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The business of audiology: unbundling

Many professions, such as law, accounting, engineering and some areas of healthcare charge hourly rates in a fee-for-service model. Administratively, this can be a challenge to track hours, bill clients/patients, and collect payment, but this does lend toward greater transparency...

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Ergonomics in otorhinolaryngology

Raewyn Campbell is a rhinologist and skull base surgeon in Sydney, Australia. Prior to training in medicine, she was trained as a physiotherapist, and she brings both disciplines into her research on ergonomics in surgery. Surgeons need to look after...

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Hyposalivation: a review of current and future treatments

Hyposalivation remains a stubbornly difficult condition to treat, but novel therapies may not be far away. Saliva has many essential functions, including aiding digestion and swallowing, lubrication, maintaining tooth integrity and antibacterial activity. When patients experience reduced saliva production (hyposalivation),...

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Reflected glory: the race to claim the laryngeal mirror

“None of today’s young doctors can start to imagine the feeling of professional helplessness and despair that prevailed before the invention of the laryngeal mirror. Thousands of people died, whom we were not able to help, or even bring relief...

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Panos Dimitriadis: my experience of the CEORL-HNS

Many of us are invited to ENT conferences throughout the year and, as a trainee, it can sometimes be difficult to decide on which ones will be suitable for our stage in training. In this article, Amir Habeeb interviews Panos...

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Cochlear implant care for deaf children in Côte d’Ivoire

Deafness is a global public health problem. More than 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) live with hearing loss, and 430 million of them have disabling hearing loss, including 34 million children. In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly eight...

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At-home earplug testing – a first of its kind

As an audiologist, it can be difficult to confirm the proper fit of earplugs. Although we can use sound field testing to assess the attenuation of the earplugs, this is not equipment that every audiology clinic has. Unfortunately, without proper...

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Building low-cost high-fidelity simulation for ENT

In this article, the authors describe their ingenious technique to produce affordable yet realistic simulation models for some common ENT procedures. The use of surgical simulation in otolaryngology training has significantly increased in recent years. This is most likely due...

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  • Two decades of ENT Masterclass®, honour for Kelvin Kong and AIHHP Hearing Expo.
  • Congratulations to Professor Kelvin Kong, Australia’s first Indigenous ENT surgeon, who has been given one of the country’s most prestigious honours.
  • The Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit has renewed a call for volunteers to take part in its COACH programme. The UK-wide trail aims to generate evidence about the use of hearing aids.

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