European Laryngological Society (ELS) meets British Laryngological Association (BLA)

The meeting of the European Laryngological Society in May is being held in London, and is co-hosted by the British Laryngological Association. The President of the ELS, Ricard Simo, and the Secretary of the BLA, Declan Costello, exchanged thoughts about...

In conversation with Professor David Kemp

Ted Killan, Vice-Chair of the British Society of Audiology (BSA), caught up with Professor Kemp to discuss his scientific journey over the past 40 years, and what we can expect from OAEs in the future. Prof David T Kemp. In...

In conversation with Shelly Chadha

This year’s theme for World Hearing Day 2018 on 3 March is discussed by Shelly Chadha of the World Hearing Organization (WHO). She explains the importance of the event and how every hearing care professional can get involved and contribute...

ENT across borders – revisited

The exceptional Professor Muaaz Tarabichi is known to many as a pioneer of endoscopic ear surgery, and a founder of generous scholarships to trainees from developing countries. He also has an inspiring story of how he came to his current...

Migration adventures

One of the most inspiring stories in this issue comes from our very own Shahed Quraishi, OBE. His first mentor in the UK, Pat Bradley, spoke with him about his fascinating journey. Professor M Shahed Quraishi, OBE. Shahed, by way...

From India to Bonnie Scotland

Not many people know that one of the UK’s first cochlear implant surgeons was Raj Singh, OBE, an Indian immigrant whose passions for otology and technology led him to found the Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme, and the Help to Hear...

In conversation with Professor John Fenton

John Fenton, Republic of Ireland, has recently been appointed President of the Union Européene Des Médicins Spécialistes (UEMS) ORL or European Union of Medical Specialists ORL Section. We caught up with him to find out a little more about his...

In conversation with Valerie Lund, BACO International 2018 Master

Professor Lund is ‘Master’ of BACO International 2018. She was made an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in October, the first woman in ENT to receive this. ENT & Audiology News Editor, Declan Costello, caught up with...

Professor Hugh Montgomery

BACO International 2018 has some truly astonishing speakers, but perhaps none more astonishing than Hugh Montgomery. His friend and colleague David Howard chatted with him about some of his diverse interests. Prof Hugh Montgomery. Prof Hugh Montgomery will be giving...

In conversation with Vinidh Paleri, BACO International 2018 Academic Committee Lead

Vin Paleri has a central role in BACO International 2018 as the lead of the Academic Committee. Declan Costello caught up with him to discuss the role, and the most academically exciting aspects of the meeting. What is the international...

In conversation with AAA President, Jackie Clark

Jackie Clark, PhD, is a clinical audiologist, professor of audiology, and researcher. She is also the new President of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). While on an annual working trip to South Africa, Jackie answered a few questions about...

In conversation with De Wet Swanepoel

A revolutionary new otoscope is using artificial intelligence to dramatically improve access to ear and hearing care in South African outreach communities. Carolina Leal, spoke to Professor De Wet Swanepoel of the University of Pretoria about how his team developed...