- Published on 29 August 2013
Hearing aids end up packed away in a drawer for one in seven individuals with hearing loss aged 50 years or more, according to a 2012 study by American researchers Wade Chien and Frank R. Lin.
How can we stop these hearing aids from ending up in a drawer and improve their use? There is no shortage of studies that show how few people with hearing loss are actually equipped with hearing aids. The number of unused hearing aids is however more difficult to determine but this is definitely a real problem. A British study has listed a certain number of reasons why this happens, and highlights the importance of follow-up and guidance.
- Published on 28 August 2013
Improvement in quality of life as a goal of treatment is gaining more and more in importance. Patients with loss of hearing or other adverse physical or psychological effects as a result of a disease therefore need a good rehabilitation therapy that enables them to lead a normal life again. Consequently, personalised therapies are becoming more and more important in many medical fields, and ENT medicine is one of them. This year’s annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirugie (German Society for ENT Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery) specifically included a topic section concerning quality of life. Petra Kirchem, who holds a degree in psychology, gave a lecture on this topic area. Audio Infos visited her at the Implant Centrum in Freiburg.
- Published on 27 August 2013
The United Arab Emirates have seen rapid economic and social development over the last few years. Given the need for improving services for hearing impaired and deaf people, the Kalimati Speech and Communication Center provides speech and language therapy services to children with various communication and linguistic needs, and aims to increase awareness of the issue of hearing loss in the country, reports Gulfnews.
- Published on 21 August 2013
California building and accessibility standards are changing and are providing new opportunities for companies to provide assistive listening service solutions to builders, architects, AV professionals and business owners.
- Published on 08 August 2013
Our profession is facing challenging and changing times. Our patients have changed and changed quickly. They are better educated, more discerning, more demanding. The market environment has also become more challenging. Competition has increased; new players have entered with differing value propositions. By Geoffrey Cooling
- Published on 17 July 2013