New cochlear implant offers all round hearing to deaf at half the cost

A deaf women has become the first in the country to be given “stereo” hearing from just one cochlear implant. The new electronic device could revolutionise treatment for the very hard of hearing as it costs half as much as previous techniques. In the past the only way for deaf adults to have all round […]

Deaf toddler’s life changes after cochlear implant

Danni Steedman, 2, with her parents Kris and Karen Steedman, has regular therapy to learn how to hear and speak with her cochlear implant. Danni Steedman has two-and-a-half years of listening to catch up on. The youngster, who has hearing loss in both ears, received a cochlear implant in her left ear in June. Danni, […]

Top 4 Emerging Trends Impacting the Surgical Power Tools Market Until 2020: Technavio

Technavio’s latest report on the global surgical power tools market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Paradigm shift toward the adoption […]

Qatar’s Sidra eyes launch of day surgeries as more clinics open

Five new pediatric outpatient clinics have opened this month at Sidra Medical and Research Center. The hospital, which currently only offers outpatient services, said plans are also underway to begin day surgery procedures. So far, more than 30 of a planned 40 specialized outpatient clinics and services have launched. All are expected to be running […]

Work-life imbalance ‘afflicts’ doctor couples too

  Doctors too don’t seem to be immune to the disease called ‘occupational hazard’. Hyderabad-based psychiatrists are reporting increased incidence of old mates from medical college approaching them for help in dealing with work-life crises. And these happen to practising doctor couples in particular. While mostly such `patients’ turn up pretending to seek treatment for […]

ENT Surgeon Manages Middle Ear Cholesteatoma Removal In One Surgical Procedure

  Eric E Smouha, MD Professor, Otolaryngology The Mount Sinai Hospital New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Dr. Eric E Smouha Would you tell us a little about yourself? How did you become interested in ENT and specifically middle ear problems? Response: I am a neurotologist, i.e. , ENT physician specialized […]

Children’s health: How to detect and care for an ear infection

  Ear pain is the prevailing symptom of ear infection, but young children may not be able to verbalize what they’re feeling. Ear infections are almost as common as the seasonal cold, and five out of six kids will have at least one ear infection by age 3, according to the National Institutes of Health. […]

Early evidence suggests hybrid cochlear implants may benefit millions with common form of hearing loss

People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study led by specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center. In the study, described online ahead of print in the […]

Local doctor Shatul Parikh travels with team to Peru, provides medical services to those in need

  Local Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, Shatul Parikh and a team of other physicians from around the country traveled to Peru in June on a medical mission trip to help those less fortunate. This most recent trip was Parikh’s sixth mission in 10 years. Parikh, who practices at Northwest ENT in Marietta, specializes in […]

Compulink Unveils ENT-Specific EHR Solution at American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting

Compulink Business Systems, Inc., a recognized leader in specialty specific EHR and Practice Management solutions, today revealed Otolaryngology Advantage, its ENT-specific solution. Among the key innovations is OneTab—a single tab exam layout that allows physicians to easily view and document the exam from one screen. This new single screen approach to EHR improves productivity by […]