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. […]

Cochlear Symposium, Edinburgh, December 2017

By |December 23rd, 2017|

Really enjoyed presenting at this exciting meeting…

CI522 cochlear implant electrode array gives good hearing preservation results.
There is a clear need for electrode arrays that give consistent HP results.
This requirement is emphasized as current candidacy criteria continue to be challenged internationally, with consideration being given to patients with increasing levels of potentially useable residual hearing.


Health First Europe- Manifesto on hearing loss & disability

By |December 2nd, 2017|

Very Happy to endorse this manifesto along with colleagues from throughout Europe…


November 2017

Congratulations! Children’s Audiologist of the Year

By |November 28th, 2017|

Adam Walker from the Manchester Children’s ENT Clinic wins prestigious award! Another reason for choosing our team… […]

Glue ear in children: a blog series

By |November 28th, 2017|

Hi. Here is the introduction to a series of blogs regarding glue ear and childhood hearing loss…In this series, I will consider treatment options, shared decision making, and management strategies in children with, and without, additional needs. […]