ENTtoday: December 2009


Tech Talk

Product Watch

Each month, Product Watch offers readers the latest information on new and innovative products for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons.


Everyday Ethics, Tech Talk

Hearing Aid Update

Hearing aids-external electronic devices used to help individuals with hearing loss-traditionally consist of a microphone, an analog-to-digital converter, a digital signal processor, a digital-to-analog converter, and a receiver that delivers an acoustic signal into the external auditory canal. In 2008, 97% of all hearing aids sold used digital processing. Catherine V. Palmer, PhD, provides a review of current digital hearing aids.

Everyday Ethics, Health Policy

Experts Debate Pediatric Airway Issues

In a recent debate-style panel, five otolaryngologists addressed topical clinical issues relating to the pediatric airway ranging from adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep symptoms, to whether cidofovir should be used as a standard treatment in children with recurrent respiratory papillomas.