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Africa Health

Gearing up for a return to in-person business after last year’s fully online offering, Africa Health is expected to host over 8000 people representing 56 countries. “We will bring together healthcare industry influencers and thought leaders from various disciplines to...

Cochlear implantation in the developing world: perspectives from the Indian subcontinent

Cochlear implants are an expensive technology, yet profound hearing loss is far from a developed-world phenomenon. On the contrary, incidences of both congenital and acquired hearing losses are high in the developing world. This article explains how an initiative in...

Directed audio pointing the way to a great listening experience – HyperSound Clear<sup>TM</sup>

In this Spotlight on Innovation we explore an innovative ultra-thin speaker system compatible with TVs, which can be programmed by a hearing professional to a listener’s hearing profile and preferences to deliver a directed 3D listening experience. Whether your patients...

Update from Oticon Hearing

Update from Oticon Hearing - Xceed Play, Connectivity, Xceed, EduMic

Hearing Care Centre Ipswich relocates to new state-of-the-art clinic

Audiology & aural care experts at the Hearing Care Centre expand operations in Ipswich with the relocation of their flagship clinic.

Intensive Programme on Audiology across Borders

Ruth Kerkaert and Emeline Mestdag, students, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences. The University of Applied Sciences in Ghent has a long history of organising an Intensive Programme on Audiology across Borders – this year was the 23rd edition. This intensive...

Prestigious Global Engineering Medals Awarded to Cochlear Implant Inventors Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair

Austrian cochlear implant pioneers, Dr Ingeborg Hochmair and Prof Erwin Hochmair have been granted the 2023 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal for their outstanding contribution to communication and engineering.

Technological advances in hearing aids and their significance for people with hearing loss during a period of more than 100 years

Over a century of progress in hearing aid technology has transformed the lives of those with hearing impairments. From the bulky, conspicuous devices of the past, to today’s sleek, AI-powered solutions, this article explores the three key eras of development....

Hearing loss and Alport syndrome

Alport syndrome (AS) includes a group of hereditary diseases caused by mutations in the COL4A3, COL4A4 or COL4A5 genes. These genes are responsible for the biosynthesis of α3, α4 and α5 collagen IV chains, which are located in the glomerular...

Advances in vestibular function testing

Vestibular function testing has historically been limited by difficulties in testing individual parts of the vestibular apparatus. Jas Sandhu describes new tests available to clinicians that address this problem. Advances in vestibular function testing Vestibular function testing has historically been...

The future of treatments for hearing and balance: a 15 and 50-year perspective

Jameel Muzaffar and Manohar Bance paint a picture of what otology will look like 15 and 50 years’ time. Will we still need doctors? Will there still be an ENT news journal? The last 50 years have seen advances including...

How best to manage single-sided deafness?

Nowadays there is a plethora of options for patients with single-sided deafness (SSD) including: Bluetooth contralateral routing of signal (CROS) aids; in-the-ear bone conduction hearing aids (TransEar); intra-oral bone conduction aids (SoundBite) and bone-anchored technologies (BAHA). Unilateral cochlear implantation is...