March 2018

Paediatric Cholesteatoma Lecture

By |March 14th, 2018|

Lecture from 7th ENT Study Day, Lancaster, UK.

This is my take on cholesteatoma in children. […]

February 2018

Audiology blog by Adam Walker: Making sense of OAEs, TEOAEs, DPOAEs & ABRs

By |February 27th, 2018|

Check out this blog from Adam Walker (Audiological Scientist) at Spire Manchester Hospital & Manchester Children’s ENT Clinic:

What is an Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)?

An OAE is essentially a measure of the function of the outer hair cells in the cochlea.  There are two methods of eliciting an OAE: […]

Parents- Audiology blob about hearing and hearing tests

By |February 23rd, 2018|

Adam Walker, Audiological Scientist

How do we hear?

Sound is actually vibration of air molecules, these air molecules are funnelled into our ear canal by our ‘external ear’ and they travel down the canal until they hit the eardrum.  This causes the eardrum to vibrate, which in turn causes the three little bones inside the ‘middle […]

Presentation: Acute Ear Pain in Children

By |February 13th, 2018|

Many thanks to Salford Primary Care Together and Spire Manchester Hospital for inviting me to lecture on Acute Ear Pain in Children […]

January 2018

OME blog 3: shared decision making and management strategies

By |January 27th, 2018|

In this third blog in the series about glue ear (OME) in children I will consider shared decision making, and management strategies in children with, and without, additional needs. Making the right decision for individual children with glue ear can be challenging, but is crucial if the potential negative impact upon childhood development is to be avoided. […]

Audiology blog: hearing aids & assistive hearing devices

By |January 26th, 2018|

Adam Walker, Audiological Scientist, Manchester, UK

What is a hearing aid?

A hearing aid is a device that amplifies sound according to the patients hearing levels to provide access to the frequencies at which the patient does not hear as well as they should. […]

Cholesteatoma blog 1: Not just bad skin behind the eardrum

By |January 25th, 2018|

Why does a cholesteatoma cause so much trouble…it’s only a ball of skin! This is a really good question…and YES it does cause significant problems if left untreated. The ultimate problem is that the lining of the middle ear space behind the eardrum should not contain skin.

Broadly speaking, cholesteatoma is either present from birth (congenital) […]

Testimonial from Lydia, parent

By |January 17th, 2018|

We have recently had the pleasure of meeting Professor Bruce with our son. We were very worried as our son had difficulties with his hearing and with his diagnosis of ASD the issues were affecting him and his development on a huge scale. Professor Bruce listened to all of our concerns, was very understanding and […]

Guest Audiology blog: What is hearing loss?

By |January 4th, 2018|

Adam Walker- Audiological Scientist, Manchester, UK.

Hearing loss is split into groups depending upon its severity, these are: mild, moderate, severe and profound.  There are 3 main types of hearing loss, conductive, sensorineural and mixed. […]

December 2017

Blog 2: Treatment options for persistent OME with hearing loss

By |December 31st, 2017|

Happy NY! In this second blog in a series about glue ear (OME) and childhood hearing loss, I will consider treatment options for persistent OME with hearing loss. […]