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Annelies Kusters: exploring deaf communities globally

Pioneering deaf scholar, Annelies Kusters, shares insights from her global research journey spanning two decades in deaf communities worldwide. You’ve travelled the world extensively through your work – what’s surprised you most about the different communities that you’ve studied? My...

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight! & Arrivals

This series of stories is dedicated to those of you with whom some of these moments were shared (or endured) and, above all, to my amazing and long-suffering husband, David Howard. Most of you know him as an exceptional head...

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OBITUARY: Peter Valentin Tomazic (1982-2024)

By Wytske Fokkens & Claire Hopkins It is with shock and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved friend, Valentin, who left us on June 3rd. Valentin was a bright, kind, and loving individual who touched the...

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Helping provide hearing happiness in Malawi

Children with hearing loss in low-income countries face many obstacles. UK-trained audiologist Chikondi Kuthyola shares her story and Malawi’s strides in cochlear implantation. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. In developing countries, deaf children and adolescents...

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A legendary ‘parotid adenoma’: teaching aid or trophy? & The stapes: a classical heresy

A legendary ‘parotid adenoma’: teaching aid or trophy? A wander through the glass cases of the newly refurbished Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in London presents a particularly impressive sight to any ENT surgeon. The salivary adenoma...

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Patient initiated follow-up in head and neck cancer

Is it time for a change in the way we follow up head and neck cancer patients after treatment? Paul Nankivell and Hisham Mehanna explain the rationale for the PETNECK2 trial. After completion of curative intent treatment, clinical follow-up currently...

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The experience of being a new ENT SHO

In this article, Matt Donachie shares insights on the daunting yet enjoyable experience of starting as an ENT junior doctor, offering valuable advice. Starting your first job as a junior doctor in any specialty in the UK can be a...

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Endoscopic ‘syringe and cutdown’ technique for nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children

This article presents a novel yet simple technique to help in the management of congenital NLDO. The authors propose it as a valuable addition to existing standard procedures. Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) is a condition encountered within the first...

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Patient-led wax and aural foreign body removal technology – is it safe?

As ENT and audiology professionals, wax impaction and aural foreign bodies are common presentations to our clinic that can cause significant distress to patients and can preclude diagnostic testing such as pure tone audiograms and tympanometry. We often advise patients...

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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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