Incoming RSM Presidents share their plans for a year like no other!

It is a great honour for me to take on the Presidency of the Section of Laryngology and Rhinology at the Royal Society of Medicine. We have a very interesting, thought-provoking and educational programme ahead.

Young ESPO - calling all young paediatric otolaryngologists

Young ESPO welcomes all junior otolaryngologists with a special interest in paediatrics to become part of a community of training doctors, and share clinical and research knowledge on paediatric ENT!

Global CI Collaborative: Futures Forum - Webinar Series July 2020

In July 2020, the Global CI Collaborative launched a series of webinars to highlight the challenges and learnings COVID has brought to the cochlear implant world. COVID has changed healthcare practice globally, requiring rapid service reconfiguration and novel pathways to deliver cochlear implantation for all ages...

International Newsround September 2020

Welcome to the September 2020 issue of ENT & Audiology News International eNewsround. Please get in touch if you would like to submit a report.

COVID masks & hearing loss: communication tips & advice

As COVID continues and face masks are deemed mandatory in many places, hearing loss experts Clear Living have launched two new visual graphics with an accompanying article featuring tips and advice to help aid communication with those affected by hearing...

Protective SNAP device to be provided free to the NHS

Four thousand SNAP devices will be distributed to all NHS hospitals with an ENT department for free. The device, developed by endoscope-i during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safe nasoendoscopy assisted procedures, is a one-way valve which fits on to...

IFOS Vancouver postponed until 2022

The unprecedented events over the past nine months have challenged all of us, including the committee organising IFOS 2021 Vancouver. The local organising committee, IFOS Board and the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery have been assessing the...

Watch the AAO-HNSF 2020 virtual opening ceremony

The AAO-HNSF kicked off their meeting with their first-ever virtual opening ceremony on 13 September. Watch it here.

Bernard Colman (1924-2020)

Bernard’s teaching to trainees in the specialty was inspirational. He was so proud of them all and...

Hearing loss: a challenge in Uganda

The charity, Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS), started 25 years ago. It funds the building of schools and sponsors young adults to university level. Education empowers, enhances lives and gives prosperity to countries.

Alan Gibb (1919-2020)

Alan Gibb, who passed away on 5 September aged 101, was the Grand Old Man of...

Singing and COVID-19 – research on aerosols and singing

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, clusters of disease occurred in choirs. This led to an assumption that singing was inherently ‘dangerous’ and governments around the world rapidly banned singing. The ban was then extended to...