Audiology in this issue...Hyperacusis (Jan/Feb19)

Audiologists, otologists, and auditory neuroscientists are accustomed to dealing with problems of hearing loss but, until recently, little attention has been given to the experience of hearing sound too intensely. This experience is variously given the names hyperacusis, and reduced or decreased sound tolerance, and the affected individual finds everyday sound intensely and excruciatingly loud, rendering workplaces, shops, and social spaces intolerable.

From the editor...JanFeb19

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS),Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK Email: d.costello@nhs.net Welcome As we turn the corner from 2018 into 2019, it is interesting to reflect that we...

International Newsround December 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of International Newsround

Painting pictures of hearing loss with poetry and prose

The power and potential of creative writing as therapy is to be explored in a new project aimed at people with different hearing loss and hearing-related problems. The callout for original personal accounts and reflections of this common and life-affecting...

International Newsround November 2018

Welcome to the November 2018 edition of International Newsround

ENT in this issue... Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (NovDec18)

But for the clumsiness of increasing the number of letters in the acronym, ‘ENT’ would have grown to include recognition of the subspecialties of skull base surgery, facial plastic surgery and paediatric ENT surgery, of which management of ENT problems in children has seen perhaps the greatest development.

Audiology in this issue... Paediatric Audiology Gamechangers (NovDec18)

Fifty years ago, the National Conference on Education of the Deaf followed up on the Babbidge Report of 1965, recognising the failure of oralism in deaf education. Because young, deaf children at that time did not have access to sound, they could not develop speech and language. Further, because children were identified at two years or later, early intervention was only a dream.

EUHA has voted: Beate Gromke is its new President

On 17 October 2018, the General Assembly of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) elected the Executive Committee of EUHA for the next three years. EUHA members have voted Beate Gromke President of EUHA. Eva Keil-Becker will be...

Daniel Ballinger Memorial Fund Student Grant – call for applications

Members of the online forum, Tinnitus Talk, and the wider tinnitus community, seek to promote inquiry and investigation that will lead towards a cure for tinnitus. They are working in conjunction with the British Tinnitus Association to identify a recipient...

Have you thought about becoming an Intercollegiate examiner?

The Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Otolaryngology is keen to recruit examiners for the intercollegiate exam.

The David Pothier Travelling Fellowship in Endoscopic Ear Surgery

"Live not as thought there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours." – Marcus Aurelius

Innovative German audiologist scoops prestigious European award

"Never before had I met an audiologist who listened so intently, engaged so professionally with my problems and inspired such confidence." An innovative audiologist from Germany has won a prestigious European award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the...