ENT & Audiology in this issue...Music

Music is a central part of many people’s lives, and ENT surgeons and audiologists frequently treat patients whose musical experience is affected by pathology. For September/October 2021, we explore a number of areas in which patients need the support of otologists, laryngologists, audiologists, and others.

From the editor SepOct 2021

As the pandemic evolves, the world seems to be divided into those countries that are fortunate enough to have good vaccine coverage and, hence, are able to open up their societies; and those who do not have an adequate vaccine roll-out and are having to live with significant restrictions or high levels of prevalent disease.

International Newsround August 2021

Read our August 2021 edition of Digital International Newsround here.

CIICA’s new resources: summaries of the CI information from the WHO World Report on Hearing

The new global network, CI International Community of Action (CIICA) has produced four summaries from the exciting and comprehensive World Report on Hearing 2021. These summarise the information and evidence about cochlear implants (CIs) included in the report which are...

Intelligent real-time sign language translator designed by teens wins £20,000 national tech-for-good prize

On 16 July 2021, an intelligent real-time sign language translator designed by teens was announced as a winner for a £20,000 tech-for-good prize for 11-16-year-olds. The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize challenges young, innovative minds to design and develop technological solutions...

Women in ENT Surgery (WENTS UK) launch a podcast series with a difference

This podcast series is a realisation of a vision to showcase WENTS UK as a society, their values, ethos and how they aspire to pave the way for change by exploring controversial topics in conversation. From the launch of the...

BLA Connections: A Clear Voice – BLA podcast celebrates its first anniversary with the launch of series 3

The British Laryngological Association's popular podcast, BLA Connections: A Clear Voice, is now a year old and continues to go from strength to strength. In May 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BLA launched its first...

‘What does Sound Look like to You?’ Art competition

Artists are being put to the test to represent sound in a visual artform, as part of a competition hosted by the charity, Helping Uganda Schools, and supported by ENT & Audiology News and the Manchester City Art Gallery. Submissions...

ENT & Audiology News distributor in Spain, Puntolab Audición, celebrates its first anniversary

Puntolab Audición has a sound room where the sound environments of patients’ daily lives are simulated, and where hearing aids can be fitted more accurately, anticipating any issues that may arise. It could be called a ‘wind tunnel’ for hearing...

From the editor JulAug 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 It’s rare that one of our five senses hits the headlines and touches the public consciousness,...

Audiology in this issue...Genomics

Priya Carling, AuD, Director and Consultant Audiologist, Kent Hearing Ltd, UK. E: priya@Kenthearing.com As a working clinical audiologist, my focus every day is predominantly diagnostics of hearing loss, closely followed by management of ear pathology and rehabilitation of hearing loss...

ENT in this issue...Smell

Chris Potter, MA, FRCS(Eng), FRCS (ORL), Consultant ENT Surgeon, Torbay Hospital, UK. E: potler@doctors.org.uk The lack of attention to olfaction as a cultural experience is hard to explain in world literature. It is even harder to explain when one regards...