From the editor November/December 2023

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 There can be no more pressing and worrying issue in the global consciousness than climate change. The alarming rise of disinformation...

Sustainable Practice

Guest Section Editor Brian D Westerberg, MD, FRCSC, MHSc, Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada; Head, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, Canada. Climate change is the greatest threat to human health today....

History of Hearing Device

Alex Griffiths-Brown, BSc(Hons), MRes, Senior Audiologist, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, Shrewsbury, UK. E: alex.griffiths-brown@nhs.netTwitter: @griffithsbrown1 When I was asked to edit ENT&A Nov/Dec 2023 on the history of hearing devices, I knew it was going to be...

Academic Achievement Award for De Wet Swanepoel

Congratulations to Daniël Christiaan De Wet Swanepoel for being one of the recipients of the University of Pretoria’s 2023 Academic Achievement Awards.

BIHIMA calls for minimum standard for assistive listening systems in theatres

Most theatres use assistive listening systems, but according to the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), this does not always ensure a good experience for audiences with hearing loss.

AIHHP launches blocked ears campaign

The Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP) has launched a campaign to help people find properly trained clinicians to remove wax.

International Newsround October 2023

Meetings in London, Peshawar and Verona.

UK hears its first Week of Sound

A week of events on the themes of hearing health, the sound environment and musical expression will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 16 to 20 October 2023.

Delegates receive audiometric equipment

This month’s Coalition for Global Hearing Health Conference (GHCC) in Los Angeles is helping delegates who work in low-resource environments.

International Newsround September 2023

New RSM presidents, audiology services in Scotland and phossy jaw among matchgirls.

Royal Society of Medicine – new presidents, new programme

Exciting changes are occurring at the ENT section of the Royal Society of Medicine over the next academic year. Professor Peter Rea and Professor Claire Hopkins, the incoming presidents of the Otology and the Laryngology & Rhinology Sections, have come together to create a combined programme.

Call to improve audiology services in Scotland

A review of audiology services in Scotland has found there are “many areas ripe for improvement,” identifying weaknesses in leadership, planning, training and quality. Introducing a report that makes more than 50 recommendations, Professor Jacqueline Taylor MBE, the independent chair...