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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Ontogenies of Otology – Vol 1: Anatomy

Whilst there are few who are actively involved in the historical aspects of otology, there always seems to be great interest whenever I introduce the quirks of history into any of my talks. This book, I suspect, will very much...

To Hear Again, To Sing Again: A Memoir by Ellis Douek, ENT Surgeon and Hearing Implant Pioneer

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” LP Hartley’s immortal words could have been written for these fascinating reflections on the practice of ear, nose and throat surgery during the second half of the 20th century....

The Essential Guide to Coding in Otolaryngology: Coding, Billing, and Practice Management - Second Edition

Medical coding has been complex, evolving, and less understood by many, although it affects every medical practitioner practice in the United States. This book presents with the essentials of coding and billing for the otolaryngologist, thereby making it efficient and...

Medicine in the Mountains

This is an easy-to-read paperback with interesting accompanying photographs. Its focus is one of the UK-based teams who have done considerable healthcare work in Nepal. Written by David Hawker, a British anaesthetist, we see the story unfold through his eyes....

Otologic Surgery - 5th Edition

Otologic Surgery 5th Edition, edited by Derald Brackmann, Clough Shelton, Moises Arriaga and Richard Gurgel, is a textbook masterpiece. The book is written in tribute to the editors’ mentors: Drs Howard House, William House and James Sheehy, whose pioneering work...

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders and Pacific Islander Ear Care Manual

I was delighted to review this manual, having had the previous privilege of joining its lead author, Professor Harvey Coates, in one of his indigenous ear health clinics just outside Perth, Western Australia. Prof Coates has worked with a broad...

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...