Advisory Board Update from EAONO 2021

Three members of the Healthy Hearing Ears Advisory Board recently presented the initiative at EAONO 2021. The conference was held online between 6-10 September and we are happy to be able to share our presentations with you.

Dr. Douglas Backous introduced the Healthy Hearing Ears Initiative and discussed how we are working to change the treatment paradigm for patients with chronic otitis media related hearing loss. In order to achieve our goal, Doug conveyed how we must facilitate evidence- based decision-making, targeted research, and systematic data collection.

Next, Professor Thomas Lenarz provided an overview of the current status of hearing rehabilitation of patients with chronic otitis media. In his presentation he highlighted current research priorities and barriers that prevent adequate hearing restoration in patients with chronic otitis media.

Professor Myrthe Hol presented new data on a recently completed registry study (currently under peer-review), where we investigated healthcare consumption in patients with chronic otitis media related hearing loss. Below, Myrthe will talk you through this very interesting study that allowed us to gain a better understanding of resource utilization and costs related to chronic otitis media.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more about our initiative as it continues to gain momentum. Please reach out to us if you have any questions via info@healthyhearingears.org and stay tuned for the recordings from our latest seminar, held on October 14th, which we will post very soon.  

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