Could hearing aids help stave off dementia in older adults?

HearCog is a two-year randomised control trial of hearing loss and dementia being undertaken by Ear Science Institute Australia (Ear Science). The study is investigating whether hearing aids can delay or arrest cognitive decline.

Accolade for hearing-loss experts

The ARO Pioneer Award in Basic Science for 2024 has been given to Dr Andrej Kral and Dr Stephen G Lomber in recognition of their fundamental work on understanding brain plasticity after hearing loss.

Newsround February 2024

Two decades of ENT Masterclass®, honour for Kelvin Kong and AIHHP Hearing Expo.

Kelvin Kong made Member of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Professor Kelvin Kong, Australia’s first Indigenous ENT surgeon, who has been given one of the country’s most prestigious honours.

COACH calls for participants

The Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit has renewed a call for volunteers to take part in its COACH programme. The UK-wide trail aims to generate evidence about the use of hearing aids.

OBITUARY: Professor Vittorio Colletti (1943–2024)

After a long illness, Professor Vittorio Colletti, born in 1943, passed away on 2 January 2024 at the age of 80.

Newsround January 2024

Valerie Lund made Dame Commander DBE, Annelies Kusters makes professor... and who created the laryngeal mirror?

CEORL-HNS Dublin 2024

Guest Section Editor Michael Kuo, PhD, FRCS, DCH, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK; Scientific Chair, CEORL-HNS Dublin 2024. June next year will see the 7th Congress of European ORL-HNS, held in Dublin....

From the editor January/February 2024

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS),Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.netTw: @Voicedoctor_uk Welcome to January/February 2024 – I hope you have had a restful Christmas break and that you are raring to go...

The Business of Audiology

Brian J Fligor, PhD, PASC, President, Audiologist-in-Chief, Tobias & Battite Hearing Wellness, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. When it works well, capitalism is an excellent driver of innovation, generation of wealth, and adherence to best practices resulting in optimal outcomes. When...

CEORL-HNS observership travel grants

The Confederation of European ORL-HNS has announced a set of grants and scholarships for 2024.

Valerie J Lund made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Valerie Lund who has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to rhinology in the UK’s 2024 New Year Honours List. Awarded by King Charles, the list recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.