He established the Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme and the Ear Foundation, an educational charity supporting deaf children. He has been involved in several multi-centre trials of cochlear implantation and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has delivered the Toynbee Memorial Lecture. He was recognised in the Guinness World Records for surgical innovation and by The Times as one of Britain’s Top Doctors. He has been President of the Section of Otology, Royal Society of Medicine, London and is now Master-Elect of the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology for 2020.

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Rask-Andersen made honorary member of ENT UK

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