Biologically, our (human) ears are made to talk to each other – to identify sounds, to lower interfering sounds, prioritise vital sounds and locate the source of a sound. This sound apportioning happens via a neural reflex that links the cochlea of each ear via the brain’s auditory control centre – to balance hearing between
We hear the term ‘disruptive technology’ used in consumer terms, one very visible example being the superseding of digital cameras by quality camera-phones. Another example was Netflix moving its services online. The writer of the below piece looks at bilateral cochlear implants in the same context: Read: Bilateral cochlear implants as a disruptive technology Defining Disruption
The Audiology field is in line for major benefits from remote (tele) provision of health services (tele-health), a recent piece in Audiology Online notes. Free Software and Desktop-Sharing Apps Widely available, free software tools like Skype or ooVoo can be used for video-conferencing, with remote desktop sharing software applications connecting both parties in a telehealth
Parents of deaf children, who are debating on a cochlear implant for their child, may gain insights from two articles written by deaf adults in the UK. The first, published by writer Charlie Swinbourne in The Guardian, is titled “Not all deaf people want to be fixed” and offers a very balanced view on why
Here’s another mum’s story about being let down by audiology services in Ireland, after her son failed a hearing test at 9 months. Other parents also shared their stories on the irishdeafkids.ie site. Charlie was 10 months old when the audiologist suggested glue ear was the underlying issue. I was told to return to the
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