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EUHA 2018 63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians

Digitisation was the focus of the 63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, held in Hannover from 17 to 19 October 2018. More than 8000 delegates from 83 countries took part. For hearing aid acousticians and manufacturers of hearing systems,...

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...

Technology in the time of COVID

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted how ENT care is delivered. Amongst the significant upheaval, it has also been a time of great innovation and several opportunities have emerged to address longstanding issues in both the delivery of care and organisation of services.

10 steps to improving transition to adult services

Children and parents like the reassurance that staying under the care of the team who looked after them from birth gives, but as the child approaches adulthood he / she must come under the care of a new team. This...

The rise of a medical ‘mirrorworld’

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are concepts we’ve heard of, but only seen in films such as Terminator, Minority Report and Mission Impossible. In this article, Tom Lovelock describes how AR/VR will impact our lives. A recent article...

What’s new in electrophysiology?

Steve Bell is a lecturer at the University of Southampton and a member of the British Society of Audiology’s (BSA) Special Interest Group in Electrophysiology. Given the current surge in interest in electrophysiology, both in rehabilitation and diagnostic arenas, Steve...

ENT UK BSO (British Society Otology) Annual Meeting 2020

Report by: Mr Ananth Vijendren, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Lister Hospital, East and North Herts NHS Trust. This year's BSO annual meeting was held in the nation's capital with a record-breaking attendance of nearly 200 delegates. The day kicked off with...

Machine learning and the future of otolaryngology

If you are over 30 years of age, you have witnessed a technology revolution that has grossly affected how we live: computers have come from being an oddity to an everyday feature in our households and places of work; the...

BAA (British Academy of Audiology) 16th Annual Conference

Report by: Jennifer Parker-George, Clinical Lead for Diagnostic Audiology, Nottingham University Hospitals. Nearly five hundred audiological professionals descending on the city famous for The Beatles can only mean one thing… the 16th Annual British Academy of Audiology (BAA) Conference! Spread...

COVID-19 innovations

The coronavirus pandemic has mobilised medical innovators in an amazing way. We take a look at just a few of the hundreds of innovative products and techniques that have been developed and used in the last few weeks. Some of...

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...

User perspectives of online audiological rehabilitation programmes

Recent research shows that online audiological rehabilitation programmes have the potential to improve the quality of life of hearing aid users. However, there are still areas that need need improvement. Elisabet Thorén discusses some of the problems people face when...