experience of hearing sound too intensely. This experience is variously given the names hyperacusis, and reduced or decreased sound tolerance, and the affected individual finds everyday sound intensely and excruciatingly loud, rendering workplaces, shops, and social spaces intolerable.

Deaf identity in audiology services: exploring the significance and implications

Dr Celia Hulme, a culturally Deaf * sign language user, draws from her personal experience and extensive PhD research on Deaf signers’ experiences with audiology services. *In this article, the convention of using an uppercase ‘D’ is used to denote...

Swallowing it whole: the physical and psychological consequences of dysphagia

Living with dysphagia in the real world can be extremely challenging, both practically and psychologically. Long-term changes in taste due to chemo-radiation treatment for head and neck cancer, fatigue due to Parkinson’s disease, and physically impaired structures due to stroke...

Managing Hyperacusis in Adults and Children

Finally, after having seen hyperacusis patients for the last 14 years, there is a comprehensive course that hearing health professionals can attend which gives an up-to-date view of the research across all areas of hyperacusis management. Over four two-hour online...

Starkey Hearing Technologies Helping to Shape the Ears, Eyes, and Minds of Elderly Europeans

Starkey Hearing Technologies is the only American partner, and the only member of the hearing industry, to participate in an ambitious 6.5€ million European project that aims to improve the mental well-being of numerous elderly Europeans. The project, known as SENSE-Cog, is designed to...

Alternative listening devices: reaching the places hearing aids don’t

The stigma surrounding hearing aids means that many people who would benefit from wearing them are put off from doing so. Alternative listening devices could provide the solution to this. David Maidment discusses these devices, their effectiveness and the impact...

Audiology Papers of the Year 2015-16

In this short review we have asked Melanie, Carolina, Josephine and Cherilee to consider the best article they have read in the last 12 months and provide us with a short review. All contributors have managed to succinctly highlight the...

Knowledge is power: the power of mobile technologies to enhance hearing-related knowledge

In recent years, the widespread use of smartphones has made it increasingly possible to improve knowledge, understanding and delivery of hearing healthcare. Melanie Ferguson tells us about the advances in mobile-health applications. Think back to five years ago - what...

Scientific Foundations of Audiology: Perspectives from Physics, Biology, Modeling and Medicine

Scientific Foundations of Audiology – Perspectives from Physics, Biology, Modeling and Medicine is a unique textbook which discusses a wide range of state-of-the-art topics in hearing, vestibular and brain science. The editors purport that this book is geared towards doctoral...