This section is devoted to reviewing the latest books 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 Francesca McCabe by email on francesca@pinpoint-scotland.com
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Hearing: An Introduction & Practical Guide

Hearing: An Introduction & Practical Guide presents a concise overview of the anatomy, physiology, and assessment methods of hearing. It then goes on to delineate and explore the most common pathologies, disorders and management approaches related to hearing impairment. This...

Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Hearing Devices - Second Edition

This is a detailed resource for hearing-related healthcare professionals. It comprehensively addresses various aspects of cochlear implant care across 22 very readable chapters. Three of these chapters are new in this second edition; including single-sided deafness, auditory neuropathy, and the...

Comprehensive Management of Vestibular Schwannoma

This is the Holy Grail of texts for anyone involved in the management of vestibular schwannoma. Edited by Matthew Carlson from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the Associate Editors are from the same department, but the 156 contributors to...

Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma

Several years ago, after being appointed as a consultant, my esteemed senior colleague entered my office and questioned why I was reading a textbook at that stage of my career, suggesting that I should be focusing solely on journals. Whilst...

Implantable Hearing Devices

Implantable Hearing Devices is aimed principally at ENT surgeons in training and as a resource for otological surgeons wanting to know more about the devices available. The authors state it is a clear, concise, and comprehensive book offering answers to...

A Treatise on Otosclerosis and its Treatment

Rinze Tange and I were co-authors for the otosclerosis chapters of both the seventh and eighth editions of Scott-Brown’s Otorhinolaryngology which he references in his book. It was particularly exciting therefore to receive this beautiful 363-page treatise on all that...

Balance Function Assessment and Management – Third Edition

Now in its third edition, this textbook provides an extensive amount of up-to-date information on the assessment and management of the vestibular system. Four new editors have been recruited for this edition and all chapters have been reviewed and reorganised...

The Atlas of Cavityless Cholesteatoma Surgery: Volume I and II

The Atlas of Cavityless Cholesteatoma Surgery draws upon four decades of the authors’ experiences, based in the Jindal Institute in North India. Their aim is to showcase the inside out technique with obliteration of created mastoid cavities; and for the...

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Fourth Edition

I was quite intrigued to receive this book, as the third edition was a book I had read cover to cover whilst a trainee, and was one of my core books. Initially, having a quick glance through, I could immediately...

Pocket Tutor Otolaryngology – Second Edition

The Pocket Tutor series has succeeded again with a visually different second edition of Otolaryngology. Mr Bhattacharyya has now joined with fellow ENT Consultant, Ms Ifeacho and ENT trainee, Mr Zhang, to produce a revised pocket companion fit for the...

Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes – Second Edition

The second edition of Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment aims to become a point of reference for all professionals involved in assessing cochlear implant candidacy and interested in broadening their knowledge to maximise the hearing capabilities of their patients. This book...

Programming Cochlear Implants - Second Edition

Wolfe and Schafer open their second edition with up-to-date images of brand-specific devices and show various configurations and customisations available to the recipient. For the audiologist, they introduce highly relevant topics such as polar plots for microphones, array types and...