Improve the quality of sound and reduce background noise 2. Wearables A new generation of hearing devices with bluetooth connectivity that are great to enhance essentially normal hearing, or to manage mild hearing loss. The nuheara IQ Buds are a great example of this...
The Eustachian tube is a complex valve that regulates air pressure and fluid exchange between the middle ear and the nasopharynx (back of the nose) Most of the time dysfunction is related to the tube not opening and closing properly. The commonest symptom is a...
Necessary, occasionally a pain https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-03-14/do-your-ears-need-earwax-removal/10889416 http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/earwax-candle/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inStPQaAgdM
Patient experiences with cochlear implantation https://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/5762482/a-dream-come-true-val-jefferys-regains-hearing-after-almost-40-years/?cs=203
Between Sound and Silence. A great short documentary by Irene Taylor Brodsky, posted on op docs, New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/opinion/deafness-cochlear-implants.html
Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implantation: Article proposing indications for hearing preservation
Hearing Preservation Outcomes After Cochlear Implantation Depending on the Angle of Insertion: Indication for Electric or Electric-Acoustic Stimulation Silke Helbig, Youssef Adel, Martin Leinung, Timo Sto¨ver, Uwe Baumann, and Tobias Weissgerber Department of...
Effectiveness in Rehabilitation of Current Wireless CROS Technology in Experienced Bone-Anchored Implant Users. Otology & Neurotology 38:1397–1404
Acoustic Plus Electric Speech Processing: Long-Term Results. Gantz et al. Laryngoscope 128: February 2018. Important data outlining longer term results with Cochlear Hybrid Implant.
Treatment of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction With Balloon Dilation:A Systematic Review. Huisman et al. Laryngoscope 128: January 2018. A meta-analysis exploring the role of balloon dilation for the treatment of eustachian tube dysfunctio
Stress and Unusual Events Exacerbate Symptoms in Menière's Disease: A Longitudinal Study Yeo, Nicola L.; White, Mathew P.; Ronan, Natalie; More Otology & Neurotology. 39(1):73-81, January 2018. A great article outlining the link between the flares in Meniere's...