Newsround December 2023

Teenage ENTs, 18th National ENT Masterclass® and cancer survivor’s conference report.

Medway Medical Fayres

For the last five years, Professor Rahul Kanegaonkar has been running Medway Medical Fayres for children in Kent, UK. Free to attend, the fayres take place at Medway Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University and allow 12–13-year-olds from less affluent backgrounds to experience a breadth of medical specialties.

Ida Institute joins Demant

The Ida Institute, the hearing-care pioneer, has joined Demant, the Denmark-based hearing healthcare group.

Cochlear implant services matter

A global survey of deaf and hard of hearing adults has found very high satisfaction rates with cochlear implants (CI).

World Hearing Day 2024

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the theme of the next World Hearing Day.

Newsround November 2023

Blocked ears, assistive listening systems and the first word from Uzbekistan, Nashville and Bucharest...

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.