In conversation with Duncan Boak, founder of Fifth Sense

Anosmia Our sense of smell is something we take for granted – but imagine if it wasn’t there… We see many patients who struggle with anosmia, but perhaps don’t always appreciate how much of an effect it has on their...

AUDIOLOGY - In conversation with Yury Konstantinovich Yanov

Focussing on trauma and the military, it is fitting to include this interview with ENT Professor and Russian Army General Yury Konstantinovich Yanov. Professor Gerard O’Donoghue had the honour of putting some questions to this eminent figure in Russian ENT,...

In conversation with Muaaz Tarabichi

Guest Editor, Chris Coulson, speaks to Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, a pioneer of endoscopic ear surgery, about how he has seen the technique evolve during his career, what challenges early EES practitioners have faced and his predictions for the future of...

In conversation with Professor Jatin Shah

We are honoured to welcome renowned head and neck surgeon, Professor Jatin Shah as Guest Editor of this edition of ENT and Audiology News. Here he speaks to Section Editor, Charlie Giddings, about his career, memorable achievements and advice for...

In conversation with Professor Anne Schilder

Flying the flag for research in ENT, hearing and balance Anne Schilder is an NIHR Research Professor and leads the evidENT team at the Ear Institute at University College London. She also holds a Chair in Paediatric ENT at UCL...

In conversation with David Baguley

A reflective discussion with a scientist-practitioner in tinnitus David Baguley has worked in audiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital since 1985, becoming the Consultant Clinical Scientist in 1989. In 2006, David received an International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of...

In conversation with Professor Valerie Lund CBE

Valerie Lund is Professor of Rhinology at the Ear Institute, University College London and is an Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (Royal Free Trust), Moorfields Eye Hospital, University College Hospital and Imperial...

AUDIOLOGY - In conversation with Chris Mennan: A patient’s perspective on 
single-sided deafness

Chris Mennan is a retired policeman and started working as an Audiology Technical Officer at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust in 2012. In this article he speaks to ENT and Audiology News Features Editor, Alex Griffiths-Brown, about his...

In conversation with Professor N Isshiki: History of laryngeal framework

Mr Yakubu Karagama recently returned from a travelling fellowship at Isshiki Memorial Clinic Kyoto where he was delighted to interview Professor Isshiki about his groundbreaking work in laryngeal framework surgery. Professor Isshiki (left) discusses the history of thyroplasty with Mr...

In conversation with Professor Wolfgang Pirsig

Professor Wolfgang Pirsig is a key figure in the field of ENT history and is known for his fascinating discoveries of ENT features in art and historical objects. He kindly agreed to be interviewed for this special history focus by...

In conversation with Alan Gibb

Esteemed ENT surgeon Alan Gibb is held in high regard for his achievements in ORL, academia and teaching. In this article he shares his memories of a life devoted to ENT and medicine with ENT and Audiology News Trainee Matters...

AUDIOLOGY - In conversation with Hans Henrik Philipsen

So your background is in social research, how did you develop an interest in this area? I have always had an immense curiosity when it comes to understanding other people and other cultures. My early experience as a teenager in...