This section is devoted to reviewing the latest books, CDs and DVDs in the fields of ENT and audiology. Our reviews are intended to provide useful guidance for end users who will find the books helpful in their day-to-day practice.
Authors who would like their books reviewed in this section or publishers interested in having their books reviewed should contact Polly Chester by email on polly@pinpoint-scotland.com

Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Second Edition

As you might expect from two authors of such stature, this book is extremely effective and well written. In form it is as close to a pop-science book as one could get while still being very much focussed for those...

The Chronic Ear

For me, the title of this book conjures up an historical image. I imagine an early 20th century consulting room, an otologist with a head mirror and bull’s eye lamp. A pre-antibiotic era in which a patient’s otorrhoea is meticulously...

Telepractice in Audiology

Telepractice in Audiology is a useful insight and presents information in an easy to digest format whilst still being comprehensive. The book is aimed at those who may be unfamiliar with the concept of telepractice and those who may be...

The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves, 1st edition

Exactly 60 years after Dr William Rustad’s 47 page publication on the recurrent laryngeal nerve and thyroid surgery, Prof Gregory Randolph from Boston has edited a unique state-of –the-art review of the recurrent and laryngeal nerves for thyroid and parathyroid...

Anatomy for Plastic Surgery of the Face, Head, and Neck

This textbook couldn’t have arrived with better timing. As an ENT trainee soon to sit the FRCS(ORL-HNS) with an interest in facial plastics, I can comfortably say this is incredibly useful to have in the library. The book should suit...

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck: Current Techniques and Flap Atlas

Head and neck reconstruction continues to provide a challenge to surgeons, driving innovative approaches in free-flap surgery and a need to embrace developing technologies. This excellent text, written primarily by authors from the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas,...

Scientific Foundations of Audiology: Perspectives from Physics, Biology, Modeling and Medicine

Scientific Foundations of Audiology – Perspectives from Physics, Biology, Modeling and Medicine is a unique textbook which discusses a wide range of state-of-the-art topics in hearing, vestibular and brain science. The editors purport that this book is geared towards doctoral...

Pediatric Otolaryngology Practical Clinical Management

The pleasing thud of this book dropping through my letterbox was tempered by mild anxiety. I’d just accepted an adult ENT job with a paediatric on-call, and my trusty Graham, Scadding and Bull was nearly a decade out of date....

Vertigo Rehabilitation Protocols

The authors of Vertigo Rehabilitation Protocols, describe this book as an “invaluable resource” for neurologists, ENT doctors, orthopaedists and other rehabilitation specialists. However, I believe it would be directed more towards senior clinicians rather than those new to the field,...

Mastering Medical Photography of the Head and Neck

Medical photography has always been an integral part of the medical profession with benefits that span diagnosis, follow up, assessment of results and teaching. The popularisation of digital photography has made it more accessible to most doctors and other health...

Image-Guided Surgery: Fundamentals and Clinical Applications in Otolaryngology

Although not inspired particularly by the concept of the book, I was reassured by the introduction that the theory behind image guided surgery (IGS) would be presented in a way that was accessible, with “all technical descriptions trimmed to the...

Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Young Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families, and the Practitioners Who Guide Them

This book is well written but a little too wordy and technical for the wide range of people that it is intended. Each chapter is broken down into readable sections and is very well-referenced throughout the text and very comprehensibly...