Audiology News UK issue 04 - An ear-space odyssey

Audiology News UK issue 04: the cochlea in exclusive synchrotron images; hearing dogs; Phonak Lumity extension; ACHIEVE study results; EUHA programme details; assisted listening in theatres;...

Published on 29 September 2023

Audiology News UK issue 04 – An ear-space odyssey

The September-October issue (04) of Audiology News UK offers an eyeful of the inner ear in the form of dazzling synchrotron photographs of the cochlea, kindly shared by the Austrian implant group, MED-EL.

And who is Rudy? Our first Hearing Dog Pin-up gets a full-page photo and a biog. This is accompanied by an interview with Andrew James, Deputy Director of Hearing Loss Services at the charity, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Andrew describes how these special canines are selected, trained, and matched to their deaf partners. How does the charity survive and tackle challenges such as AI tech and the pandemic. Read this not-at-all shaggy dog story in issue 04 of Audiology News UK.

Paul Wilkinson      A trainee hearing dog learning the “nudge”.

 

What problems do people with hearing loss encounter on visiting the theatre? Despite assisted listening solutions being in place, the experience is not a good one, as an article – To Hear or Not To Hear – from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) makes clear.

New hearing aids are announced from Phonak in its Lumity range, an extension that particularly brings in kids who need these instruments to be smart and fast. This issue introduces the new additions.

 

Analysis of ACHIEVE results

 

For the conference-conscious, the programme for the approaching EUHA International Congress is explored.

And the big research results on links between hearing aid treatment and dementia are looked at in some detail through the responses of worldwide experts.

Eight pages of news bring updates on failures in Scottish NHS audiology, a hearing market backslide, gene therapy success, noise regulation, possible growth in awareness of hearing health, the dangers music festivals hold for reckless revellers, big financing for Amplifon, tinnitus research, professional association activity, and more…

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