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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...

Integrating technology into audiological rehabilitation programmes

In the future, the rehabilitation of adults with hearing loss is likely to involve modern information technology. Using the Internet in the audiological rehabilitation process might be a cost-effective way to include additional rehabilitation components by guiding hearing aid users...

Talking through technology – keeping up with the mainstream

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system development has often made early use of innovative technology. Touch screens have been a part of this technology for some time. In fact, touch screens were invented in 1965 but it wasn’t until the...

Exploring teenagers’ access and use of assistive hearing technology

Children require good signal-to-noise ratios for optimum listening and learning. The use of remote microphone technology can be of benefit, yet older children often resist using it. Jennifer Groth reviews the challenges facing older children in the use of remote...

Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management - Second edition

In the current NHS climate of pressure on patient throughput, offset against new technology – and plasticity - driven practice, we need to use time and skills effectively. This book is a comprehensive guide to practical applications in paediatric audiology....

Harnessing technology for the benefit of children with significant communication difficulties

This article describes future needs in provision and research in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids for children with significant communication difficulties. The authors highlight the needs of users and the opportunities that technology could provide in...

Technology at the right time in the right place for people with communication difficulties

The ‘just-in-time’ (JIT) construct was developed as a business strategy for a major Japanese car company in the 1970s. It has now been applied to many other business models throughout the world. The JIT concept is where something is provided,...

The Ear & Technology: 2nd ENT & Audiology Study Day in conjunction with ENT Masterclass®

Report by Natasha Amiraraghi MBChB, DOHNs, FRCSEd (ORL-HNS), AMTF in Cochlear Implant and Skull Base Surgery, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, UK Course director Professor Shahed Quraishi, OBE and International Newsround Editor Emma Stapleton welcomed us to this fantastic 2nd Ear and...

Surgical technology and operating room safety failures: lessons from vascular and general surgery

Background – surgical technology and otolaryngology An estimated 234 million major surgical procedures are performed annually worldwide. This requires the interaction of multidisciplinary teams with varying contributions of surgical technology and therefore makes surgical procedures prone to multiple sources of...

What’s new in hearing aid technology? Requisites for successful implementation of eHealth in hearing health care

Like Eeyore in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories it appears we all will soon have a personal cloud, but unlike Eeyore this will be something to celebrate! The future of hearing aid technology is in the cloud argues Uwe...

PCU LED / PCU LED N2 Pioneering technology

PCU LED N2 is the post-curing unit for safe manufacturing of 3D printed medical products. Curing under various atmospheric conditions (ambient air, vacuum or nitrogen) Detection of most common LED errors with the help of LED quick test Long LED...

The 2nd ENT and Audiology News ‘The Ear and Technology’ Study Day

The 2nd ENT and Audiology News 'The Ear and Technology' Study Day was held at Doncaster Royal Infirmary on 10th February 2018. A full report of the day will appear in our next issue. Look out for more information coming soon, together with details for the 2019 event.