Andrew Smith

Prevention of Hearing Loss (Otolaryngology Research Advances) editors: Valerie Newton, Peter Alberti, Andrew Smith (New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2012), £171.49.

Hearing loss damages speech and language development, slows school progress and hinders getting and keeping a job. It impairs interpersonal communication and causes isolation and stigmatization. Hearing loss numbers are increasing globally, particularly in developing countries where hearing loss is often neglected and forgotten. Nevertheless, new interventions are being developed for prevention and management of hearing loss in populations.

This unique book fulfils an urgent need for an in-depth review of the opportunities and processes for prevention of hearing loss, and ranges from basic science to applications in the field, and how these will affect people's lives.