David Pothier Travelling Fellowship

David Pothier was a giant in the field of endoscopic ear surgery. His expertise and gifted teaching skills have benefited many surgeons and their patients, both in Canada and around the world. David also assisted us here at ENT &...

From the editor...MarApr19

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 We were absolutely delighted with the turnout (over-subscribed) and feedback (overwhelmingly positive) for our Study Day...

ENT in this issue...The Future of ENT (Mar/Apr19)

Chris CoulsonENT Surgeon; Managing Director of endoscope-i E: chris@endoscope-i.com The future, predict it at your peril’, said me – just now. But despite this (rather late) warning, we have managed to commission five articles from futurists within our midst. The...

Audiology in this issue...Advances in the Diagnostic Test Battery (Mar/Apr19)

Priya Carling, AuD, Director and Consultant Audiologist,Kent Hearing Ltd, UK. E: priya@Kenthearing.com The 3 March is the World Health Organisation’s World Hearing Day 2019. This year, the theme is ‘check your hearing’ to encourage early identification and management of hearing...

Nominations Open for Heinz Stammberger Award for Excellence in Teaching by MEAO-HNS

Nominations for the Heinz Stammberger Award for Excellence in Teaching are now open. The prize honours Otorhinolaryngologists who have contributed significantly to ENT education, and is brought to you by the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (MEAO-HNS)....

Andrew Coulter becomes new BSHAA president

Andrew Coulter became BSHAA’s new president at the Council meeting at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 10 January. Andrew is the first directly elected president of BSHAA, the professional body for independent audiologists. He was elected as...

African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancers

Report by: Johan Fagan MBChB, MMed; Mark Zafereo MD; Dr Paul Onakoya MBBS International management guidelines for head and neck cancers have limited value in limited resource settings due to lack of access to reliable cytology, ultrasound, CT, MRI, positron-emission...

BACO Revisited - 1991

British Academic Conference (BACO) Revisited: Dublin, 1991 Report by: Musheer Hussain In anticipation of BACO 2020, Musheer Hussain takes a look back at some of the BACO conferences of past years, beginning with a memorable few days in Dublin in...

North of England Otolaryngology Society: Innovation Prize Award

By Robin Sebastian (University of Manchester), Joe Yapp (University of Manchester), Sadie Khwaja (University Hospital South Manchester) Surgical simulation provides an opportunity for trainees to practise procedures in a safe, controlled environment without risk to patients. Anatomical simulation is most...

WHO (World Health Organisation) World Hearing Day 2019

World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, WHO decides the theme and develops a brochure...

Entries open for AOTY 2019 award

Nominations are open for the annual Audiologist of Year award (AOTY) 2019 competition, now in its 12th year. The award is organised by Rayovac in partnership with Audio Infos, the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) and the European Federation...

Audiologist wins ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Caption: (L-R) Falklands Veteran Simon Weston CBE, Karen Finch and Lord Chris Rennard MBE The founder and MD of one of East Anglia’s leading hearing care companies, The Hearing Care Centre, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by...