Perspectives on audiology training and education in Canada and New Zealand

In this edition of Trainee Matters we look at audiology training in two different locations from around the world, Canada and New Zealand. Marshall Chasin gives us an overview of the education system in Canada, while Amy Arrowsmith explains the...

In conversation with Miss Romola Dunsmore “ENT training in my day”

Emma Stapleton is an ST8 in Otolaryngology at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, UK. For her first Trainee Matters article, Emma and her colleague, Ruth Capper (Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Doncaster Royal Infirmary), spoke to 92-year-old ENT surgeon Romola...

A comparison of two different audiology roles in Denmark and the United Kingdom

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that there are over 360 million people with a disabling hearing loss in the world. Disabling hearing loss is considered to be a loss of greater than 40 decibels (dB) in the better hearing...

RSM ‘Otology Dragon’s Den’

Figure 1. Prof Gerry O’Donoghue with the presenters at the Dragon’s Den event. From left to right:Back row: Prof Gerry O’Donoghue, Mr Vik Veer, Mr Alex Yao, Miss Natalie Hopka, Prof Tony Narula, Mr Matt Clark, Miss Emma Stapleton, Mr...

Audiology Training – Time to change our Spots? A student’s perspective of the Scientist Training Programme

In the “Just-so Stories”, the accomplished wordsmith Rudyard Kipling details how the leopard got his spots. Which concludes that the leopard will never change his appearance again as he is quite content just the way he is. The former degree...

An interview about ENT – ‘edutainment’ with Short Sharp Scratch Productions

Short Sharp Scratch Productions came to the attention of Rosaleen Shine (one of the ENT & audiology news team members) who forwarded details of their YouTube videos. Omar Hafeez-Bore and Nicola Lowe created a series of informative and educational videos...