12/10/2015: Meetings and Conferences

The Meetings and Conferences pages have been updated with the latest information about the HEaring Across Lifespan (HEAL) meeting , at lake Como (Italy) in the period  June 2-4 2016

02/10/2015: Hearing Screening for Life movement in the UK

There is a considerable interest in the scientific community regarding the impact of hearing deficits in the quality of life  for adults > 65 y. There is a movement in the UK called "Hearing Screening for life" , which aims at informing the general public and the British government about hearing issues in the elderly life. Screening in this context is not the same as it is for the neonatal population (OAEs, ABR etc), but it follows standard audiological paradigms (pure tone testing, immitance tympanometry etc).

Data from the UK movement suggest the following: "A recent cost-benefit analysis found that hearing screening would cost an estimated £255 million over ten years, but the benefits across this period would amount to over £2 billion . A proactive introduction of hearing screening will have a host of follow on benefits and will echo the government’s focus on prevention and early intervention".

01/10/2015: MUSIC Stories from young Implanted Patients

The pages of the OAE Forum have been updated with cases from young adults who have implanted at an early age and who have followed their passion in MUSIC. The data come from interviews and poster presentation of these patients during the first International meeting of Hearing Implants and MUSIC, which took place on July 16th in Warsaw, Poland. 

21/09/2015 : New Book on Evoked Potentials

The OAE Book section was updated with an Amazon Kindle 2015 release  of the Handbook of Evoked Potentials by James W.  Hall III.

The eHandbook of Auditory Evoked Responses is a completely revised and updated digital version of the popular New Handbook of Auditory Evoked Responses (2007). The eHandbook is offers a clear yet comprehensive review of auditory evoked responses from the cochlea to the cortex including test principles, protocols, and procedures for clinical application. The latest advances in clinical research and applications are covered in the eHandbook among them the use of ECochG in ANSD and cochlear implantation, the clinical advantages of chirp stimulation in ABR and ASSR recordings, and the multiple contributions of cortical auditory evoked responses to assessment and management of pediatric and adult patients. The competitively priced eHandbook of Auditory Evoked Responses can be used as a textbook for graduate students enrolled in auditory electrophysiology and also as up-to-date resource on auditory evoked response measurement and analysis for practicing audiologists and hearing scientists.

11/09/2015: The future of Scientific Publishing

This announcement is not entirely related to the main topics of the OAE Portal,  but to Science and to Scientific Publishing. A new electronic Reader has been announced which integrates many interesting features, not present in the paper-version of scientific articles. Reader is a software platform that brings scientific and technical documents into the 21st century by adding intuitive navigation and rich context to scientific and technical documents. You can access manuscripts via a URL in your web browser and there is no software or app to install or configure.

The project has been funded from the KickStarter platform, where you can follow all the details and participate if you like.