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Imaging tinnitus

Tinnitus is a common sensation with a reported prevalence of 7-32%. The British National Study of Hearing recorded that 10% of adults suffered from prolong spontaneous tinnitus, and approximately a quarter of these are subsequently referred to hospital for investigation...

Life Down Under: an overview of the Sydney Endoscopic Ear Fellowship

As we emerge from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the first half of 2020, trainee colleagues will be looking to their future once again. Options may include fellowships, and we are delighted to have Dr Andrew Ma share...

Multifrequency tympanometry

There are many good reasons to start using multifrequency tympanometry as opposed to a traditional, single 226Hz probe tone. Here, Leigh Martin of Interacoustics discusses the uses and benefits. Tympanometry is a core test in the audiologist’s test battery. In...

The utilisation of three-dimensional printed models in skull base surgery

As technology improves, there are new ways to assist with surgeons when it comes to training and preparing for surgery. Barbara Anne Thomson and Georgios Kontorinis highlight how 3D printing can help with the understanding and surgical planning for complex...

1st ENT Masterclass® World Congress

Post-COVID, ENT Masterclass returned to provide free quality education with a two-day World Congress in an opulent venue matched by an international faculty who shine brightly in their respective fields. On day one, the organising team welcomed over 250 delegates...

Selective upper airway stimulation

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is one of the most common diseases in industrialised countries and is characterised by an intermittent obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. The standard treatment for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which...

Audiology in this issue...Age-related Hearing Loss and Dementia

GUEST SECTION EDITOR Barbara E Weinstein, PhD, Professor and Founding Executive Officer Health Sciences Doctoral Programs, Graduate Center, CUNY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA. E: bweinstein@gc.cuny.edu The prevalence of dementia is escalating worldwide,...

Surgical management of sleep disordered breathing

Snoring and sleep-disordered breathing are often described as multi-level problems, and different surgical procedures are required to treat the various sites of airway narrowing and/or collapse. Jonathan Hobson gives us an eloquent run-through the various options available to the ENT...

Evidence based practice in paediatric audiology

Audiology, like most of the health sciences professions, has been working on integrating evidence-based practice principles since the mid-1990s [1]. Professional organisations and regulatory colleges have produced evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, disseminated them to audiologists and collaborated with practitioners to...

Time to professionalise medical leadership

For a profession proud of its adherence to an evidence base, medicine has been remarkably slow to acknowledge and to act on the evidence which underpins the value of good leadership to patients and the healthcare system. Mr Robert Francis...

Clinical management: 
a personal view

When Nigel Beasley approached me to write on my experience of clinical management, I was a little surprised. I see myself as primarily a clinician, but have had increasing involvement with clinical management within my Trust. I am now in...

Patient-centred audiological rehabilitation: facilitating and hindering factors for implementation

Introduction Patient-centred care in the health sector is a worldwide concern [1, 2]. Patient-centred rehabilitation is characterised by availability, appropriateness, preference, and timelines [3]. A consensus report by the Institute of Medicine [4] defines a patient-centred approach as ‘providing care...