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Mentally and physically safe workplaces: the challenge of doctors’ well-being

Our ENT consultant colleague Eric Levi bravely tackles the very real elephant in the room of that stigma which is not really discussed until it is often too late. It takes courage to tackle a difficult topic like doctors’ mental...

What’s new in genetic testing for hearing impairment?

Often the first question following the diagnosis of a hearing loss is ‘why?’ In this article Ali Danesh explores the advances made in uncovering ‘why’ from a genetics perspective. Ali describes the panel of genetic tests now commercially available to...

In conversation with AAA President, Jackie Clark

Jackie Clark, PhD, is a clinical audiologist, professor of audiology, and researcher. She is also the new President of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). While on an annual working trip to South Africa, Jackie answered a few questions about...

Inter-professional teamwork and hearing care for older adults with cognitive loss

There is growing awareness that hearing loss is linked to dementia [1]. The average first-time hearing aid user is about 70 years old. By this age, approximately 1 in 2 people have hearing loss and 1 in 7 have cognitive...

Laryngeal and Tracheobronchial Stenosis

Management of patients with laryngeal and tracheobronchial stenosis is extremely challenging and complex and truly requires a multidisciplinary approach in its management. This book, written by experts in their respective fields, provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of the subject...

Audiology in this issue...Genomics

Priya Carling, AuD, Director and Consultant Audiologist, Kent Hearing Ltd, UK. E: priya@Kenthearing.com As a working clinical audiologist, my focus every day is predominantly diagnostics of hearing loss, closely followed by management of ear pathology and rehabilitation of hearing loss...

Global alliance brings hearing care to people in 14 developing countries

To mark World Hearing Day, a global project has been created to provide access to ear and hearing care services for thousands of people living with undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss.

What about the older adults?

The authors of this paper propose that significant changes in the delivery of services, including speech and language therapy management of swallowing difficulties, may be required. Among the most common causes of dysphagia in older adults are stroke, progressive neurological...

Helping provide hearing happiness in Malawi

Children with hearing loss in low-income countries face many obstacles. UK-trained audiologist Chikondi Kuthyola shares her story and Malawi’s strides in cochlear implantation. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. In developing countries, deaf children and adolescents...

The future: brain imaging for aphasia rehabilitation

Technology offers our patients vast potential, yet the research literature in this area is often technical and difficult to translate to the day-to-day clinical setting. This article aims to review structural and functional imaging methods and discuss how they are...

Moving towards implanting children below 12 months of age

Newborn hearing screening has ensured that deaf infants are identified soon after birth so that habilitation can begin as early as possible. Cochlear implantation is a key component of early intervention for some children, but it is often not performed...

Evidence-based clinical education

All healthcare professionals participate in education of students in both their own and other disciplines. It is part of our role and we are often used to squeezing it in and around our clinical responsibilities. In fact, the events during...