04 Nov -04 Nov
11:00 -12:30

During this online webinar we will look at the challenges of providing audiological support for children who are suffering from recurrent/chronic OME. We will take a closer look at Bone Anchored devices and how they can be one of the simplest and most effective solutions for providing children with OME  access to high quality sound whilst they grow out of their glue ear or it is resolved for them. With the outbreak of Covid-19, many hospitals are now cancelling elective surgeries such as grommet insertion – this has led many audiologists to take a closer look at the other treatment options available, for chronic or recurrent OME.

During the webinar you will learn:

  • Current solutions and challenges for audiologists in supporting children affected by OME
  • Review of the latest evidence that chronic/recurrent OME can have long-term effects on auditory processing
  • How Ponto 4 can be an ideal solution for treating chronic/ recurrent OME and helping to prevent long term problems
  • Plymouth Paediatric audiology teams experience in setting up a glue ear service

Register for the webinar here


Speaker Biographies

Barinder Samra

Barinder is an Audiological Scientist with extensive clinical experience in the assessment and fitting of hearing aids with both adult and paediatric patients, as well as audio-vestibular testing.  Additionally, Barinder has worked for the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, performing assessments of CI candidacy and CI device tuning.  Barinder is currently working for Oticon Medical, Denmark where he is responsible for clinical training and support for Bone Anchored Hearing Systems.

Stuart Harris

Stuart is a Paediatric Clinical Scientist (Audiology) at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS trust. He has worked in a variety of clinical roles within Audiology since September 1997.

Stuart’s current role involves working with children diagnosed with permanent childhood hearing loss from birth to transition to adulthood. He is also responsible for helping to support a small team of Audiology colleagues.

Stuart has an MBA from Exeter University and am currently in the 5th cohort (year 3) of the HSST program at Manchester University.

Stuart has been supporting families with persistent glue ear for a number of years and locally alongside colleagues from ENT have helped deliver a direct listing grommet service. In 2015, the option of using bone conduction as an intervention for persistent glue ear and have been offering this to families since.