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Ontogenies of Otology – Vol 1: Anatomy

Whilst there are few who are actively involved in the historical aspects of otology, there always seems to be great interest whenever I introduce the quirks of history into any of my talks. This book, I suspect, will very much...

Commercial desiccants or uncooked rice?

Moisture can damage any electronic devices including hearing aids. It is commonly known that rice can ‘rescue’ an electronic device if wetted. Authors of the below-described study researched whether uncooked rice could be used as an efficient equivalent to often...

Charles Skinner Hallpike and the Hallpike Prize

The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians introduced the Hallpike Prize in 2009 as an award to stimulate the pursuit of knowledge in relation to the field of audiovestibular medicine. Julian Ahmed celebrates the history of the great man the award...

New bone anchored hearing implant reaches clinical milestone

A new implant for bone-conduction hearing, BCI (Bone Conduction Implant), has been developed by Bo Håkansson and his team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, both in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unlike most bone-conduction devices used today,...

In conversation with Prof Peter Friedland – Reflections on an extraordinary career and life

Our illustrious friend, Harvey Coates, hears about Professor Friedland’s amazing personal journey, ranging from horrifying exposure to violence through to his clinical care for (and friendship with) Nelson Mandela and his prevailing passion for teaching. Professor Peter Friedland. Professor Peter...

In conversation with Shusheng Gong and Shahed Quraishi on ENT Masterclass<sup>®</sup> China

ENT Masterclass® China was a landmark event that brought an international training resource to Beijing. Profs Shusheng Gong and Shahed Quraishi discuss the organisation of this event, the training pathway in China, and the setup of a typical ENT academic...

Military noise induced hearing loss and the Lost Voices report: the evolution of earshot

Brigadier Robin Garnett gives us a snapshot of the 2014 Royal British Legion report on hearing problems of Service personnel and veterans. The difficulties in assessing and managing hearing loss are reiterated in this article, with an introduction to how...

Call for action on hearing loss

The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (BIHIMA) and Alzheimer’s UK are encouraging people to book regular hearing tests and get hearing concerns checked earlier, as it could significantly lower their chances of developing dementia.

Three is not a crowd! Involving family members in audiology appointments

Family members currently have minimal involvement in the appointment. Image by Caitlin Grenness. Hearing loss in older adults not only affects the patients themselves, but also their family members. This article outlines the findings of recent research into how family...

Tackling information overload and retention – interactive multimedia videos for first-time hearing aid users

If you are an audiologist reading this article, how confident are you that all the information and advice that you offer your first-time hearing aid (HA) patients is understood, absorbed and then acted upon once they leave the comfort of...

Hyperacusis-related distress and comorbid psychiatric illness

Research suggests that over 50% of patients presenting with hyperacusis also present with some form of psychiatric disorder. With this in mind, Dr Aazh outlines what tools clinicians can use to screen for psychological disorders and what path to take...

Hearing Assistive and Access Technology

Authored by audiologists, the book primarily discusses a range of hearing assistive and access technologies (both old and new), and outlines how each device works, which scenarios it is best suited to, and its limitations. Divided into four sections, the...