In the run-up to World Hearing Day (3rd March), the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have released a new international standard for safe listening devices and systems. 1,014 more words
The clown with the funny face has gone. Or almost so.
I’ve been putting off writing this post because the initial announcement from NICE* on changed eligibility criteria for cochlear implants in England and Wales was flagged as confidential, with a publication date of 27 February. 555 more words
This week was Tinnitus Week. Usually described as a buzzing or ringing sound in your ear but more accurately explained as the perception of (a wide variety of) noise which originates in your brain – or, in cases of pulsatile tinnitus, coming from a physical source causing you to hear the inner workings of your body such as; your eyeballs moving, your blood flowing, or your heart beating. 682 more words
Gupta, S., Eavey, R. D., Wang, M., Curhan, S. G., & Curhan, G. C. |2019|Type 2 diabetes and the risk of incident hearing loss| Diabetologia|62|2|P. 281-285. 312 more words