1. Significant others of patients with hearing and balance disorders report positive experiences.

    International Journal of Audiology 53(4):285 (2014) PMID 24617594

  2. The acceptance of hearing disability among adults experiencing hearing difficulties: a cross-sectional study.

    BMJ Open 4(1):e004066 (2014) PMID 24401726 PMCID PMC3902329

    This study developed the Hearing Disability Acceptance Questionnaire (HDAQ) and tested its construct and concurrent validities. Cross-sectional. A total of 90 participants who were experiencing hearing difficulties were recruited in the UK. The HDAQ was developed based on the Tinnitus Acceptance...
  3. Audiological practice in India: an internet-based survey of audiologists.

    Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Nec... 65(Suppl 3):636 (2013) PMID 24427729 PMCID PMC3889337

    The field of Audiology in India has expanded exponentially in recent years. Audiologists practice in a variety of work places. However, little is known about the practice trends across these several work places. An Internet-based survey probing into Audiology practice was conducted between June ...
  4. Use of the 'patient journey' model in the internet-based pre-fitting counseling of a person with hearing disability: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

    Trials 14:25 (2013) PMID 23347711 PMCID PMC3561257

    Hearing impairment is one of the most frequent chronic conditions. Persons with a hearing impairment (PHI) have various experiences during their 'journey' through hearing loss. In our previous studies we have developed a 'patient journey' model of PHI and their communication partners (CPs). We s...
  5. Communication Partners' Journey through Their Partner's Hearing Impairment.

    International Journal of Otolaryngology 2013:707910 (2013) PMID 23533422 PMCID PMC3600184

    The objective of this study was to further develop the Ida Institute model on communication partners' (CPs) journey through experiences of person with hearing impairment (PHI), based on the perspectives of CPs. Nine CPs of hearing aid users participated in this study, recruited through the Swans...
  6. Parental reported benefits and shortcomings of cochlear implantation: Pilot study findings from Southeast Asia.

    PMID 22800983

    The aim of the study was to understand the reported benefits and shortcomings by parents of children with cochlear implants and who contribute towards the cost of the implant. Thirty parents of children with cochlear implants from a hearing impaired school in Southeast Asia completed open-ended ...
  7. Professor Dafydd Stephens 1942-2012.

    International Journal of Audiology 51(10):714 (2012) PMID 22937982

  8. Auditory complaints in scuba divers: an overview.

    Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Nec... 64(1):71 (2012) PMID 23448900 PMCID PMC3244586

    Pre-1970s, diving was seen as a predominantly male working occupation. Since then it has become a popular hobby, with increasing access to SCUBA diving while on holiday. For a leisure activity, diving puts the auditory system at the risk of a wide variety of complaints. However, there is still i...
  9. Health behavior change in hearing healthcare: a discussion paper.

    Audiology Research 2(1):e4 (2012) PMID 26557333 PMCID PMC4630952

    Health behavior change (HBC) refers to facilitating changes to habits and/or behavior related to health. In healthcare practice, it is quite common that the interactions between practitioner and patient involve conversations related to HBC. This could be mainly in relation to the practitioner tr...
  10. Audiogram: is there a need for change in the approach to categorize the degree/severity of hearing loss?

    International Journal of Audiology 50(9):638 (2011) PMID 21190395

  11. The genetic basis of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD).

    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolary... 75(2):151 (2011) PMID 21176974

    Auditory neuropathy is a hearing disorder where outer hair cell function within the cochlea is normal, but inner hair cell and/or the auditory nerve function is disrupted. It is a heterogeneous disorder which can have either congenital or acquired causes. Furthermore, the aetiology of auditory n...
  12. Music exposure and hearing disorders: an overview.

    International Journal of Audiology 49(1):54 (2010) PMID 20001447

    It has been generally accepted that excessive exposure to loud music causes various hearing symptoms (e.g. tinnitus) and consequently leads to a risk of permanent hearing damage, known as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Such potential risk of NIHL due to loud music exposure has been widely in...