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Mobile technologies to support global ear and hearing care

By combining mobile technology with artificial intelligence, more people can access ear and hearing care. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide, nearly half a billion people have moderate or worse hearing loss [1]. The vast majority of people...

Mobile technologies to support global ear and hearing care

By combining mobile technology with artificial intelligence, more people can access ear and hearing care. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide, nearly half a billion people have moderate or worse hearing loss [1]. The vast majority of people...

In this issue...Rising to the challenge of COVID-19

Like much of our lives during this period, our planned focus for this issue was suddenly shifted and redefined by the global pandemic. COVID-19 has realigned our personal and professional focus; this issue reflects some of the journey we have...

Awareness raised on World Hearing Day 2024

The 2024 World Hearing Day on 3 March provided 39 grants to WHD to support activities in 22 countries as part of its small grants programme.

Global incidence of sporadic vestibular schwannoma

The incidence rate of sporadic vestibular schwannoma (VS) has commonly been quoted as one in 100,000. However, since the advent of screening for asymmetrical hearing loss and increased availability of modern MRI scanning, more recent studies have shown the incidence...

BIOHIT launches new quick test to help streamline gastroscopy referrals

BIOHIT HealthCare Ltd will be attending the upcoming BSG Live 2023 conference in Liverpool, where it will unveil a revolutionary new test to support decision making for gastroscopy referrals and improve the early detection of gastric cancer.

Assessment of genetic disorders: congenital sensorineural hearing loss

Severe or profound sensorineural hearing impairment (SNHI) is a common birth defect, affecting approximately 1 in 1000 newborns [1]. SNHI may result from environmental causes or have a genetic basis. The genetic causes can be further subdivided into non-syndromic (isolated...

Congenital cytomegalovirus causing deafness in children: an update

Congenital CMV is the leading non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss in children. Keith Trimble draws our attention to this and gives a comprehensive guide on diagnosis and treatment. Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is common, affecting 1% of all newborns,...

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...

In conversation with De Wet Swanepoel, President of the International Society of Audiology

Gareth Smith caught up with the new President of the International Society of Audiology, De Wet Swanepoel, about the aims of the society, the upcoming World Congress of Audiology and the current state of hearing healthcare in Africa. De Wet...

When dinosaurs ruled the earth

Optimism is abundant in medical research, but frequently ends up being tempered with reality. In his inimitable style, Chris Potter looks back over his career – starting with his medical school memories of Bentley-driving ENT consultants, and moving forward through...

No soup for you…! Early identification of postoperative perforation increases the success of conservative management

Iatrogenic perforation of the hypopharynx or cervical oesophagus is a well-recognised life-threatening complication. Previous studies have demonstrated that conservative management with broad-spectrum antibiotics and withholding oral feeding may avoid morbidity associated with surgical repair. This study addresses when conservative management...