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Measure torsional nystagmus with Interacoustics VisualEyes™

Interacoustics’ new VisualEyes™ solution provides clinicians with a comprehensive set of tools to make fast and accurate diagnostic decisions in those suffering from dizziness and balance disorders.

The evolution in management of microtia and atresia

The management of microtia and atresia has evolved significantly. Ossama Abdelhamid and Amr Abdelhamid explain how a multidisciplinary approach has become standard, with the aim of delivering individualised assessment and intervention that should target functional, structural, cosmetic and psychological aspects...

The Surgical Skills Centre in BACO 2018: pride of place

Simulation in medical training is gaining prominence with every passing year, and BACO will have a large space showcasing this area. We hear from the organisers. In recognition of the developing importance of simulation in surgical training, BACO 2018 has...

Have we reached our limits in endoscopic skull base surgery?

As being an anterior skull base surgeon becomes the aspiration of many ENT trainees, Professor Nicolai gives his personal insights into the future for this exciting subspeciality. Having been directly involved in the evolution of transnasal endscopic surgery (TES) since...

The rise of a medical ‘mirrorworld’

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are concepts we’ve heard of, but only seen in films such as Terminator, Minority Report and Mission Impossible. In this article, Tom Lovelock describes how AR/VR will impact our lives. A recent article...

Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section Meetings Programme 2019/20

by Chris Aldren I’m delighted to tell you about the exciting Otology Programme I have put together with the help of my Secretary, Ian Bottrill, and the Royal Society Medicine (RSM) committee. I’ve tried to make this a very practical...

Otology & Neurotology in the COVID-19 Era: International Virtual Bootcamp Course on Endoscopic and Exoscopic Ear and Lateral Skull Base Surgery

By Arun Iyer, University Hospital Monklands, UK COVID-19 has brought challenges in otology. This is partly because many otological procedures are aerosol-generating. There have also been difficulties in organising conferences and teaching due to travel restrictions and social distancing. Therefore,...

Directed audio pointing the way to a great listening experience – HyperSound Clear<sup>TM</sup>

In this Spotlight on Innovation we explore an innovative ultra-thin speaker system compatible with TVs, which can be programmed by a hearing professional to a listener’s hearing profile and preferences to deliver a directed 3D listening experience. Whether your patients...

Rask-Andersen made honorary member of ENT UK

The inner-ear research laboratory at the University of Uppsala in Sweden has a long tradition of ear research. The department has been linked to such legendary names as Barany (Nobel Laureate), Nylen and Stahle. Now, the head of that department, Professor Helge Rask-Andersen, has been awarded honorary membership of ENT UK.

The future of rhinology

Over the last few decades, rhinology has been one of the most dynamic and progressive areas of ENT. Professor Fokkens is perfectly placed to offer insight into the future possibilities that could transform our patients’ care, many of which are...

Screening for hearing aid fittings – an approach for primary care

Introduction The communication difficulties related to hearing loss can lead to ‘depression, social withdrawal and problems with employment and access to information sources’ [1]. Furthermore, unmanaged hearing loss is associated with dementia, a poorer quality of life, depression, anxiety and...

Quo vadis FESS? Future directions in functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is now so ubiquitous that it is hard to imagine a time when it was not part of our clinical practice. Valentin Tomazic takes a look at its early development and looks ahead to endoscopic sinus surgery...