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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OBITUARY: Prof Shanmugam Kameswaran (1923-2021)

Professor Shanmugam Kameswaran was born in 1923 and did his MBBS and MS at Madras Medical College, India, under PV Cherian who later became the Governor of Maharashtra, India. He worked as his assistant and left for the UK in...


Reflections on educational gatherings in the COVID era

The COVID pandemic has brought disruption and uncertainty for the organisers of medical conferences. ENT and audiology have always thrived on a healthy exchange of views and the sharing of knowledge across subspecialties and across national boundaries. Ray Clarke asked...


A snapshot of UK newborn hearing screening services during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, new guidance for newborn hearing screening programmes and management of audiology referrals was released by Public Health England [1,2]. There was also joint guidance from the UK professional bodies [3] and guidance from NHS England regarding...


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