This week at Hearing International, we are proud to have our guest author Dr. Tarek El Dessouki, discuss a very real problem that is a significant issue to cochlear implant patients in the Middle East. This area of the world has seen significant turmoil in the past number of years. The conflict of military interests and the need to hear and understand with a cochlear implant offers an interesting dichotomy that is too often not even considered. Although this issue is virtually unheard of in the United States, Dr. Dessouky has patients where this issue of significant everyday concern. He discusses the very real problems that are part of signal jamming in Iraq and other areas where cochlear implants and military operations coexist.
This Week’s Guest Author:
Tarek El Dessouki, M.D., is a 2002 Audiological Medicine graduate of the Cairo University Medical School in Cairo, Egypt. He is currently Lecturer and Director of Audiological Medicine at the BeniSwif Medical School, BeniSwif, Egypt. He is a member of the Egyptian Syndicate for Medical Doctors, The Egyptian ORL Society and the American Academy of Audiology.