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New toolkit educates GPs on how to support hearing loss patients

An educational toolkit developed by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), in collaboration with hearing loss charity RNID and NHS England & Improvement, aims to support GPs to deliver care for patients with hearing loss. The RGCP toolkit, sponsored by...

Misophonia

Decreased sound tolerance is a common audiologic complaint. Unlike the classic characteristics of hyperacusis whereby a patient is sensitive to the frequency or volume of a sound, misophonia is a strong emotional and psychological reaction to a sound with a...

New Eurotrak research proves the effectiveness of hearing devices

The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) was delighted to host its inaugural conference over the weekend of 11-12 May, welcoming over 200 delegates to Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The centre point of the conference was the exclusive release...

BIHIMA half year data shows solid growth in private hearing market

The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has released the combined Q1 and Q2 results of its members, painting an insightful picture of the hearing care market in the first six months of 2018. The most significant development...

Hearing technology manufacturers call for EU response to hearing loss

The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) works closely with its European counterpart EHIMA, and has lent its support to their recent efforts to raise awareness of hearing loss with EU policy makers. EHIMA submitted a parliamentary question...

Hearing technology manufacturers seek input from audiologists with new advisory panel

The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has announced that it is bringing together a panel of experts in audiology that they will consult twice a year. Their aim is to ensure the technology developed by their members...

10th SARC (Singapore Allergy & Rhinology Conference) 2019— 1st SARC Sleep Workshop— 6th SARC FESS Workshop

10th Singapore Allergy & Rhinology Conference: 25-27 April 2019 1st SARC Sleep Workshop: 25-26 April 2019 6th SARC FESS Workshop: 27-28 April 2019

It’s not just about academic education for teenagers with TBI

Research has shown that many traumatic brain injuries are sustained before the age of 25. This article aims to examine the need for speech and language support for students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) beyond the issues a student may...

Allergen immunotherapy and allergic rhinitis – EAACI guideline 2017

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common chronic childhood disease with considerable social burden and impact on quality of life, frequently necessitating treatment with various combinations of antihistamines and corticosteroids. The allergen immunotherapy (AIT), sometimes known as desensitisation therapy, can modify...

Differing types of pharyngeal pouch

This article raised an eyebrow on the grounds that apparently more than one type of pharyngeal pouch exists! They differ in terms of aetiology, site and approach to treatment, therefore awareness of them is advised to ensure the appropriate surgical...

We all need to support the human rights of people with communication difficulties

This article starts by reminding us of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948) of which article 19 stated: ‘‘Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference...

Is it worth paying for group therapy?

Group therapy for post-stroke communication difficulties has been described in the research literature for more than 50 years and is generally considered an efficacious approach. Yet these authors express concern that the American Medicare system is less willing to fund...