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UK hearing care – 2020 reviewed

 

Year review

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The UK hearing health panorama in 2020 was thick with cloud, lined with silver only for those with rose-coloured prisms. Yet business and profession faced the difficulties and still staged events and created dynamics. Here, before we lock down into an equally daunting 2021, is a look back at the worst of years.

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Public’s low confidence in primary-care hearing info brings educational kit for GPs

 

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An audiology education toolkit for GPs is the solution UK medical and hearing health bodies have developed following recent survey results revealing low public confidence in primary care consultations since – and before – the coronavirus crisis.

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EUHA online live chats every Friday

 

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Following a successful start to the month-long 2020 Digital EUHA Congress, the first EUHA digital live chats will start today, October 16, at 1400 CEST.

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EUHA : Two days to go until world's biggest virtual hearing congress

 

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In just two days, the reformatted 2020 EUHA Congress gets under way with a Digital Future Friday featuring thirty companies from the industry interacting with online visitors to discuss product innovations and trends in technology.

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Denver downed as AAA opts for virtual conference in 2021

 

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Plans to mount its 2021 annual conference in Denver, Colorado have fallen victim to COVID considerations, as the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has decided to give its major event an online format.

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Dubai's showcase audiology event will take place online from November 18 to 20

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© Dubai Otology - Such physical gathering - from Dubai Otology in 2019 - will be replaced by interaction on device screens this year.

The online format now chosen by most events to circumvent pandemic restrictions is also the route taken this year by the MENASA region's star audiology event, Dubai Otology, which will run from November 18 to 20.

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Back to work, audiologist? UK joint guidance updated for pandemic alert easing.

 

practice under covid-19

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Updated guidance for UK hearing health clinicians has been agreed and communicated by the country's professional bodies in audiology.

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Crossover learning for professional associations: periodontology to audiology

 

professional strategies

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Crossover learning can benefit all areas of medicine and healthcare, including audiology. One of those key areas is the organisation and motivation of sector professionals. What, for example, might associations in audiology learn from its points of convergence with the branch of dentistry known as periodontology?

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Long read: How badly hit by the coronavirus crisis is UK audiology?

 

COVID-19

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How badly hit by the coronavirus crisis is UK audiology? To answer, David Welbourn draws on knowledge gained as a trustee for the UK Council on Deafness, a hospital trust lead governor, and a business leadership consultant, expressing his personal viewpoint, he stresses, and not that of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), of which he is Chief Executive.

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Updated: UK guidance on audiology practice during Covid-19

 

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The UK's professional audiology bodies have acted jointly to update their earlier guidance document on practice during the Covid-19 crisis, incorporating from May 1 input from the Infection Control Society and ENT UK.

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