Congratulations to our KJ Lee book competition winner!

We are delighted to announce that Raluca Horhat, an ENT Specialist in Romania, is the winner of our recent KJ Lee book competition, winning a prize copy of Leeway: Reaching Beyond Expectations. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition...

EAFPS webinar series

The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery has organised a series of webinars for its members which are taking place on Zoom once a month from January to July 2021. They include interesting topics such as facial injectables, facial rejuvenations,...

Nottingham hearing experts launch CHEAR (COVID and hearing) study

Researchers based in Nottingham are launching an in-depth and ongoing study into the possible effects of COVID-19 on patients’ hearing, tinnitus and balance. The CHEAR (COVID and hearing, otherwise known as ‘Measuring Hearing, Tinnitus and Balance following COVID-19’) Study will...

ENT Masterclass virtual events available to watch online

ENT Masterclass® organised two major virtual events in January and March of 2021, which are now available to access online. The Annual January ENT Masterclass® took place on 29-31 January 2021 and was presented as a pre-recorded web event. This...

Cochlear Implant International Community of Action: closing the gap in CI provision

The 25 February was International Cochlear Implant (CI) Day. Over 50 years after the introduction of CIs, how far have we progressed in ensuring access to CI and CI services for those who could benefit? Only between five and 10%...

First ever WHO World Report on Hearing launched on 3 March

On 3 March, thousands of people in over 100 countries joined together to celebrate World Hearing Day and to work together towards patient-centred ear and hearing care for all. This day also marked the historic launch of the first ever...

From the editor MarApr 2021

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net Over the last 12 months, we have all been through different phases in our attitude to...

ENT in this issue...Historical Figures in ENT and Audiology

GUEST SECTION EDITORS Katherine Conroy, ST7 at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Northwestern Deanery, Department of ENT, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK. E: katherine.conroy@cantab.net Prof Ray Clarke, BA, BSc, DCH FRCS, FRCS(ORL), Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK;...

Audiology in this issue...Age-related Hearing Loss and Dementia

GUEST SECTION EDITOR Barbara E Weinstein, PhD, Professor and Founding Executive Officer Health Sciences Doctoral Programs, Graduate Center, CUNY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA. E: bweinstein@gc.cuny.edu The prevalence of dementia is escalating worldwide,...

COVID-19 Audiology Useful Resources

Below is a list of useful resources connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as and when more become available. April 2021 - Robert M DiSogra. COVID-19 Survey: Disposing of Cerumen from Patients with a Positive History...

First ever World Report on Hearing

With less than three weeks to go, the countdown has begun to the launch of the first ever World Report on Hearing on World Hearing Day, 3 March 2021. Through the global launch of the report, WHO intends to reach,...

Smell training recommended to recover loss of smell after COVID-19

It is estimated that 5% of the population (around 3 million people in the UK) have a smell disorder, meaning they are unable to smell properly, if at all. Anosmia, the loss of smell and taste, is one of the...