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New hearing healthcare service-delivery models with connected technologies

Connected hearing healthcare can improve access to affordable hearing healthcare. DeWet Swanepoel discuss how innovative trends in connectivity and technology offer opportunities for novel and decentralised models of delivering high-quality hearing healthcare. Megatrends in connectivity and technology have ushered in...

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...

ENT Handbook

Medical students and residents are expected to absorb staggering amounts of information on an almost daily basis. Thankfully, app-based resources are rapidly emerging to ensure that the most important information can be accessed with a few swipes on a smartphone....

InvisibleEar™: Using augmented reality to learn temporal bone anatomy

www.andreazariwny.com Augmented reality (AR), which aims to enhance our perceptions (visual and otherwise) using computer-generated information, is not a new concept. However, the widespread use of smartphone technology has quickly lead to the development of countless apps that use AR....

Canopy: a medical translation app

Professional interpreters perform an integral role in the medical setting, ensuring that clinician-patient interactions are understood from both sides. As essential as they are, however, we have all experienced scenarios where we have been left, to our own devices, so...

Virtual and augmented reality in surgery

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be accessed using a virtual reality headset, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in this virtual world. Augmented reality (AR) systems layer virtual information over a live camera feed into...

In conversation with Julian Hamann

In recent years, there has been a definite shift toward the acceptance and use of smartphone technology in the delivery of healthcare. Within the fields of ENT and audiology, there is considerable appeal in the portability, simplicity, affordability, and connectivity...

Connecting healthcare

In recent years, there has been a definite shift toward the acceptance and use of smartphone technology in the delivery of healthcare. Within the fields of ENT and audiology, there is considerable appeal in the portability, simplicity, affordability, and connectivity...

EVOTION: Big data supporting public health policies for hearing loss

Big Data? Biosensors, smart hearing aids and smartphones? The EVOTION Project has it all and more! What will this project tell us about the future of hearing management? Doris-Eva Bamiou, Giorgos Dritsakis and Louisa Murdin, members of the EVOTION team,...

Digital otoscopy with AI diagnostic support: making diagnosis of ear disease more accessible

Following Carolina Leal’s interview with Prof De Wet Swanepoel on the HearScope system, Spotlight on Innovation asked Dr Jenny Nesgaard Pedersen to review the new AI feature in HearScope system’s capabilities. In the last decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine...

Portable otoscopy image capture devices – a comparative review

The use of photo documentation in ENT clinics is becoming more common as technological advances have made the hardware required more accessible. There is significant variation in the price of products. Daniel Moualed, Olivia Whiteside and Chris Aldren review the...

Mastering Medical Photography of the Head and Neck

Medical photography has always been an integral part of the medical profession with benefits that span diagnosis, follow up, assessment of results and teaching. The popularisation of digital photography has made it more accessible to most doctors and other health...